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Polish researchers investigate causes of long COVID

The lack of antibodies against the nucleocapsid protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus doubled the risk of the so-called long COVID, an inter-university team of Polish scientists found. This discovery, which requires further confirmation, could potentially open new avenues for the prevention and treatment of this disorder.

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    Scientists from Poznań investigate Lyme disease in children

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    Polish sensor for non-invasive monitoring of body water level

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    Warsaw researchers develop technology for early detection of neurodegenerative diseases

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    Bacteriophages have potential to save humanity, says biochemist

    Preparations composed of bacteriophages can be called self-producing and self-limiting drugs: they will multiply as long as they find bacteria. Without bacteria, they will disappear, says Professor Alicja Węgrzyn from the University of Gdańsk. In her opinion, bacteriophages have the potential to save humanity.

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    ChatGPT fails Polish internal medicine exam

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    Polish discoveries important for glioma therapy development

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Polish researchers investigate causes of long COVID

The lack of antibodies against the nucleocapsid protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus doubled the risk of the so-called long COVID, an inter-university team of Polish scientists found. This discovery, which requires further confirmation, could potentially open new avenues for the prevention and treatment of this disorder.