COVID-19 infections

Bats Offer Clues to Treating COVID-19

Rochester, NY — Bats are often considered patient zero for many deadly viruses affecting humans, including Ebola, rabies, and, most recently, the SARS-CoV-2 strain of virus that causes coronavirus. Although...

Fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic Through Testing

Chevy Chase, MD — The world is now in the grips of a historic pandemic. The death toll from the novel coronavirus has climbed to more than 117,000 in the United States and 448,000 around the world....

The Rafts Used by Viruses

Trento, Italy — Rescue rafts are a lifesaver, although other types of rafts may put our lives in danger: that is the case with ‘lipid rafts’, which are exploited by coronaviruses to attack...

Cellular Nanosponges Could Soak up SARS-CoV-2

Washington, DC — Scientists are working overtime to find an effective treatment for COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. Many of these efforts target a specific part of...

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