Dec 31, 2020

St. Jude scientists make breakthrough and discover possible COVID-19 treatment

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The team focused on cytokines, small proteins released in the body in response to inflammation. They concentrated on the most elevated cytokines in COVID-19 patients and found one duo that stood out.

Turns out, the drugs to treat these cytokine reactions, or cytokine storms, already exist.

When tried on mice, the medication protected them from COVID-19 death and from sepsis, a deadly infection of the blood.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) — Scientists at St. Jude may have figured out how COVID-19 kills, and more importantly, how to stop it.

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