Bradykinin © Fvasconcellos / Wikipedia

Researchers at the Radboud university medical center (Nijmegen, the Netherlands) seem to have found an essential mechanism in the disease process of COVID-19, which has so far been overlooked. Bradykinin, which makes blood vessels leak, might be the missing link. If this insight is correct, it probably has important consequences for the treatment of the disease. In an international collaborative effort, it is now being investigated whether the new insights and treatments do indeed have an effect in practice.

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