Rapid mutations cause doubts about long-term coronavirus immunity

A joint study by two top epidemic research institutes in China warns that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) has gone through rapid mutations since January, and these genetic changes may allow it to spread for much longer than expected. In a paper posted in the pre-print server bioRxiv, researchers at Guangzhou Medical University and Fudan University stated that the coronavirus has acquired six major mutations that have enhanced its ability … Continue reading Rapid mutations cause doubts about long-term coronavirus immunity

Claim: Coronavirus has mutated to become more contagious

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is claiming that a new strain of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading around Beijing that is more infectious than the previous strain. According to the regime, the new strain contains a mutation known as D614G that supposedly makes the virus twice as contagious, and also more deadly. Chinese employees at the Scripps … Continue reading Claim: Coronavirus has mutated to become more contagious

Here’s the lowdown on whether the coronavirus has already mutated

The Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) has now infected over 5.6 million people worldwide, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. As experts continue to study the contagion, some have suggested that there is more than one strain of the coronavirus. They believe that these mutations have greatly altered how infectious and deadly the virus is.Since the emergence of SARS-CoV-2, the pathogen … Continue reading Here’s the lowdown on whether the coronavirus has already mutated

Tracing the origins of COVID-19

On December 9, 2019, long before the world knew anything about it, a video interview took place with one of the key players in the COVID-19 drama, Dr Peter Daszak, President of the EcoHealth Alliance, who inadvertently may have provided indications of its true origin. (Article by Lawrence Sellin republished from Wionews.com) Much of that discussion centred around … Continue reading Tracing the origins of COVID-19

Epigenetics Could Explain Why COVID-19 Affects People Differently

The COVID-19 pandemic spread around the globe in a matter of months, leaving devastating human health and economic consequences in its wake. From a viral point of view, this incredible success is the result of a careful balance between its deadliness and contagiousness.While the number of deaths is nearing the 300,000 mark as of May … Continue reading Epigenetics Could Explain Why COVID-19 Affects People Differently

Excess Stress Changes Marks on DNA and Could Epigenetically Harm Mental Health

An excess amount of the stress hormone, cortisol, in the body could impact epigenetic processes and boost one’s risk of experiencing psychological issues in the long run, reports a new study in Scientific Reports. People with anxiety, post-traumatic stress, depression and other stress-related disorders could be adjusting chemical tags on their DNA as a result of high … Continue reading Excess Stress Changes Marks on DNA and Could Epigenetically Harm Mental Health

A Heart Attack May Leave Long-Lasting Epigenetic Marks on DNA

A heart attack could leave behind more than just physical damage, according to a new study. Suffering from myocardial infarction, or a heart attack, may lead to the storage of epigenetic marks on certain genes. Researchers from Uppsala University reported in Human Molecular Genetics that an epigenetic “memory” of a heart attack may stick around on DNA … Continue reading A Heart Attack May Leave Long-Lasting Epigenetic Marks on DNA

High Sugar Diet May Epigenetically Affect Sperm Quality

Obesity continues to be a rising problem in the US. It can result in a number of negative health effects that can shorten life expectancy like diabetes, hypertension, and can even alter the functionality of sperm in men. With fertility levels in recent decline for both women and men it’s important to understand all factors that contribute to healthy reproduction. … Continue reading High Sugar Diet May Epigenetically Affect Sperm Quality

Epigenetic Test Beats Pap & HPV for Detecting Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer used to be the number one cause of death in women about a hundred years ago. But thanks to advancements in medical science, this disease is almost preventable today. However, cervical cancer (CC) still claims the lives of over 4,000 women each year in the US.While Pap and human papillomavirus (HPV) testing have … Continue reading Epigenetic Test Beats Pap & HPV for Detecting Cervical Cancer

DNA Hydroxymethylation Regulates Gene Expression of Cancer-Causing Epstein-Barr Virus

The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is one of the most common human viruses found all over the world. It spreads via bodily fluids, especially saliva, and causes what many may be familiar with – infectious mononucleosis, or mono. This virus, when in its latent form in humans, can also lead to cancer of the upper-throat, or … Continue reading DNA Hydroxymethylation Regulates Gene Expression of Cancer-Causing Epstein-Barr Virus