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A coming wave of diabetes? The link with COVID-19

Researchers are observing a new long-term health concern in patients hospitalized with COVID-19—an increase in new-onset hyperglycemia lasting months after infection. An Italian study found that about half of the patients admitted to the hospital for COVID-19 during the start of the pandemic had new cases of hyperglycemia, or high levels of blood sugar. They […]

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A novel method for the rapid repair of peripheral nerve injuries

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide suffer from peripheral nerve injuries, which often leave them with long-term disabilities. The peripheral nervous system is analogous to the circulatory system; a network of vessels that reaches all parts of the body, but instead of blood flowing through vessels, electrical signals propagate information through thin fibers […]

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Blood test can track the evolution of coronavirus infection

A blood test that quantifies the protein ACE2, the cellular protein that allows entry of the coronavirus into cells, as well as ACE2 fragments produced as a result of interaction with the virus, could be a simple and effective method for monitoring SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to a study led by Javier Sáez-Valero, from the UMH-CSIC […]