Tech and Research

COVID-19 and Diabetes: A not so sweet ever after

The connection between diabetes and SARS-CoV-2 is not unidirectional. While diabetes mellitus aggravates the body’s response to SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), it appears the virus may also induce the development of diabetes. Hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar, is strongly associated with diabetes and has been observed in COVID-19 patients. Unexpectedly, this condition has arisen in patients who…

Resurrection of Tuberculosis and other Dangerous Infectious Diseases: How COVID-19 has Led to the Re-emergence of Previously Suppressed Infectious Diseases 

Coughs ring out in the air as overrun hospitals desperately seek to revive their patients. Nurses and doctors in personal protective equipment (PPE) scramble around, tired and overworked. Eventually COVID-19 cases start falling at steady rates, and the world breathes a sigh of relief as health care workers push back another wave of infections propelled…

The Pandemic Legacy and mRNA Vaccine Technology: Vaccines for HIV and Cancer

As COVID-19 emerged as a global humanitarian threat, many pharmaceutical companies entered the race for the development of a vaccine. Consequently, we have witnessed the widespread application of mRNA vaccine technology, given its notable advantages over DNA-based vaccine technology in quicker manufacturing and production times [3]. While mRNA technology has existed for decades, the COVID-19…

COVID-19’s Shadow on Cancer Screening

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the priority of medical care around the globe. In April 2020, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recommended postponing medical services such as routine care and preventive screening in order to triage resources and reduce risk of transmission [6]. The enforcement of public health guidelines, compounded with the fear of…

“A New Vision for All”

Only ten years ago, curing total blindness was impossible. Today, scientists are closer than ever to developing a new technology that could restore sight for the visually impaired. Artificial retinal implants have revolutionized the field of ophthalmology since their introduction in 2014, becoming a viable treatment option for patients suffering from partial or total vision…

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