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Scientists capture extraordinary images of SARS-CoV-2 infecting human airway cells

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Sep 17, 2020 … CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — From wearing masks and social distancing, to industry shutdowns and public health policy changes, the coronavirus pandemic has taken a visible toll on the lives and livelihoods of people worldwide. It is hard to imagine how such catastrophic changes could be caused by a virus so small as to be nearly…

SARS-CoV-2 is mutating, but experts say no need to worry yet

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Aug 11, 2020 … BOLOGNA, Italy — Like all viruses, SARS-CoV-2 mutates, undergoing small changes in its genome over time. This characteristic remains a source of concern because of the possibility that mutation could make the coronavirus more dangerous or respond differently to treatments or vaccines. A recent study from the University of Bologna puts this fear to rest,…

Using lab-grown ‘mini brains,’ scientists show SARS-CoV-2 may infect brain cells directly

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Jul 01, 2020 … BALTIMORE — Believe it or not, scientists have not yet zoned in on the full range of symptoms COVID-19 can cause. Early reports from Wuhan, China show that more than a third of coronavirus patients (36%) exhibit neurological symptoms. It’s remained unclear if the virus infects brain cells, or if these symptoms are the byproduct of…

Century-old lung sample helps pinpoint origin of measles, offers lessons for SARS-CoV-2 research

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Jun 30, 2020 … SYDNEY — Over the course of history, a host of infectious and deadly pathogens have jumped into the human population from animals. While SARS-CoV-2 is the latest virus to do so, there are many more ancient examples of this phenomenon. Measles virus, which is generally accepted to have emerged out of a spillover event from…

Ultraviolet light deactivates viral particles, can reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission

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Jul 02, 2020 … BARCELONA, Spain — While America is experiencing a resurgence in coronavirus cases in many states, plans to reopen have been rolled back in the hardest hit areas. For those hoping to return to the office or eat inside their favorite restaurant again, they’ll have to wait a bit longer. Of course, scientists and virologists say…

Toilets can spew ‘clouds’ of droplets containing SARS-CoV-2, other viruses

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Jun 27, 2020 … CHINA — The next time you go to the bathroom, you might want to consider closing the toilet lid before flushing. Researchers from China say that when toilet water swishes around the bowl, its flow becomes quite turbulent and creates vortices that carry droplets of toilet water into the air. If you’ve got magazines, decorations, and extra…

Early result from UK’s first COVID-19 vaccine trial ‘increases confidence that vaccine will work’

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Jul 22, 2020 … CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom — Good news in the race for a safe and effective vaccine targeting SARS-CoV-2. The latest announcement of clinical trial results comes from a collaboration between the University of Oxford and pharma giant, AstraZeneca. Preliminary findings show that their COVID-19 vaccine, dubbed AZD1222, is safe and well-tolerated in humans. The study also…

Coronavirus blocked from entering cells after scientists design new receptor protein

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Aug 19, 2020 … Researchers create ‘decoy’ receptor that neutralizes SARS-CoV-2, and may block other coronavirus strains too. FREDERICK, Md. –– In the race to find coronavirus treatments, scientists around the world are working tirelessly to slow or stop SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing this illness. One group from the University of Illinois and the United States Army says their…

Study: Common Cold Viruses May Protect Against COVID-19

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Aug 03, 2020 … BERLIN — The answer to why some cases of COVID-19 are worse than others is the subject of intense research efforts. A new study aims to address this issue after finding that more than one-third of people who were never exposed to the virus possess immune cells capable of recognizing SARS-CoV-2. Scientists suggest that these…

Alcoholism drug disulfiram shows strong potential as COVID-19 treatment

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Aug 08, 2020 … MOSCOW – The drug disulfiram is a common treatment for alcoholism due to its ability to produce a number of unpleasant effects after drinking. From headaches, to nausea, to sweating, it works by essentially causing an immediate hangover. Now, Russian chemists suggest that disulfiram may also be useful in treating COVID-19. Researchers in Moscow say…

‘Tricking’ coronavirus to stop spread: Innovative ‘nanosponges’ act as decoys, ‘mop up’ virus

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Jun 24, 2020 … BOSTON – In an effort to find a cure for the coronavirus pandemic, researchers at Boston University have developed a way to fight not only SARS-CoV-2 (the virus responsible for COVID-19), but also virtually any virus in the human body. Their new technology uses tiny bits of biofriendly plastics wrapped in cell membranes to create…

Experimental cancer drug stops SARS-CoV-2, other viruses from infecting cells

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Sep 22, 2020 … Researchers say drug not only helps protect against coronavirus, but also influenza, HIV, measles, and other viruses. RICHMOND, Va. — With doctors all around the world testing potential vaccines for COVID-19, it’s becoming a horse race to see which drug will clear patient trials first. A team in Virginia is now entering the race after finding…

Bats may have started the coronavirus pandemic. Could they be the key to ending it?

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Jul 10, 2020 … ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Bats are thought to be hosts for a number of deadly human viruses, including Ebola, rabies, and SARS-CoV-2 (the virus responsible for COVID-19). Despite carrying these viruses, however, bats themselves are relatively immune to the ill effects of viruses. In a new review paper published in the journal Cell Metabolism, University of…

Va. Tech Professor Creates Surface Coating That Inactivates Coronavirus In An Hour

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Jul 23, 2020 … BLACKSBURG, Va. – Viruses can survive on surfaces like doorknobs, shopping carts, and light switches for hours or even days. In the case of COVID-19, scientists believe the virus lives longest on plastic and stainless steel. To solve this problem, a Virginia Tech professor says he has created a new anti-coronavirus coating that can be…

CDC Blames Travel From 3 Countries For COVID-19 Spreading Around The World

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Aug 05, 2020 … ATLANTA, Ga. — To date, there are more than 18 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 around the world. The virus has spread to every corner of the globe throughout 2020 and tragically caused nearly 700,000 deaths. So how did things get so bad? A new study finds the first cases in at least two-thirds of…

Coronavirus more contagious among children? Study warns kids ‘silently spreading’ COVID-19

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Aug 20, 2020 … Doctors say children who tested positive displayed much higher levels of coronavirus in their airways than adult ICU patients. BOSTON — The role of children in the spread of COVID-19 has been the subject of debate for months. It’s especially a concern with back-to-school in full swing, and parents torn over virtual or in-person learning. Now, a…

Newly Discovered Bat Coronavirus Provides More Evidence COVID-19 Is Of Natural Origins

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May 12, 2020 … SHANDONG, China — The global debate surrounding the origin of the coronavirus continues on endlessly. Many believe SARS-CoV-2, and consequently COVID-19 (the illness it causes), was created artificially in a lab. Others argue it is of natural origin, like any other coronavirus strain. Just like everything else with this awful virus, politics and personal beliefs have…

Beyond Antibodies for COVID-19: Scientists Share ‘Really Good News for Vaccine Development’

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Jun 10, 2020 … LA JOLLA, Calif. — To be immune, or not to be immune: that is the question. As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise, it remains unclear whether patients can become immune to SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes this disease. Scientists with the La Jolla Institute for Immunology now believe they’re closer to a…

Coronavirus breakthrough: Researchers discover protein neuropilin-1 linked to COVID-19 spread

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Oct 20, 2020 … BRISTOL, United Kingdom — Despite millions of cases and months of research, scientists have had tremendous difficulty pinning down what makes COVID-19 so infectious. Now, a team in the United Kingdom says they’ve made a breakthrough in understanding the virus. Their study has uncovered the interaction between human cells and virus particles which makes the…

Another coronavirus infecting pigs may be even more dangerous to humans

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Oct 14, 2020 … Researchers warn that swine acute diarrhea syndrome coronavirus (SADS-CoV) could cripple the pork industry and be just as problematic for people as COVID-19. CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — As scientists continue working on a vaccine for COVID-19, another coronavirus strain has some very worried. Researchers from the University of North Carolina say an illness currently infecting swine…

COVID-19 vaccine a step closer to reality: Moderna reports positive results from first trial

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Jul 17, 2020 … CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world anxiously awaits the availability of a safe and effective vaccine. This week, Moderna, Inc. took a significant step toward being the first U.S. company to bring a COVID-19 vaccine to market, announcing the interim results for the Phase 1 clinical trial of their…