Why men may fare worse than women against SARS-CoV-2

Data from COVID-19 cases around the world suggest that the new coronavirus hits men harder than women. Differences in men and women’s immune responses to the virus may help explain why. When infected by the new coronavirus, women may mount a more potent adaptive immune response than do men, a…

Two drugs show promise against COVID-19

Korean researchers have screened 48 FDA-approved drugs against SARS-CoV-2, and found that two, that are already FDA-approved for other illnesses, seem promising. The FDA approval for other uses would greatly reduce the time needed to gain FDA approval of use in COVID-19. The research is published in Antimicrobial Agents and…

Fullerene compounds will help in the fight against lung cancer

A team of scientists from Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology, the Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences and National Taiwan University has discovered that fullerene compounds can effectively kill non-small-cell lung carcinoma cells and found the mechanisms behind their anti-tumor activity. Lung cancer…

Tips to prevent circulatory problems in the heat

In the coming days it will be hot again: this week, temperatures are expected to climb in the whole of Germany. The heat is getting to many people on the circulatory system – dizziness and headache can be the result. What helps, says pharmacist Ursula Funke, Wiesbaden. High temperatures are…