Australian scientists find biological marker in long COVID patients

Australian scientists find biological marker in long COVID patients

Source: Xinhua Editor: huaxia 2022-01-15 09:32:30 SYDNEY, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- A team of researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and St Vincent's Hospital Sydney have found clear biological marker in patients experiencing long COVID. The study, published in the Nature Immunology journal on Friday, used data collected from unvaccinated patients at St Vincent's Hospital who were infected with the Alpha variant during Australia's first wave of the pandemic in early 2020. Dr. Chansavath Phetsouphanh, senior research associate at UNSW's Kirby Institute and co-lead author on the paper said this study describes the long-term impact of COVID-19 on the immune system through analysis in a laboratory setting. "We found that there is a significant and sustained inflammation that indicates prolonged activation of the immune system response detectable …
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