Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Low-cost method for finding new coronavirus variants

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a technology for cost-effective surveillance of the global spread of new SARS-CoV-2 variants. The technique is presented in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sequencing of wastewater can help monitor SARS-COV-2 variants

Viral genome sequencing of wastewater can provide an early warning system of emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants that is independent of investigations of identified clinical cases, according to a new study published in mSystems, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Can scientists predict all of the ways the coronavirus will evolve?

Late last year, three distinct and fast-spreading coronavirus variants were observed in the UK, South Africa and Brazil. More recently, variants in India, the US and elsewhere are causing alarm. Does the emergence of these ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Expert explains how to track coronavirus variants

New COVID-19 variants could potentially jeopardize a lot of the work that has been done so far to contain the pandemic. Sonia Gonçalves explains how genomic surveillance can help us track and contain them.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study predicts which kids hospitalized with RSV likely to worsen

Children hospitalized with breathing problems due to a common viral lung infection are likely to get sicker and remain hospitalized if they have high levels of defective copies of the virus, according to a new study by researchers ...

Medical research

Genome sequencing shows coronavirus variation drives pandemic surges

Genome sequencing of thousands of SARS-CoV-2 samples shows that surges of COVID-19 cases are driven by the appearance of new coronavirus variants, according to new research from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University ...

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