Tag Archives: Causes

We are finally unravelling the mystery of what causes severe covid-19

By Mark Anderson A computer graphic representation of the molecular structure of bradykininHANK MORGAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY An out-of-control human peptide called bradykinin could be responsible for some of the varied and sometimes deadly symptoms seen in people who have contracted the coronavirus. We already have drugs to control bradykinin, which are being tested as treatments… Read More »

How COVID-19 causes smell loss

Temporary loss of smell, or anosmia, is the main neurological symptom and one of the earliest and most commonly reported indicators of COVID-19. Studies suggest it better predicts the disease than other well-known symptoms such as fever and cough, but the underlying mechanisms for loss of smell in patients with COVID-19 have been unclear. Now,… Read More »