Research Brief: A new approach to averting inflammation caused by COVID-19

Via University of Minnesota

“’We are now recognizing the importance of controlling this robust inflammatory response in COVID-19 infection in order to reduce associated organ damage and mortality,’ said Gilligan, a student at the Medical School. ‘Finding new ways to dampen the body’s inflammatory response to COVID-19 will likely be as important as finding effective antiviral therapies to control COVID-19 infection and reduce life-threatening organ damage.’” 

“’Moreover, these compounds have been found to be non-toxic and non-immunosuppressive in ongoing clinical trials for other inflammatory diseases, making them even more promising candidates for rapid clinical translation,’ said Gilligan.”

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