Lab Study: High-fiber Short Chain Fatty Acids May Control COVID-19 Related Gut Tissue Inflammation

gut tissue inflammation

A study conducted at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, shows that compounds produced by gut microbiota (bacteria and other microorganisms) during fermentation of insoluble fiber from dietary plant matter do not affect the ability of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 to enter and replicateRead …

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Case Study & Viral Replicas Show How COVID-19 Evades Immune Defenses

The vast majority of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 clear the virus, but those with compromised immunity, such as individuals receiving immune-suppressive drugs for autoimmune diseases, can become chronically infected. As a result, their weakened immune defenses continue to attack the virus without being able to eradicate it fully. New researchRead …

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Clinical Commentary: Post-Viral COVID Long-Haul Treatment Mirrors Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Therapy

This interview with Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia (CFS/FMS) researcher and board-certified internist explores the commonalities among CFS/FMS and post-viral COVID (aka Long-Haul Syndrome) and relapse symptoms seen in patients after viral infection. As described in a recent case study in Clinical Microbial and Infections, persistent symptomsRead …

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Paper Suggests Vitamin B6 May Calm Cytokine Storms Linked to COVID-19

B Vitamins and Erectile Dysfunction

Studies have so far explored the benefits of vitamins D and C and minerals like zinc and magnesium in fortifying immune response against COVID-19 (read more on that here). But research on vitamin B6 has been mostly missing. Food scientist Thanutchaporn Kumrungsee hopes a paper published in Frontiers in NutritionRead …

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“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 …

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Small Rockefeller Study: COVID Antibodies Last for at Least Six Months after Infection

COVID Antibodies

A critical question that everyone wants to know is, “How long will immunity to the novel coronavirus last after one is infected? A new Rockefeller University study suggests that the antibodies linger. Those who recover from COVID-19 are protected against the virus for at least six months, and likely muchRead …

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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 …

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