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Chinese doctors say they may be able to cure coronavirus without a vaccine

May 19th, 2020

A new type of coronavirus treatment could give COVID-19 patients relief. Scientists in China injected antibodies isolated from recovered coronavirus patients and injected them into mice that still had an infection. The researchers say the treatment reduced the viral load by a factor of 2,500, which is incredibly dramatic. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. …

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These are the coronavirus medications the FDA is warning people not to take

April 28th, 2020

People are self-medicating with malaria drugs after a certain government official endorsed them as “game-changers.”  The US Food and Drug Administration is trying to prevent the widespread, unauthorized use of these medications, as they could do far more harm than good. Side effects including heart issues, and patients who are given the drugs in a …

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Brain implant breakthrough may reverse paralysis

April 28th, 2020

Researchers developed a system that uses a brain implant and brain-computer interface to translate signals between the brain and limbs of a paralyzed person. Early testing shows that the system can restore the sense of touch and even allow a paralyzed patient to play Guitar Hero. Eventually, as the technology is further improved, a wearable …

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A simple new treatment is saving coronavirus patients’ lives

April 16th, 2020

Coronavirus patients with severe respiratory symptoms may benefit from being placed on their stomachs instead of on their backs while being treated. Lying prone on your stomach “opens up parts of the lung” that aren’t open when a person is flat on his or her back.  Anecdotal reports from doctors suggest that the prone position …

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A drug called losartan might help us beat coronavirus

March 19th, 2020

Scientists from the University of Minnesota are testing the blood pressure drug losartan to see if it can prevent COVID-19 infection or reduce symptoms.  The drug, which is a widely-available generic medication, may help by blocking a site on cells that is used by the virus.  Doctors are also testing the malaria medication hydroxychloroquine to …

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China says it found a flu drug that can treat coronavirus

March 18th, 2020

Japanese flu drug favipiravir is showing promise in treating symptoms of coronavirus infection and shortening the time the virus remains active in an infected person.  Reports out of China suggest the drug is safe and effective, improving the lung condition of patients and helping them rid their bodies of the virus.  Japanese health officials are …