Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How the new coronavirus penetrates, exploits and kills cells

"Know your enemy," Sun Tzu, the great sage of war, wrote some 2,500 years ago. Today, as COVID-19 spreads around the globe, the greatest army of medical scientists ever assembled is bent on learning all it can, as fast as ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Modelling the spread of COVID-19

New research suggests that a different approach to modelling the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, could be beneficial for developing new strategies for coping with the ongoing global pandemic. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What we do and do not know about COVID-19's infectivity and viral load

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, it has become clear that people need to understand basic facts about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to make informed health care and public policy decisions. Two basic virological ...

Medications

Discovery of a restriction factor for hepatitis B virus

Hepatitis B is a viral liver infection that can lead to acute or chronic conditions. Although there is a vaccine that offers protection against the virus, current treatments which prevent the virus from replicating are not ...

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