Common #dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) efficiently blocks the interaction between ACE2 cell surface receptor and #SARS-CoV-2 spike protein D614, mutants D614G, N501Y, K417N and E484K in vitro

bioRxiv posts many COVID19-related papers. A reminder: they have not been formally peer-reviewed and should not guide health-related behavior or be reported in the press as conclusive. On 11th March 2020, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, was declared as a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). To date, there …

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#Statin liver safety in non-alcoholic fatty #liver disease. A systematic review and metanalysis

Statin liver safety in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients is not well defined. We analysed differences in liver function tests, including alanine transaminase aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate transaminase (AST), and gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) in NAFLD patients treated or not with statins. MethodsWe performed a systematic review of MEDLINE via PubMed and EMBASE databases and metanalysis …

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Acute and long-term disruption of #glycometabolic control after #SARS-CoV-2 infection

Patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are reported to have a greater prevalence of hyperglycaemia. Cytokine release as a consequence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection may precipitate the onset of metabolic alterations by affecting glucose homeostasis. Here we describe abnormalities in glycometabolic control, insulin resistance and beta cell function in patients with …

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Flourishing Despite #Migraines: A Nationally Representative Portrait of Resilience and Mental Health among Canadians

1) To examine the relationship between migraine status and complete mental health (CMH) among a nationally representative sample of Canadians; 2) To identify significant correlates of CMH among those with migraine. Methods Secondary analysis of the nationally representative Canadian Community Health Survey – Mental Health (CCHS-MH) (N=21,108). Bivariate analyses and a series of logistic regression …

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#Perception of invisible masked objects in early infancy

Recurrent loops in the visual cortex play a critical role in visual perception, which is likely not mediated by purely feed-forward pathways. However, the development of recurrent loops is poorly understood. The role of recurrent processing has been studied using visual backward masking, a perceptual phenomenon in which a visual stimulus is rendered invisible by …

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