Infectious Diseases

How Fast could SARS-CoV-2 be Detected?

Beijing, China — In the past 20 years, humans have suffered several serious epidemics from emerging viruses, such as SARS, swine flu, Ebola, MERS and (most recently) SARS-CoV-2. During each epidemic,...

New Promising Antibodies Against SARS-CoV-2

Bonn, Germany — Antibodies are an important weapon in the immune system’s defense against infections. They bind to the surface structures of bacteria or viruses and prevent their replication....

Detecting COVID-19 Antibodies in 10-12 Seconds

Pittsburgh, PA — Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University report findings on an advanced nanomaterial-based biosensing platform that detects, within seconds, antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2, the...

Nanocrystals that Eradicate Bacteria Biofilm

Pohang, South Korea — The COVID-19 pandemic is raising fears of new pathogens such as new viruses or drug-resistant bacteria. To this, a Korean research team has recently drawn attention for developing...

Nanoparticle Vaccine for COVID-19

Stanford, CA — Before the pandemic, the lab of Stanford University biochemist Peter S. Kim focused on developing vaccines for HIV, Ebola and pandemic influenza. But, within days of closing their campus...

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