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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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  • Long COVID study: blood values indicate reprogramming of immune cells

    The underlying mechanisms of long COVID are not yet fully understood. Molecular clues to different subgroups of long COVID have now been provided by a research group at University Medicine Halle. When symptoms persist: After recovering from a COVID-19 infection, many people suffer from a secondary d more

  • CureVac Announces Positive Data on Joint COVID-19 and Flu mRNA Vaccine Development Programs

    CureVac N.V. announced positive preliminary data from ongoing Phase 1 clinical programs in COVID-19 and seasonal flu, assessing both modified and unmodified mRNA technology. The tested vaccine candidates are being developed in collaboration with GSK. The preliminary results generated by this broad t more

  • How COVID-19 permanently damages the heart

    Severe courses of COVID-19 infection not only impair lung function, but can also cause life-threatening consequences for the heart. The spectrum ranges from acute inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis) to chronic restriction of the heart's pumping function. The basic patterns of damage have 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

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

Coronavirus: How hand sanitisers protect against infections

As coronavirus continues its spread, panic-buying has swept supermarket shelves of hand sanitisers. What’s in these sanitisers and how effective are they in comparison to hand washing? This graphic takes a look. 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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