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Coronavirus

Coronaviruses cause a wide variety of diseases - from mild colds to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). This virus family of Coronaviridae includes many different pathogens, such as the SARS and MERS viruses. The current coronavirus epidemic is now spreading with enormous momentum from the Chinese city of Wuhan. This new, previously unknown pathogen bears the name SARS-CoV-2.

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  • Merck Discontinues Development of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates

    Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced that the company is discontinuing development of its SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccine candidates, V590 and V591, and plans to focus its SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 research strategy and production capabilities on advancing two therapeutic candid more

  • Distribution of COVID-19 vaccines with delivery drones

    Wingcopter, the German developer, manufacturer and operator of unmanned delivery drones for commercial and humanitarian applications, has secured $22 million in Series A funding. Wingcopter will use the funds to strengthen its leadership in drone-based logistics, with a special focus on healthcare-r more

  • SARS-CoV-2 attacks the heart

    Infections with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus are not only a burden on the lungs. The virus also massively affects the cardiovascular system. A research group of the Institute for Molecular and Translational Therapy Strategies of the Hannover Medical School (MHH) has now detected certain biomarkers in more

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Four ways to destroy coronavirus

How do you fight something you can’t see? That’s the question when it comes to the coronavirus crisis which currently has many of us holed up at home. Physical distancing is one important answer to preventing the spread of the virus, as avoiding catching it in the first place stops you from spreadin more

What are the COVID-19 RNA vaccines and how do they work?

By now, we’re all familiar with the image of coronavirus. The spikey blob peppers news websites, looms behind reporters during bulletins and frequently punctuates your Twitter doom-scrolling. More recently, the news accompanying this image has taken a positive turn, with promising results from the C more

How do the tests for coronavirus work?

Across the world, countries are scrambling to increase their testing capacity for the virus — how are these tests carried out and how do they work? more

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus Coronavirus is a genus of animal virus belonging to the family Coronaviridae . Coronaviruses are enveloped virus es with a positive-sense single-stranded RNA genome and a helical symmetry. The genomic size of coronaviruses ranges ... more

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