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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Seafaring nightmare: Aerosol transmission drove SARS-CoV-2's spread aboard a star-crossed cruise ship

Among the many startling images of the early coronavirus pandemic were the luxury cruise ships that garnered the nickname "floating incubators."

Medical research

Vitamin B6 may help keep COVID-19's cytokine storms at bay

Who would have thought that a small basic compound like vitamin B6 in bananas or fish could be key to a robust response against COVID-19?

COVID-19 outbreak

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the infectious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

A pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China was first reported to the World Health Organization Country Office in China on 31 December 2019 and recognised as a pandemic on 11 March 2020.

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases.

More information: WHO, CDC, global cases.

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Molecular & Computational biology

First complete coronavirus model shows cooperation

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.

Medical research

Why some coronavirus strains are more infectious than others

Coronavirus outbreaks have occurred periodically, but none have been as devastating as the COVID-19 pandemic. Vivek Govind Kumar, a graduate student, and colleagues in the lab of Mahmoud Moradi at the University of Arkansas, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Openly available toolkit to help lab-based coronavirus research

The rapid onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has meant that many laboratories around the world have quickly redirected research efforts to focus on COVID-19. Correspondingly, there has ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibodies recognize and attack different SARS-CoV-2 spike shapes

The virus that causes COVID-19 belongs to the family of coronaviruses, "corona" referring to the spikes on the viral surface. These spikes are not static—to infect cells, they change shapes. Maolin Lu, an associate research ...

Vaccination

Comparing COVID-19 vaccines: How are they different?

Even if you're still waiting for a vaccine, watching the first people get their COVID-19 vaccinations may have felt like a huge relief. As the weeks pass, countless reports are coming out about the effectiveness of new vaccines ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Possible SARS-CoV-2 reinfection described at skilled nursing facility

(HealthDay)—Possible reinfection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been observed at a skilled nursing facility (SNF) in Kentucky, according to research published in the Feb. 26 issue ...

Vaccination

Canada approves AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

Canada on Friday authorized a third Covid-19 vaccine, adding AstraZeneca's candidate to its approved list alongside the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna shots.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Czechs impose the tightest lockdown amid UK variant surge

With new infections soaring due to a highly contagious coronavirus variant and hospitals filling up, one of the hardest-hit countries in the European Union is facing the inevitable: the tightest lockdown since the start of ...