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COVID-19 dysregulates a hormone system causing damage to the heart and lungs; a common blood pressure drug just might help. HONOLULU— The first outpatient clinical trial in Hawaii is aimed at finding an effective treatment for patients with COVID-19 using telmisartan, a medication commonly used for blood pressure control. Researchers at the John A. Burns […]

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Date: July 15th, 2020 in Comment-Post, External News, Research

The relation between selenium, GPX1, ebselen, and SARS-CoV-2 Mpro (Nsp5). Selenium (Se) availability regulates expression of GPX1, which, in turn, mitigates oxidative stress. If left unchecked, oxidative stress promotes viral mutagenesis. The selenium-containing compound ebselen mimics GPX activity and is a potent inhibitor of Mpro (Nsp5). GPX1 also interacts with Mpro in a yet-to-be-characterized fashion. Mpro is essential for […]

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COVID-19 dysregulates the delicate balance of the renin angiotensin system, causing the release of hormones that damage the heart and lungs. For study information, contact Cris Milne at 692-1335 or email cmilne@hawaii.edu   HONOLULU—Researchers at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), University of Hawaii (UH) announce that they have opened the first clinical […]

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UH lab to serve as hub for COVID-19 testing innovation Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced the city will provide $3.9 million in funding from the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and additional funding from the Rockefeller Foundation to support the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Tropical Medicine Clinical (TMC) […]

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Two face shields created by Punahou faculty and staff to help build up Hawaii’s PPE inventory. Photo by  Michael Savala, University Health Partners.   By Paula Bender JABSOM News  Mr. Taryn Loveman from Punahou School teaches Design Thinking, Technology, and Fabrication. Two years ago, Loveman made a forward-thinking statement to parents who attended the opening […]

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Date: May 13th, 2020 in External News, Faculty, JABSOM News, UH Manoa

This photo was taken prior to the mandatory mask requirement in Hawaii.  Arcadia Resident Helen Paris celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family with respect to social distancing. Photo courtesy of Arcadia Family of Companies. By Paula Bender JABSOM NEWS Observing the rate that COVID-19 has afflicted the globe, Hawaii government officials put in […]

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