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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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  • First images of cells exposed to COVID-19 vaccine reveal native-like Coronavirus spikes

    New research has for the first time compared images of the protein spikes that develop on the surface of cells exposed to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to the protein spike of the SARS-CoV-19 coronavirus. The images show that the spikes are highly similar to those of the virus and support the modif more

  • DESY X-ray lightsource identifies promising candidates for COVID drugs

    A team of researchers has identified several candidates for drugs against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 at DESY´s high-brilliance X-ray lightsource PETRA III. They bind to an important protein of the virus and could thus be the basis for a drug against Covid-19. In a so-called X-ray screening, the rese more

  • Molecule attacks coronavirus in a novel way

    Scientists at the University of Bonn and the caesar research center have isolated a molecule that might open new avenues in the fight against SARS coronavirus 2. The active ingredient binds to the spike protein that the virus uses to dock to the cells it infects. This prevents them from entering the 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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