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    dcyphr-d by Oby Uche on 2020-06-18
    Abstract The theory of historical contingency is that repeated occurrences of an evolutionary event result in dramatically different outcomes. This theory was tested on the same four types of anolis species (ecomorphs) on four different islands in the Greater Antilles. The similar morphologies and niches of the lizards among the islands can be explained by one of two hypotheses: all ecomorphs originated from a common ancestor on one island and then dispersed to different islands, or that ther...
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    dcyphr-d by Leanna Zelle on 2020-06-18
    AbstractThis study looks at the expression of endoglin (CD105), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR-1), and epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (c-erbB-2). The expression of these were all correlated with the prognosis of adenocarcinoma in the cervix. This study shows that cervical adenocarcinoma is caused by angiogenesis that is controlled by the interactions of CD0105, VEGF, EGFR-1, and c-erbB-2. IntroductionCervical cancer has been decreasing in wo...
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    dcyphr-d by Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    Abstract This study was done to see if a disposable N95 mask can be sanitized and reused. Being able to reuse N95 masks would help with the shortage of masks for healthcare workers. Vaporized hydrogen peroxide, ultraviolet light, and ethanol were all tested as decontaminants. The best decontaminant was determined by how well the masks were decontaminated and how well the physical material of the masks held up, known as integrity. Introduction As we know, the SARS-CoV-2 has become a global ...
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    dcyphr-d by Leanna Zelle on 2020-06-18
    AbstractAcute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) occurs when inflammation of the lungs leads to respiratory failure without cardiac failure. The mortality of patients with ARDS is still high despite efforts to develop treatments. Identifying biomarkers of ARDS will help decrease mortality. This study looks at soluble advanced glycation end-products, soluble tumor necrosis factor-receptor 1, interleukin-6, interleukin8, and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 for ARDS treatment by a soluble inhib...
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    dcyphr-d by Leanna Zelle on 2020-06-18
    AbstractIt is important to understand how SARS-CoV-2 infects the cells so that medications and vaccines can be safely developed. This study looks at angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) and Ang 2 receptor-1 (AT1-R). Some treatments involving ACE2 and AT1-R are recombinant ACE2, ACE inhibitors, AR1-R blockers, Ang 1-7 peptides, and Janus kinase-signal transducer inhibitor (JAKinibs).BackgroundSARS-CoV-2 causes a wide range of symptoms and severity. It has a high infectivity and mortality rate. ...
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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  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: 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
    Aims:The researchers aimed to study early clinical and CT developments of COVID-19 pneumonia. These signs can provide clues for early diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.Introduction:The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The virus has an envelope and granules. It originated from Wuhan, Hubei, China. Symptoms are acute, onset, and severe. The disease is very infectious. The virus is spread through respiratory droplets, contact...
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    dcyphr-d by Daniel Amuedo on 2020-06-18
    AbstractMen and women appear to have different susceptibilities to (COVID-19). The S protein found on the surface of coronaviruses allows the virus to attach to the target (host) cell. After the virus is attached to the host, it will signal for a protein that modifies the S protein and allows the coronavirus to enter the cell. With higher levels of androgens (testosterone), the gene that codes for this protein is expressed more. This could explain why men are more susceptible to COVID19. In orde...