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UV-LED lights destroy coronaviruses in seconds — and HIV too

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Mar 30, 2022 … TORONTO, Ontario — Could ultraviolet light wipe out HIV with the flip of a switch? A new study reveals UV-LED lights have the ability to not only destroy various strains of coronavirus, but also eliminate HIV. Christina Guzzo from the University of Toronto Scarborough says UV-LED lights alternate between white light and virus-decontaminating ultraviolet (UV) light.…

Exposure to harmless coronaviruses improves COVID-19 immunity

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Nov 23, 2021 … ZURICH, Switzerland — The word “coronavirus” is now synonymous with the COVID-19 pandemic, but largely harmless coronaviruses capable of infecting humans have been around for decades. Now, researchers from the University of Zurich report prior exposure to mild coronaviruses actually provides a certain degree of immunity against SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19. “People who have had…

Scientists develop a new strategy to fight coronaviruses, vaccinate against future pandemics

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Oct 15, 2021 … SUITA, Japan — Scientists have recently developed a vaccine that could end pandemics caused by diseases that emerge in animals, a new study reveals. In experiments, the vaccine halted five different types of coronaviruses in their tracks — including COVID-19. COVID has already claimed around five million lives worldwide. Health officials warn that viruses jumping…

2 in 3 coronavirus patients with moderate symptoms end up battling ‘long COVID’

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Aug 07, 2021 … PHOENIX, Ariz. — Two-thirds of people who experience moderate coronavirus symptoms end up with so-called “long COVID,” scientists warn. COVID-19 symptoms, like a loss of taste and smell, stick around for more than 30 days in the majority of mild cases, according to a new study. Existing research on the long term effects of the virus…

Another pandemic in 2028? Scientists discover ‘pocket’ that may stop future coronaviruses

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Jun 17, 2021 … CHICAGO, Ill. — The coronavirus pandemic is still here, but scientists are already preparing for the next one, if a disturbing trend continues. Researchers at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine say a seven-year pattern is emerging, dating back to 2004, which could signal that another coronavirus outbreak may arrive in 2028. Luckily, along with those…

New nano-fiber filter can capture nearly all coronavirus aerosols

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May 19, 2021 … RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Although many regions are rolling back their COVID-19 mask requirements, there are still plenty of situations which call for extra protection. Now, researchers have developed a nano-fiber filter using polymer nano-threads which can capture 99.9 percent of all coronavirus aerosols they encounter. That’s far more protection than any current mask can provide. “Our…

COVID-19 alters human genes, explaining mystery behind coronavirus ‘long haulers’

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Apr 28, 2021 … LUBBOCK, Texas — For some COVID-19 patients, getting over their infection is just the beginning of the recovery. Over the last year, COVID “long haulers” have continued experiencing a variety of symptoms months after the virus clears. These include anything from skin problems, to shortness of breath, to losing the sense of taste or smell. Now,…

Universal coronavirus vaccine may protect against various strains and cost only $1 per dose

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Apr 19, 2021 … CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Despite millions already receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, many worry if their version will defend against new coronavirus strains. Luckily, scientists are closing in on a potential universal answer to the pandemic. Researchers in Virginia say a new vaccine which may protect against existing and future strains is showing promising results in animal…

First ever universal coronavirus test developed, can identify all known human strains

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Feb 17, 2021 … NEW YORK — For the first time ever, scientists have developed a universal coronavirus antibody test. Researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and SunYat-Sen University in China say the new exam is capable of detecting and differentiating between all known human-infecting coronaviruses, even the newest SARS-CoV-2 strains and its mutations. The word “coronavirus”…

Catching a cold from another coronavirus strain will not protect you from COVID-19

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Feb 10, 2021 … PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Studies have suggested that if you have a cold, it’s very unlikely you’ll get another illness like the flu at the same time. In that same light, there’s been some speculation that developing antibodies to less harmful coronavirus strains will protect the body from COVID-19. Unfortunately, a new study finds this probably…

New coronavirus variant doesn’t cause worse infections or lead to more deaths, study says

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Feb 07, 2021 … LONDON — As millions prepare to receive their coronavirus vaccine, fears are growing of a new variant strain of SARS-CoV-2 detected in the United States and England. This new variant, dubbed B.1.1.7, could be more contagious than previous strains of the coronavirus, but a new report is at least bringing some positivity into 2021. Researchers from…

New study shows coronavirus capable of entering the brain, has similarities to HIV

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Dec 23, 2020 … SEATTLE, Wash. — There have been many reports this year of recovering COVID-19 patients struggling with lingering, neurological issues like “brain fog” and overall mental fatigue. While it’s been discussed for some time that SARS-CoV-2 may have adverse effects on the brain, the “how” and “why” of this relationship has remained a mystery – until…

Coronavirus can enter a person’s brain through their nose, autopsies reveal

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Dec 01, 2020 … BERLIN, Germany — Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the fear has been COVID-19 reaching a patient’s respiratory system and damaging the lungs. A new study finds the virus can also enter a person’s brain through their nose. Researchers in Germany say this explains symptoms including loss of smell and taste, headaches, fatigue, nausea, and dizziness. In…