SARS-CoV-2 modulates host cell central carbon metabolism for reproduction

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A team of scientists from Sweden and India has recently characterized the host cell metabolic alterations associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. Their findings reveal that SARS-CoV-2 modulates the host cell’s central carbon metabolism to facilitate replication and infection propagation. Moreover, they observe that the severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) primarily depends on the blood levels of glucose, mannose, and glutamate. The study is currently available on the bioRxiv* preprint server.

Background

Since its emergence in late December 2019 in Wuhan, China, SARS-CoV-2, the causative pathogen of COVID-19 disease, has infected 114 million people

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Children’s National Hospital COVID-19 vaccine Washington DC

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The Pfizer vaccine is the one that will be given out by the hospital, said Children’s National Hospital.

WASHINGTON — The Children’s National Hospital will offer COVID-19 vaccinations to 16 and 17-year-olds that qualify for inoculation, according to a news release from the hospital.

The Pfizer vaccine is the one that will be given out by the hospital, said Children’s National Hospital.

To be put on a waitlist for the vaccine, a form must be filled out. 

There is currently a limited amount of vaccines. An invitation to make an appointment will be sent via text as soon as the

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Hospital employee charged with stealing from COVID-19 patient

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Police Chief Jim Elensky said the employee ‘does not represent the fine people working in the healthcare industry’ during the pandemic.

HAINES CITY, Fla. — A hospital employee is charged with grand theft after she stole more than $900 from a COVID-19 patient’s wallet, Haines City Police said. 

Officer say it happened Feb. 19 at AdventHealth Heart of Florida. According to police, the patient put his wallet in a bedside table drawer. Sometime after that, 46-year-old nursing assistant Yolanda Curtis-Deliz told the man to go to the bathroom “to freshen up” while she “refreshed” the room, officers said.

When the

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Screening to detect prior coronavirus infections launched by Adaptive Biotech, with Microsoft’s help

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Adaptive Biotechnologies launched a test that uses machine-learning technology from Microsoft to detect prior coronavirus infections, aiming to fill an important gap left by standard antibody screening.

The screening, called T-Detect COVID, searches for T-cell responses against the disease, rather than the immune proteins detected by conventional tests. Seattle-based Adaptive says its product may help people who believe they’ve been infected but haven’t tested positive with currently available analyses. That includes long-haulers — patients who suffer lingering COVID symptoms, often for months.

“Some of these people were never diagnosed,” Lance Baldo, Adaptive’s chief medical officer, said in an interview. “Sometimes

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