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red blood cell deformability

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    Increased red blood cell deformation in children and adolescents after SARS-CoV-2

    This interesting finding is for acute Covid-19 and not Long-Covid nor ME/CFS. In fact after 6 months the findings vanish. However, it's still an interesting finding given the reduced red blood cell deformability finding in ME/CFS, which hasn't been reproduced. Abstract COVID-19 is associated...
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    The RBC-NOX hypothesis

    The RBC-NOX hypothesis Hello again, everyone. Welcome, to the RBC-NOX hypothesis, which I consider by far my best idea yet. It connects the IDO metabolic trap, red blood cell deformability, craniocervical instability (including recoveries after surgery), Alan Light’s research on fatigue...