A cholesterol-lowering drug could make coronavirus as treatable as the common cold, scientists have suggested. Researchers at New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center looked at depriving the virus of nutrients which Covid-19 needs to survive. They found that fat which accumulates inside lung cells is a key component of what the virus needs to reproduce. Depriving the virus of these conditions could mean that the virus could be better controlled, with the researchers claiming it could be reduced to something akin to an ordinary cold. "By understanding how the SARS-CoV-2 controls our metabolism, we can wrestle back control from the virus and deprive it from the very resources it needs to survive," said Prof Yaakov Nahmias from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He continued: "With second-wave infections spiking in countries across the globe, these findings couldn't come at a better time. "If our findings are borne out by clinical studies, this course of treatment could potentially downgrade Covid-19's severity into nothing worse than a common cold." During the study, which was previewed by the Cell Press – a publisher of biomedical journals, including Cell and Neuron – scientists screened medications that could interfere with the virus’s ability to reproduce. They found that one cholesterol-lowering drug, fenofibrate, showed promising results which allowed lung cells to burn more fat and therefore depriving the coronavirus of the conditions it needed to survive. After five days of treatment with the drug, the researchers said that the virus had almost completely disappeared in lab studies.
“Nothing like this has ever happened to a President of the United States before," Trump said in a statement.
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Another day, another Karen. A video has been circulating social media of a white woman calling the police to report a Black man for standing outside his house, according to The Seattle Times. Yes, just standing. The woman accused the man of being a burglar but insisted race had “nothing to do” with her choice to profile him.
Newton-John had been open about her breast cancer journey since she was first diagnosed in 1992 at the age of 43.
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Actress Halle Berry, 54, showed off her toned back and legs in a new swimsuit photo. The actress is known for her hardcore workouts and following a keto diet.
Either that or he's listening to a lot of Bo Burnham.
Pete Davidson wore a T-shirt with a cryptic message a day after announcing his split from Kim Kardashian
The former "SNL" star was photographed while filming on location in Cairns, Australia, where he appeared to make an interesting fashion statement.
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She couldn't believe what she found in the boys' section of Target.
The Emmy winner's rep also tells PEOPLE that Heche has "a significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention"
Olympic gymnastics champ Suni Lee flipped head-over-heels as she threw the first pitch at the Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays game.
A teenage girl has gone viral after sharing on the social media website Reddit that she is evicting her family, including her pregnant stepsister.
Rudy Giuliani says he can't make the trip to testify before a Georgia grand jury. But Fulton County prosecutors say they have receipts showing he's got no problem traveling.
Rudy Giuliani pointed to an unspecified medical condition to request a delay of his August 9 appearance before a grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia.
“Grease” star John Travolta is paying tribute to his late costar, Olivia Newton-John. As The Blast previously reported, the actress famously known for playing the character Sandy in the 1978 film “Grease” died at the age of 73 on Monday, August 8, 2022. John Travolta Says Olivia Newton-John ‘Made All Of Our Lives So Much Better’ In a […]
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Three months after announcing she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Sid Wilson, Kelly Osbourne showed off her baby bump during a night out with her parents in London.
Journalist and former Olympian Matthew Syed would've never expected his 8-year-old son to strike up a random conversation with the Duchess of...
Mom Isn't Allowing Her Toddler to Travel Solo with MIL for Heartbreaking Reason & Reddit Couldn't Be More Supportive
A mom told her MIL that she doesn’t want her daughter to travel on a solo trip — and Reddit is rallying around to show full support. The OP explained that her little one, who is almost 3, just got out of hospice care after going into remission. “Unfortunately, the cancer has returned except it […]
Channing Crowder Holds Onto His Toxicity And Spews More Hate For Russell Wilson: 'He Ain't My Type Of Dude'
Channing Crowder continues to drag Russell Wilson’s name.
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Kim Kardashian is not happy with Kanye West, calling his meme of her relationship with now ex-boyfriend Pete Davidson "appalling." West created a fake "New York Times" front page, declaring Pete 'Skete' Davidson was dead.
Pitt apparently has a "good list" and a "s**t list" for actors he's worked with over his career, according to his co-star.
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New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman released a pair of photos to corroborate reporting in her forthcoming book that White House staffers regularly found ripped-up printed paper clogging a toilet in the presidential residence during former President Trump’s administration. The photos, shared with Axios on Monday, reportedly show small pieces of paper in a toilet in the White…
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Olivia Newton John died at the age of 73 after a 30-year battle with breast cancer. Chloe Lattanzi is the actress's only child.