Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How does SARS-CoV-2 evade our immune defenses?

How does SARS-CoV-2 evade our immune defenses? It's a good question, actually. When SARS-CoV-2 defeats host defenses, we need to know how it does so, and conversely, when host defenses prevail, that also needs to be understood. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Viral evolution in animals could reveal future of COVID-19

When animals catch COVID-19 from humans, new SARS-CoV-2 'variants' can arise. To evaluate this phenomenon, an interdisciplinary team at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences systematically analyzed mutation ...

Medical research

New target for COVID-19 vaccines identified

Next generation vaccines for COVID-19 should aim to induce an immune response against 'replication proteins', essential for the very earliest stages of the viral cycle, concludes new research carried out by UCL scientists.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds the SARS-CoV-2 virus can infect the inner ear

Many COVID-19 patients have reported symptoms affecting the ears, including hearing loss and tinnitus. Dizziness and balance problems can also occur, suggesting that the SARS-CoV-2 virus may be able to infect the inner ear.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Noninfectious versions of SARS-CoV-2 provide powerful research tools

To study a virus as infectious as SARS-CoV-2, researchers need to follow laborious protocols and have access to high-biosafety laboratories. Seeking to make such investigations safer, faster, and accessible to more teams ...

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