Organoids are helping scientists study the coronavirus
ɪᴀɴ ᴍ. ᴍᴀᴄᴋᴀʏ, ᴘʜᴅ 🦠🤧🧬🥼🦟🧻What Miniature Lab-Grown Brains Reveal About the Effects of Covid-19 by @emilylmullin
Remember: "While organoids have certain benefits over cell lines and mice, they still have limitations."
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Influenza virus-induced lung injury: pathogenesis and implications for treatment
Social media users have been sharing a quote attributed to the inventor of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, currently being used to detect COVID-19, which says "PCR tests cannot detect free infectious viruses at all". This quote has been...
ɪᴀɴ ᴍ. ᴍᴀᴄᴋᴀʏ, ᴘʜᴅ 🦠🤧🧬🥼🦟🧻Fact check: Inventor of method used to test for COVID-19 didn’t say it can’t be used in virus detection
CLAIM: The nasal swab test commonly used for diagnosing COVID-19 involves obtaining a sample from a protective layer of cells known as the blood-brain barrier. Disrupting this area can result in...
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Test for COVID-19 does not involve collecting a sample from the blood-brain barrier
Florida reported a record increase of more than 15,000 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours on Sunday, as the Trump administration renewed its push for schools to reopen and anti-mask protests were planned in Michigan and Missouri.