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    dcyphr-d by Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    Abstract Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE2) is a known binding site for Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACEIs) and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs) work to decrease the ability of (ACE2) to function properly. It is hypothesized by researchers that the blockage of (ACE2) will lead the body to increase expression of the gene to produce more (ACE2). This could potentially bring about an overall increase in the potential binding sites available fo...
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    dcyphr-d by Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    Abstract This article introduces a novel unobtrusive wearable device that measures electrodermal activity (EDA) for health related systems. EDA measures the changes in conductivity in the skin because of increases or decreases in sweat gland activity. This device is placed on the wrist and continuously monitors if the user is in a calm or distress condition. The results indicate 89% accuracy when using only data from the EDA signal. IntroductionThe detection of stress can prevent many health is...
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    dcyphr-d by Oby Uche on 2020-06-18
    Abstract Carotenoids are colored compounds produced by plants, fungi, and microorganisms. Pea aphids can appear in a red or green color, and the carotenoid torulene occurs only in red pea aphids. The aphid genome encodes multiple enzymes for carotenoid biosynthesis. These genes are derived from fungal genes, which have been integrated into the aphid genome and duplicated. A mutation of a certain region in the red aphid genome that encodes a single carotenoid desaturase results in a loss of fo...
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    dcyphr-d by Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    Abstract: Respiratory infections such as Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) can spread through droplets, airborne particles, and aerosols from speaking, sneezing, or coughing. The spread of the virus can come from presymptomatic, asymptomatic, or symptomatic individuals.The CDC has recommended home-made cloth face coverings for the general public. N95 respirators are the gold standard. Currently they are in short supply and should be reserved for the medical professionals. There is ...
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    dcyphr-d by Janet Hsu on 2020-06-18
    AbstractResearchers conducted a phylogenetic analysis of 160 human severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) genomes. They found three major variants of the virus: A, B, and C. The A variant represents the ancestral type with the bat coronavirus as the outgroup. The B variant is common in East Asia. But, this variant often mutates when it leaves East Asia. Thus, genetic variation may be lost for the B type of virus outside of Asia. There may also be immunological or environmen...
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    dcyphr-d by Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    AbstractThe abnormal blood coagulation function of severe COVID-19 patients is well known. But the prevalence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is not. This study aims to determine the prevalence of VTE in severe COVID-19 patients. An ultrasound was used to determine if 81 severe patients had VTE. 25% of the patients had VTE, and 40% of the patients with VTE passed away. Age, lymphocytes, activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), and D-dimer were all differing factors between VTE and non-VTE...
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    dcyphr-d by Janet Hsu on 2020-06-18
    AbstractThe researchers hypothesize that militarization will lead to increased police violence. They studied the 1033 program, which is a U.S. Department of Defense program. It gives excess military equipment to law enforcement agencies (LEA). The researchers looked at the correlation between the amount of equipment transfers and violence. Violence was measured using civilian casualties, change in civilian casualties, and the deaths of dogs. There is a positive and statistically significant corr...
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    dcyphr-d by Alexander Alexandrov on 2020-06-18
    AbstractThis was a retrospective study about the effect of hydroxychloroquine (with or without azithromycin) on in-hospital mortality and abnormal electrocardiogram findings. The study focused on adverse effects of this drug, opposed to its efficacy as a COVID-19 therapeutic. Records from 25 NY metropolitan region hospitals (representing 88.2% of COVID-19 patients in the area) were collected. Four groups were examined: patients receiving hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, hydroxychloroquine a...
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    dcyphr-d by Alexander Alexandrov on 2020-06-18
    Abstract This study analyzes two methods for treating a ruptured calcaneal tendon (Achilles tendon). Various procedures, some more invasive than others, are currently used by doctors in treating acute and chronic ruptures of this tendon, but there is no consensus on which technique is ideal. This paper focuses on comparing traditional open tendon reconstruction with semitendinous (part of hamstring) grafting and less invasive tendon reinforcement. Introduction The calcaneal, or Achilles, tendon...
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    dcyphr-d by Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    Abstract     Social media has rapidly grown as a medium to disperse information. The popularity of social media has led certain movements such as veganism to become more visible to the average person. This exposure helps veganism to become more accepted by the mainstream. Despite this there is a lack of research on how to properly manage a vegan diet for athletic causes. The researchers of this study reviewed applicable research papers regarding vegan diets. There is little data regarding sp...