Protective Mechanism of Quercetin and Its Derivatives in Viral-induced Respiratory Illnesses

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Wahyu Choirur Rizky et al. Globally, acute respiratory illnesses are the most commonly manifesting illness in all age group. The disease mostly affects the upper respiratory tract (URT) and is self-limiting. However, a small percentage progresses to lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI). The most important causative agents of severe LRTIs are bacteria and viruses. Various […]

Potential Therapeutic Approach of Melatonin against Omicron and Some Other Variants of SARS-CoV-2

Rahima Begum et al. Potential Therapeutic Approach of Melatonin against Omicron and Some Other Variants of SARS-CoV-2 The Omicron variant (B.529) of COVID-19 caused disease outbreaks worldwide because of its contagious and diverse mutations. To reduce these outbreaks, therapeutic drugs and adjuvant vaccines have been applied for the treatment of the disease. However, these drugs […]

Gilead Has Paid $178 Million to Doctors to Promote Drugs Despite Patient Deaths

Dilyana Gaytandzhieva American pharmaceutical giant Gilead has paid at least $178 million to doctors and $81 million to hospitals in the US to promote and prescribe the company’s drugs despite cases of deaths and severe side effects. The drug-maker funded as many as 21,833 physicians in 2019 alone, according to data about Gilead payments from […]

Anti-herpes Virus Activity of the Carnivorous Botanical, Sarracenia Purpurea

Latha Kannan, Ashok Kumar, Aradhana Kumar, Betram Jacobs, Jeffrey Langland Herpes simplex virus type‐1 (HSV‐1), one of the most widely spread human viruses in the Herpesviridae family, causes herpes labialis (cold sores) and keratitis (inflammation of the cornea). Conventional treatment for HSV‐1 infection includes pharmaceutical drugs, such as acyclovir and docosonal, which are efficacious but […]

In Vitro Characterization of a Nineteeth-Century Therapy for Smallpox

William Arndt et al. In the nineteenth century, smallpox ravaged through the United States and Canada. At this time, a botanical preparation, derived from the carnivorous plant Sarracenia purpurea, was proclaimed as being a successful therapy for smallpox infections. The work described characterizes the antipoxvirus activity associated with this botanical extract against vaccinia virus, monkeypox […]