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Welcome to the ISHAS Professional & Academic Forum on Targeting Hyaluronan/Hyaluronic Acid (HA) in COVID-19 Infection and Pathology. Please familiarize yourself with these guidelines and rules before participating.

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  • Post irrelevant or off-topic posts. Posts that are not relevant may be deleted at the moderator’s discretion. Posting cryptic messages to bypass the rules is not permitted.
  • Disrespect the moderators. Moderators are volunteers that donate many hours of their own time to help in the forums. Violations of this rule will not be tolerated.
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Please Remember:

  • Users that do not abide by the rules may be subject to having their posts edited or deleted, their member account permanently banned from further access and/or deleted without notice.
  • Rules and guidelines may change at any time, please re-read them regularly.

Thanks for reading to the end! Thanks for your participation!