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    dcyphr-d by Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    Background     Severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 SARS-CoV-2 was declared to have emerged from Wuhan china in December 2019. SARS-CoV-2 is the third coronavirus to have caused respiratory illness in humans. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was recognized as a global pandemic in March 2020 and has had an deleterious effect on the economy and global health. 20% of COVID-19 cases experience pneumonia and fever which cause acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). This is similar ...
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    dcyphr-d by Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    Abstract This study looks at how effective social distancing is in a mid sized city. 20% of deaths were avoided in real cities that carried out social distancing. When the social distancing ended these rates went back up. This study suggests that social distancing allows hospitals to increase their capacity. It is necessary to have enough testing and self isolation to slow the spread of the virus.IntroductionOn January 21st, Washington had the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the US. On Mar...
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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 Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    Abstract     Microplastics (MPs) are of great environmental and health concern. They have been found in oceans, rivers, sediments, sewages, soil, and table salt. This study looks at the effect of MPs on mammalian systems. The tissue distribution, accumulation, and tissue specific health risk of MPs in mice were tested. This study shows that MPs accumulate in the kidneys, liver, and gut. The accumulation is dependent upon the MP’s size. The tissues showed biomarkers that suggested disturbances of...
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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 Janet Hsu on 2020-06-18
    AbstractThe drug BI-RG-587 inhibits HIV-1 reverse transcriptase. It is noncompetitive with respect to dGTP. BI-RG-587 inhibited HIV-1 replication in vitro. BI-RG-587 showed little cytotoxic effects until very high concentrations in culture.Introduction Many drug therapies for HIV-1 target the reverse transcriptase because reverse transcriptase is needed for virus replication. Reverse transcriptase is an enzyme that generates DNA from an RNA template. Many effective inhibitors are nucleoside anal...
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    dcyphr-d by Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    Abstract  Minority ethnic and black individuals appear to be disproportionately affected by low vitamin D levels and COVID-19 infection. This study aims to establish if blood levels of vitamin D are associated with COVID-19 infection risk. UK biobank recruited 502,624 participants aged 37-73 years. Exposure data and blood vitamin D levels were acquired. The data was then cross referenced. Complete data was available for 348,598 UK Biobank participants. Only 449 participants had confirmed COVID-1...
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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...
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    dcyphr-d by Ivan Chan on 2020-06-18
    AbstractThe embryo of the common fruit fly (Drosophilia) develops based on a body plan that is set by maternal-effect genes, which are expressed in the mother. In this paper, the nos protein produced by the maternal-effect gene nanos is found to be necessary for the abdomen to form. In addition, if nos is not produced, blocking the maternal-effect gene hunchback can restore the abdomen. These results suggest that the nos gene product blocks the activity of the gene product hb of maternal hunchba...
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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 ...