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Experts say myocarditis is major cardiovascular effect seen in COVID-19 patients
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Experts say myocarditis is major cardiovascular effect seen in COVID-19 patients

Experts have previously suggested that SARS-CoV-2 (the COVID-19 causing virus) damages the heart muscle cells when it enters these cells through ACE2 receptors

Scavenger receptors in good cholesterol may allow SARS-CoV-2 into human body, claims study
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Scavenger receptors in good cholesterol may allow SARS-CoV-2 into human body, claims study

The study explains that the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor binds with the SARS-CoV-2 virus through a receptor-binding domain.

New study reveals why different people experience varying intensity of COVID-19 symptoms
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New study reveals why different people experience varying intensity of COVID-19 symptoms

As per the study, the expression of about eight genes such as the ones responsible for hypoxia, uncontrolled inflammation or cytokine storm, oxidative stress and vitamin K biosynthesis, increased with age, suggesting the higher susceptibility of the elderly to the SARS-CoV-2 virus

People with congenital heart disease may not be at high risk of developing severe symptoms of COVID-19, suggests study
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People with congenital heart disease may not be at high risk of developing severe symptoms of COVID-19, suggests study

The scientists from the Congenital Heart Disease Centre at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons conducted a review study on 7,000 individuals who were born with congenital heart disease

What makes coronavirus an 'ace' at invading cells? Blame its club-shaped protein spike and a molecule in the human body
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What makes coronavirus an 'ace' at invading cells? Blame its club-shaped protein spike and a molecule in the human body

In the months since the coronavirus stormed on to the world’s stage, millions have been infected and billions of other lives affected indirectly

Why men are more vulnerable to COVID-19 than women
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Why men are more vulnerable to COVID-19 than women

Recent research suggests that men have a higher amount of ACE2 in their plasma, which is likely why they are more vulnerable to COVID-19.

Men’s blood has higher levels of a key enzyme used by the Coronavirus to infect cells, study
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Men’s blood has higher levels of a key enzyme used by the Coronavirus to infect cells, study

ACE2 is found in the heart, kidneys and it is thought to play a role in how the infection progresses into the lungs.

Why has COVID-19 infected and killed so many more people than SARS?
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Why has COVID-19 infected and killed so many more people than SARS?

The genome of COVID-19 is 86% similar to the SARS genome, yet the two strains have played out very differently.