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We are finally unravelling the mystery of what causes severe covid-19

By Mark Anderson A computer graphic representation of the molecular structure of bradykininHANK MORGAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY An out-of-control human peptide called bradykinin could be responsible for some of the varied and sometimes deadly symptoms seen in people who have contracted the coronavirus. We already have drugs to control bradykinin, which are being tested as treatments… Read More »

Mystery Chinese illnesses cause identified

A preliminary investigation into viral pneumonia illnesses sickening dozens of people in and around China has identified the possible cause as a new type of coronavirus, state media said Thursday. Chinese health authorities did not immediately confirm the report from state broadcaster CCTV. Coronaviruses are spread through coughing or sneezing or by touching an infected… Read More »