SARS-CoV-2

T Cells Recognize Recent SARS-CoV-2 Variants

Bethesda, MD — When variants of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) emerged in late 2020, concern arose that they might elude protective immune responses generated by prior infection or vaccination,...

‘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,...

New Corona Test Developed

Leipzig, Germany — Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) is the most widely used diagnostic method to detect RNA viruses such as SARS-CoV-2. However, it requires expensive laboratory...

SARS-CoV-2 Mutations in Competition

Bern, Switzerland — Prior to the emergence of new mutants of the coronavirus, such as the British variant B.1.1.7, the SARS-CoV-2 variant named D614G had already mutated from the original SARS-CoV-2...

First Complete Coronavirus Model Shows Cooperation

Austin, TX — The COVID-19 virus holds some mysteries. Scientists remain in the dark on aspects of how it fuses and enters the host cell; how it assembles itself; and how it buds off the host cell.  Computational...

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