Public Health

‘Silencing’ Protein to Weaken COVID-19

Oeiras, Portugal — When invaded by a virus, our body cells launch an alert to neighbouring cells to increase their antiviral defenses to prevent the infection from spreading. Some viruses, however,...

Study details N439K variant of SARS-CoV-2

Glasgow, UK — An international team of researchers has characterized the effect and molecular mechanisms of an amino acid change in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein N439K. Viruses with this mutation are...

Hidden States of the COVID-19 Spike Protein

Austin, TX — The virus wreaking havoc on our lives is an efficient infection machine. Comprised of only 29 proteins (compared to our 400,000), with a genome 1/200,000 the size of ours, SARS-CoV-2 is...

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