Can vitamin C cure Coronavirus? scientists separate fact from fiction

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vitamin C is a common remedy that some people believe will cure a common cold and flu. Although it helps us maintain good immune function, there’s little evidence that it can prevent or substantially reduce either of these diseases. But in the midst of the novel coronavirus outbreak, some “influencers” are claiming that taking mega doses of vitamin C can cure COVID-19 (the disease caused by novel coronavirus).

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Successfully Addressing the Challenges of Glycosylation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post-translational modification is a critical step in the synthesis of biotherapeutic molecules. Among these alterations to the original naked protein, glycosylation may be the most significant and difficult to properly complete. In this roundtable, we discuss the challenges and the pitfalls involved in generating authentic glycosylated molecules in cell culture and microbial production facilities. GEN interviewed several authorities in the field of protein production, including:

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Seeing the Beautiful Intelligence of Microbes

Bacterial biofilms and slime molds are more than crude patches of goo. Detailed time-lapse microscopy reveals how they sense and explore their surroundings, communicate with their neighbors and adaptively reshape themselves.

Intelligence is not a quality to attribute lightly to microbes. There is no reason to think that bacteria, slime molds and similar single-cell forms of life have awareness, understanding or other capacities implicit in real intellect.

But particularly when these cells commune in great numbers, their startling collective talents for solving problems and controlling their environment emerge.

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