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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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  • COVID-19 can cause severe inflammation in the brain

    Both during and after infection with the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, patients may suffer from severe neurological symptoms, including “anosmia”, the loss of taste and smell typically associated with COVID-19. Along with direct damage caused by the virus, researchers suspect a role for excessive  inflamm more

  • New study into green tea's potential to help tackle COVID-19

    As India continues to be ravaged by the pandemic, a Swansea University academic is investigating how green tea could give rise to a drug capable of tackling Covid-19. Dr Suresh Mohankumar carried out the research with colleagues in India during his time at JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS Academy of Hig more

  • Environmentally friendly Filter membrane renders viruses harmless

    Viruses can spread not only via droplets or aerosols like the new coronavirus, but in water, too. In fact, some potentially dangerous pathogens of gastrointestinal diseases are water-​borne viruses. To date, such viruses have been removed from water using nanofiltration or reverse osmosis, but at hi 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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