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1. chinaXiv:202002.00084 [pdf]

Clinical remission of a critically ill COVID-19 patient treated by human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells

Bing Liang; Junhui Chen; Tao Li; Haiying Wu; Wenjie Yang; Yanjiao Li; Jianchun Li; Congtao Yu; Fangang Nie; Zhaoxia Ma; Mingxi Yang; Panrong Nie; Yanfeng Gao; Chuanyun Qian; Min Hu
Subjects: Medicine, Pharmacy >> Clinical Medicine

BackgroundThe COVID-19 cases increased very fast in the last two months. The mortality among critically ill patients, especially the elder ones, was relatively high. Considering that most of the dead patients were caused by severe inflammation response, it is very urgent to develop effective therapeutic agents and strategies for these patients. The human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUCMSCs) have shown very good capability to modulate immune response and repair the injured tissue with good safety. Case PresentationHere, we reported the treatment process and clinical outcome of a 65-year-old female critically ill COVID-19 patient infected with 2019-nCoV (now called SARS-CoV-2). The significant clinical outcome and well tolerance was observed by the adoptive transfer of allogenic hUCMSCs.ConclusionsOur results suggested that the adoptive transfer therapy of hUCMSCs might be an ideal choice to be used or combined with other immune modulating agents to treat the critically ill COVID-19 patients.

submitted time 2020-02-27 Hits31934Downloads5783 Comment 0

2. chinaXiv:201609.00993 [pdf]

Perspective of monochromatic gamma-ray line detection with the High Energy cosmic-Radiation Detection (HERD) facility onboard China’s space station

Xiaoyuan Huang; Anna S. Lamperstorfer; Yue-Lin Sming Tsai; Ming Xu; Qiang Yuan Jin Chang; Yong-Wei Dong; Bing-Liang Hu; Jun-Guang L╱; Le Wang; Bo-Bing Wu; Shuang-Nan Zhang
Subjects: Physics >> Nuclear Physics

HERD is the High Energy cosmic-Radiation Detection instrument proposed to operate onboard China's space station in the 2020s. It is designed to detect energetic cosmic ray nuclei, leptons and photons with a high energy resolution (?1%?for electrons and photons and?20%?for nuclei) and a large geometry factor (>3m2sr?for electrons and diffuse photons and?>2m2sr?for nuclei). In this work we discuss the capability of HERD to detect monochromatic?γ-ray lines, based on simulations of the detector performance. It is shown that HERD will be one of the most sensitive instruments for monochromatic?γ-ray searches at energies between??10?to a few hundred GeV. Above hundreds of GeV, Cherenkov telescopes will be more sensitive due to their large effective area. As a specific example, we show that a good portion of the parameter space of a supersymmetric dark matter model can be probed with HERD.

submitted time 2016-09-14 Hits879Downloads496 Comment 0

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