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    dcyphr-d by Oby Uche on 2020-06-18
    Abstract:COVID-19 is an acute respiratory tract infection. Understanding where exactly the SARS-CoV-2 virus replicates and infects within the body is important in trying to contain the virus. The paper reports, based on review of nine cases, that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can replicate in upper respiratory tract tissues. Active replication in the throat was confirmed by the presence of viral replicative RNA in throat samples. Significant amounts of virus can still be found in the sputum (phlegm) of p...
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    dcyphr-d by Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    Abstract Every year, all humans produce around 1021  bits of digital information on Earth. A bit is a shorthand way to reference binary digits, which are either a 1 or 0. These are the base units that computers use to calculate everything. This study assumes a 20% growth rate which predicts that after 350 years from now the amount of bits produced will surpass the amount of atoms on Earth, and around 300 years from now, the amount of energy required to sustain the production of these digital bi...
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    dcyphr-d by Christina Hijiya on 2020-06-18
    Abstract In this study, the researchers analyzed the unrest that occurred in Chile in 2019 through the lens of an epidemic-like mathematical model. They adjusted the conditions of the model using data about the unrest, and observed that the number of violent events follow well-defined patterns of social unrests that have been observed in other countries since the 1960s. The researchers also added disturbances to the model that alters the model to mimic the chaotic nature of the 2019 Chilean soc...
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    dcyphr-d by Christina Hijiya on 2020-06-18
    Abstract Researchers looked for vaccine targets against COVID-19 by investigating genetic similarities between SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and SARS-CoV, which caused a major outbreak in 2003. The researchers identified B cell and T cell epitopes in the S and N proteins that are identical between the two viruses. For T cell epitopes, the researchers also calculated the percentage of the global and Chinese population that could be covered by vaccines that target these epitopes. The...
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    dcyphr-d by Akaash Saraf on 2020-06-18
    Main:Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the virus that causes COVID-19. This virus, which originated from China, has spread to over 200 countries. Public health interventions in China have stopped the spread of the virus in China. However, the rest of the world is still in their first wave of the COVID-19 epidemic.One study of the virus assessed provinces outside Hubei, the virus’s province of origin. The study found that the non-pharmaceutical health interventions t...
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    dcyphr-d by Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    Abstract Background: COVID-19 has spread around the globe. This study investigates the infectivity of asymptomatic carriers. Materials and methods: 455 contacts who were exposed to the asymptomatic COVID-19 positive virus carrier were the subjects of this study. Results: During quarantine seven members in contact with the asymptomatic individual developed new cardiovascular conditions. However, no SARS-CoV-2 infections were detectable in all 455 contacts by a nucleic acid test. Conclusion: All 4...
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    dcyphr-d by Christina Hijiya on 2020-06-18
    AbstractIt is necessary to understand the protective immunity (how antibodies created against a primary infection respond to secondary infection) of SARS-CoV-2 to develop vaccine and health strategies to end the pandemic. An important question that has not been answered is whether SARS-CoV-2 infection results in protective immunity during a secondary infection. In this study, the researchers developed a rhesus macaque (a kind of monkey) model of SARS-CoV-2 infection. They found that the monkeys ...
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    dcyphr-d by Alexander Alexandrov on 2020-06-18
    Abstract This is a statement from the Indian Heart Rhythm Society (IHRS) summarizing the cardiovascular effects of hydroxychloroquine. The primary effects discussed are QT interval prolongation (heart taking too long for electrical recharge) and potentially fatal arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). This paper also addresses methods of identifying high risk groups and the monitoring necessary to prevent cardiac related death.  Introduction Hydroxychloroquine is often used for “autoimmune disorders,...
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    dcyphr-d by Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    AbstractScientists have found that the COVID-19 virus binds to the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor to enter the cell. This study looks at how much ACE2 receptor is contained in the Central Nervous System (CNS) tissue. The ACE2 receptors in the CNS show if COVID-19 damages nervous tissue. BackgroundCOVID-19 and GeneticsThe entire genome analysis of COVID-19 showed it was an RNA virus. This test also showed that COVID-19 was found before in bats in China. ACE2...
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    dcyphr-d by Leanna Zelle on 2020-06-18
    Abstract Despite the limited images of lightning on Jupiter, many photos have been used to determine the properties of lightning on Jupiter. For the first time, very high resolution photos have been taken of lightning, which show a higher flash rate, faster flash duration, and more accurate HWHM values. Same of the lightning has an origin higher than liquid water exists, which causes scientists to reconsider the known mechanism of lightning generation. Aims This study aims to discuss the meanin...