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Eyeballs, asthmatics, and 3D-printed organs: New discoveries about COVID-19 abound

Eyeballs, asthmatics, and 3D-printed organs: New discoveries about COVID-19 abound

Written by David

August 10, 2020

In general, the public’s interest in research related to COVID-19 is focused on a single issue: Is there a vaccine, and when is it going to be ready? It’s a massive question, of course. But it is not the only one that scientists and medical experts are asking. Every day, researchers around the world are cranking out papers related to COVID-19—and the truth is, we are making progress in understanding this disease.

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With more than 4.8 million cases and about 160,000 deaths in the U.S., the information their research is uncovering could not be more timely. Here are some of the most recent and interesting findings, drawn both from preprints—non-peer-reviewed articles—and published trials.

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The eyes have it Can the coronavirus infect us through our eyes?

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It appears likely. A team of Chinese researchers has mapped the genes for the ACE2 receptor (the specific protein that allows the virus to […]

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