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Coronavirus: ‘Right thing’ to be part of plasma trial

Media playback is unsupported on your device Blood plasma from patients who have recovered from Covid-19 is being tested as a potential treatment for those still suffering from the disease. It is hoped transfusing seriously ill patients with the plasma – which contains coronavirus antibodies – can give struggling immune systems a helping hand. Mother-of-seven… Read More »

Promising treatment to slow kidney disease doesn’t prove out in clinical trial

Historically, half or more of people with type 1 diabetes develop kidney disease, which frequently progresses to kidney failure requiring hemodialysis or a kidney transplant for survival. The high rate of this diabetic complication has dropped slightly in recent years, with the advent of better ways to control blood glucose (sugar) levels and improved blood… Read More »

Coronavirus: Blood clots targeted in treatment trial

Scientists are to test whether an experimental drug can prevent potentially deadly blood clots associated with Covid-19. The trial, funded by the British Heart Foundation, will test the theory the clots are caused by a hormone imbalance triggered by coronavirus infection. It will become one of several drugs currently being trialled to prevent the disease’s… Read More »