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Named the best mask to protect against coronavirus

. Surgical mask best protects against coronavirus infection. To such conclusion the group of scientists from the University of New South Wales in Australia, reports ScienceDaily.

The researchers compared the effectiveness of three types of masks: single layer, double layer and three-layer surgical PPE.

Found a way to prevent heart attacks

. A group of scientists from the Australian Monash University has submitted a drug that prevents heart attack. The corresponding article was published in the online edition of Science Translational Medicine.

Modeling a heart attack in laboratory mice, the researchers found that the formation of platelets affects one of the enzymes in the body — phosphoinositide-3-kinase class II. After artificial removal of the clots ceased to be formed.

Spanish doctors have identified the earliest symptom COVID-19

A group of Spanish scientists have discovered a new symptom of the infection of coronavirus, according to a paper published in the journal JAMA Dermatology.

Almost thirty percent of the monitored patients, experts noticed enanthema in the oral cavity — severe rash on the mucous membrane.

The mechanism of destruction of human dangerous parasite

. A group of scientists from Indiana University have discovered how the parasite Toxoplasma gondii infects human cells. The results of the study are published in the journal mBio.

The article notes that the Toxoplasma infected more than half of humanity. Usually this is due to consumption of contaminated water or food. Moreover, the penetration of the parasite in brain tissue can lead to severe symptoms.

Scientists have learned about the threat of a malfunction of the immune system in people with coronavirus

Ill COVID-19 may have problems with immunity, is reported in the Preprint of the research scientists from the Institute of Virology of Wuhan on the portal medrxiv.

Lymphopenia, that is, temporary or persistent decrease of lymphocytes in the blood, is a typical symptom in patients with COVID-19.

The coronavirus can begin to permanently settle in the body, said the scientist

The coronavirus can start to live permanently in the human body, such as herpes virus, said academician of RAS, honored scientist of Russia, Professor of Moscow state University. Lomonosov Sergey Kolesnikov in an interview with "Parlamentskaya Gazeta".

However, while there is no information that would indicate such a scenario with the agent COVID-19 the scientist explained.

The main way to achieve longevity

Scientists from Cambridge and Edinburgh University found that physical activity reduces the risk of premature death.

In a study published in the Lancet Global Health, the authors tracked the state of the inhabitants of the 168 countries that adhered to the who recommendations for physical activity. On average, about 150 minutes a week was paid to aerobic exercise training of moderate intensity, in which the muscles derive their energy from oxygen.

Chinese scientists have discovered how the fashion industry responds to a moist environment

Coronavirus COVID-19 may hide in shady moist environment, and over time re-infect people, said the head of the Chinese center for control and prevention of diseases, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Gao Fu.

"The virus is hiding in the shady, humid and relatively polluted environment that we can not imagine, after some time he suddenly appears and infects a large number of people," said Gao Fu on the Central television of China.

Coronavirus can become even more contagious, said virologist

Coronavirus will become even more contagious than, said the doctor of medical Sciences, Professor Anatoly Altstein in an interview with NSN.

According to him, the probability of a second wave COVID-19 in Russia 100 per cent, because the coronavirus "is generally not going anywhere".

Learned how to be stored the genetic data of Russians

Genetic data Russians will be stored in "anonymised", said the President of the Kurchatov Institute Mikhail Kovalchuk in an interview with "Parlamentskaya Gazeta".

"All human genomes in a single database will be depersonalized, the people in it are in some sense "impersonal," said Kovalchuk.

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