Coronavirus Infection Could Be Blocked by an Engineered VirusNews
An intranasal vaccine using an RNA virus for gene delivery protects against fatal MERS coronavirus infections in mice. Researcher are now applying this knowledge to tackle SARS-Cov2.READ MORE
Poor Air Quality Linked to Increased COVID-19 Deaths in Italy?News
Environmental and health researchers in Denmark and Italy demonstrate a probable correlation between air pollution and coronavirus-related mortality in two of the worst affected regions in northern Italy: Lombardy and Emilia RomagnaREAD MORE
Comprehensive Virological Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 PublishedNews
Researchers describe the efficient transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and provide a detailed report on the clinical course and treatment of Germany’s first group of COVID-19 patients. Based on these findings, criteria may now be developed to determine the earliest point at which COVID-19 patients treated in hospitals with limited bed capacity can be safely discharged.
How Important Is Speech in Transmitting Coronavirus?News
Normal speech by individuals who are asymptomatic but infected with coronavirus may produce enough aerosolized particles to transmit the infection.READ MORE
A new app has been launched that tracks symptoms related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), allowing anyone to self-report daily.
Whilst the classic symptoms of COVID-19 – fever, persistent dry cough, shortness of breath – are now drummed into anyone following the spread of this novel coronavirus, a potential new symptom has begun to be reported by medical experts – a loss of smell or taste.
Scientists discovered that coronavirus is detectable for up to three hours in aerosols, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.READ MORE
Genetically engineering macrophages – an immune cell that eats invaders in the body – could be the key to unlocking cellular therapies that effectively target solid tumors. Researchers demonstrated that CAR macrophages are able to kill tumors both in human samples in the lab and in mouse models.READ MORE
An article published in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine features some of the first lung ultrasound images in patients with the Coronavirus, and explores the roles the technique could have during the pandemic.READ MORE
Engineers have created a tiny device that can rapidly detect harmful bacteria in blood, allowing health care professionals to pinpoint the cause of potentially deadly infections and fight them with drugs.READ MORE
Six coronavirus research projects, including two focused on vaccine development, will be the first to benefit from a share of £20 million in UK government investment.READ MORE
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidance for industry, investigators and institutional review boards conducting clinical trials during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.READ MORE
CloudLIMS is making its "in the cloud" LIMS free of charge to any research facility or diagnostics laboratory doing SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 research or testing, be it any part of the world.READ MORE