Special Phage Therapy Clears a Patient’s Resistant Infection After 798 Days

After 700 days of antibiotic treatment, the infection of the 30-year-old bomb victim continued to rage. Unfortunately, the patient suffered life-threatening injuries during the attack on Brussels airport on March 22, 2016. Over the next three years, she faced a number of medical complications as her fracture-related wound became infected with pan-drug-resistant bacteria, or what … Read more

Nano-sized vesicles with ACE2 receptor could prevent, treat infection from current and future strains of SARS-CoV-2 – BIOENGINEER.ORG

HOUSTON and CHICAGO – Scientists from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Northwestern Medicine have identified natural extracellular vesicles containing the ACE2 protein (evACE2) in the blood of patients with COVID-19 that can block broad strains of SARS-CoV-2 virus in preclinical studies. The study was published today in Communications in nature. HOUSTON … Read more

Researchers simulate SARS-COV-2 transmission and infection on airline flights – BIOENGINEER.ORG

A study published in Indoor Air simulated the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, on a flight from London to Hanoi and on another flight from Singapore to Hangzhou. Credit: Dr. Lai A study published in Indoor Air simulated the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, on a flight from London … Read more

A Common Virus Can Trigger Multiple Sclerosis, According to Huge New Study

Multiple sclerosis – an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord – can occur after infection with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). According to the clinical source UpToDate, it is estimated that 90 to 95 percent of people become infected with EBV, also called human herpesvirus 4, by adulthood. In children, the virus usually … Read more

Common cold may protect against SARS-CoV-2 infection and lead the way…

.The common cold can have some protective benefits against coronavirus infection. Camilo Fuentes Beals / EyeEm / Getty Images Some people are less susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection. A new study suggests that T cells from previous coronavirus infection, such as the common cold, may protect against SARS-CoV-2. These T cells target the internal SARS-CoV-2 proteins. … Read more