Researchers Track Coronavirus Genetic Mutations

A study involving more than 5,000 COVID-19 patients in Houston finds that the virus that causes the disease is accumulating genetic mutations, one of which may have made it more contagious. According to the paper published in the peer-reviewed journal mBIO, that mutation, called D614G, is located in the spikeRead

Vitamin B3 May Protect Skin Cells from UV Exposure

Research presented at European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) 29th Congress/EADV Virtual (Oct 30-31, 2020), shows promise that a form of vitamin B3 (nicotinamide, NAM) could protect skin cells from the effects of ultraviolet (UV) exposure: the main risk factor for non-melanoma skin cancers (1). Researchers in Italy isolatedRead