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Coronavirus Treatment

A breakthrough coronavirus therapy might help patients recover faster

November 16th, 2020

The researchers who developed an interferon nebulizer for coronavirus patients have published promising results for a Phase 2 trial. The Synairgen SNG001 nebulizer helped hospitalized patients recover from COVID-19 faster than a group who received a placebo. A series of studies have shown that interferon may hold the key to preventing some COVID-19 deaths, as …

Coronavirus Complications

New discovery may explain why certain coronavirus patients die

November 15th, 2020

Researchers studying coronavirus patients’ immune responses might finally be able to explain why some people risk developing life-threatening COVID-19 complications. The COVID Human Genetic Effort detailed a pair of breakthrough findings about interferon issues that might put lives at risk during the course of COVID-19. The scientists found that some people have autoantibodies to interferon, …

Coronavirus Treatment

New coronavirus breakthrough might be the game-changing treatment we need

July 20th, 2020

A coronavirus treatment involving nebulizers that can deliver aerosols directly to the lungs of infected COVID-19 patients is seen as a significant breakthrough that could be a game-changer for the management of the pandemic. Patients who inhaled interferon beta from a Synairgen nebulizer were significantly less likely to develop complications and experience shortness of breath …

Coronavirus Cure

Doctors might already know which drugs can kill the coronavirus

May 22nd, 2020

Researchers looking for a coronavirus cure have figured out how the new pathogen interferes with the immune response once it infects cells. The doctors showed that SARS-CoV-2 can inhibit interferon cells that would be able to slow down the viral replication, but allows other proteins to call for help from B and T cells. A …