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Testing treatments

Science | Researchers continue to hunt for a medication to battle the coronavirus
by Julie Borg
Posted 4/02/20, 03:56 pm

On March 21, 38-year-old Jim Santilli thought he was going to die. Lying in the hospital in Clinton Township, Mich., with COVID-19, he gasped for air and felt like he was slowly drowning. Then, an infectious disease specialist decided to give him a combination of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine and the widely used antibiotic azithromycin.

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Ethical research on COVID-19

Science | Scientists debate the use of fetal tissue in coronavirus experiments
by Julie Borg
Posted 3/26/20, 01:06 pm

Some researchers are using COVID-19 as an opportunity to promote research on the body parts of aborted babies.

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Harnessing high tech

Science | Scientists and doctors experiment with very modern ways to stymie a virus
by Julie Borg
Posted 3/19/20, 03:52 pm

In some Chinese hospitals, robots clean, remove contaminated items, and deliver food and medicine to patients to keep humans from spreading the new coronavirus. The robots can work for up to eight hours after charging for 20 minutes and return to the charging station when their power runs low.

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