Medical research

Mouse model mimics SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans

A mouse model of infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) reproduces features observed in human patients, researchers report May 26 in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. Using CRISPR/Cas9 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More effective human antibodies possible with chicken cells

Antibodies for potential use as medicines can be made rapidly in chicken cells grown in laboratories. Researchers at the University of Tokyo refer to their technique as the human ADLib system, short for autonomously diversifying ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Origins of COVID-19 still a mystery

The highly-infectious SARS-CoV-2 virus is most ideally adapted to infect human cells—rather than bat or pangolin cells, according to new computer modeling.

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