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AN INDIAN-AMERICAN DOCTOR FINDS A TREATMENT’

AN INDIAN-AMERICAN DOCTOR FINDS A TREATMENT’

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I have brought something that i would like to share with you and i hope it will make your day. An Indian-American doctor has discovered a potential strategy to prevent life-threatening inflammation, lung damage and organ failure in patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

Published online in the journal Cell, the research coming from the lab of Dr Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti, an Indian-born researcher working at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee, identified the drugs after discovering that the hyperinflammatory immune response associated with COVID-19 leads to tissue damage and multi-organ failure in mice by triggering inflammatory cell death pathways

AN INDIAN-AMERICAN DOCTOR FINDS A TREATMENT'
AN INDIAN-AMERICAN DOCTOR FINDS A TREATMENT’

About Kanneganti

An Indian-American doctor has discovered a potential strategy to prevent life-threatening inflammation, lung damage and organ failure in patients diagnosed with COVID-19.Kanneganti was born and raised in Telangana.

She received her undergraduate degree at Kakatiya University in Warangal, where she majored in Chemistry, Zoology, and Botany. She then received her M.Sc. and Ph.D from Osmania University in India.
COVID-19 is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The infection has killed more than 1.2 million people in less than one year and sickened millions more.”The findings link inflammatory cell death induced by TNF-alpha and IFN-gamma to COVID-19,” Kanneganti said

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