“Sunshine Vitamin House Resolution” Calls for FDA and CDC to Support Vitamin D for COVID-19

Vitamin D for COVID-19

In a striking move to recognize the significance and health benefits of vitamin D for COVID-19, U.S. Representative Glenn Grothman (R-WI) introduced House Resolution (H. Res. 116). The resolution recognizes the role vitamin D may play in the fight against COVID-19. The resolution calls out inaction by FDA and otherRead

DISCOVERY: Druggable Pocket Hidden in SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein

Spike Protein

A druggable pocket in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein that could be used to stop the virus from infecting human cells has been discovered by an international team of scientists led by the University of Bristol. The researchers say their findings, published in the journal Science, are a potential ‘game changer’Read

Case Report: Whole Foods Diet for Livedoid Vasculopathy

A whole foods, plant based diet may ease the painful skin blistering and scarring of livedoid vasculopathy, a baffling blood vessel disorder for which there is as yet no commonly accepted cure, and no known cause, suggest doctors in the journal BMJ Case Reports. The primary symptoms of livedoid vasculopathyRead

Study Shows Goldenseal May Interact with Metformin and Compromise Glucose Control

Diabetic patients taking the natural product goldenseal while taking the prescription drug metformin may be unwittingly sabotaging efforts to maintain healthy blood glucose levels, as reported in a study published in the journal Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Metformin was included in a cocktail of selected drugs given to participants inRead

HLA-I Genotype Shows Severe COVID-19 Predisposition

COVID-19 Variants

Researchers at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) discovered genetic predisposition to severe COVID-19. The results of the study were published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology. Researchers from the HSE Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology – Maxim Shkurnikov, Stepan Nersisyan, Alexei Galatenko and Alexander Tonevitsky -togetherRead