Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

DNA vaccines for COVID-19 effective in mice, hamsters

Currently available COVID-19 vaccines rely on mRNA strands to teach the human immune system to recognize the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have reported the successful development ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Estimating infectiousness of SARS-CoV-2: New study on viral load

What started as the preliminary analysis of routine laboratory data has since evolved into the largest-ever study of viral load levels in patients with SARS-CoV-2. A team of researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin ...

Medications

New drugs to fight COVID-19 developed

Scientists from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Queensland have developed two new drugs to both prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection, and also treat people who have been exposed to the virus so they do not develop severe ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Face masks effectively limit SARS-CoV-2 transmission

'Don't forget the mask'—although most people nowadays follow this advice, professionals express different opinions about the effectiveness of face masks. An international team led by researchers from the Max Planck Institute ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study: Culture influences mask wearing

Around the world and within the U.S., the percentage of people wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic has varied enormously. What explains this? A new study co-authored by an MIT faculty member finds that a public sense ...

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SARS-CoV-2

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was first reported in Wuhan, Hubei, China, on 17 November 2019.

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