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Low Cost Heparin Could Fight COVID-19

A widely available and affordable drug, heparin, limits lung damage when inhaled by COVID-19 patients, according to world-first findings by researchers from The Australian National University (ANU). The researchers are coordinating multiple studies tracking hospital patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 in 13 countries who were given doses of inhaled heparin. ANU study lead Professor Frank van Haren …

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Compound in the Herb Rosemary Against COVID-19

Scientists find evidence that carnosic acid can block SARS-CoV-2 infection and reduce inflammation. A team co-led by scientists at Scripps Research has found evidence that a compound contained in the medicinal and culinary herb rosemary could be a two-pronged weapon against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The scientists, in experiments described in a paper …

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Breathing: The Master Clock of the Sleeping Brain

Summary: During sleep, breathing entrains and coordinates neural activity across the limbic system, and enhances memory consolidation. Source: LMU While we sleep, the brain is not switched off, but is busy with “saving” the important memories of the day. To achieve that, brain regions are synchronized to coordinate the transmission of information …

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