Pakistan has reported 4,191 positive cases of covid-19 with 120 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to (NCOC).
Total 61,306 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours as the positivity percentage was measured at 6.83%.
The country is facing 4th wave of the coronavirus and it has so far reported 1,144,341 cases and 25,415 deaths since the beginning of pandemic.
Yesterday, the country reported s reported 4,016 positive cases of covid-19 with 95 deaths .
62,496 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours as the positivity percentage was measured at 6.42%.
Covid-19 is capable of producing massive damage to the lungs causing acute lung failure.
It can also cause severe harm to other organs. A group of researchers in Berlin have finally identified the target areas of lung damage so that people can have a better insight into the impact of the virus.
The researchers first identified the therapeutic targets to receive a detailed understanding of how the body is working while dealing with the infection.
The data gathered throughout this process involved patients from hospitals, as it is unlikely to take lung tissue samples from patients with mild or moderate disease and pneumonia.
Another way to collect samples for data is is the analysis of tissues after the death of Covid’19 patients.
The research team was aided by Prof. Dr. Martin Witzenrath, Deputy Head of Charité’s Department of Infectious Diseases and Respiratory Medicine to receive samples and gain important information concerning disease mechanisms and disease progression.
The second step involved the search for the most appropriate model to study and replicate the findings the lung and Hamsters were observed to be the best.
The importance of Syrian Hamsters as a model :
The Syrian Hamster was particularly chosen after an extreme investigation and analysis. The researchers worked with experts from MDC’s Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB), virologists, and veterinary surgeons from Freie Universität Berlin, plus data experts from the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) to explain the infection on the animal mode