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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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  • New Target Structure Against Corona

    Fluoxetine, a common antidepressant, inhibits the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in cell cultures and in preparations from human lung tissue. This was demonstrated by researchers at Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) Würzburg in the summer of 2020. However, the mechanism of this inhibition was utterly unc more

  • Why some people suffer more from COVID-19 than others

    A large number of people are currently contracting COVID-19. Fortunately, most of them are experiencing only mild symptoms, largely thanks to the high vaccination rate. However, in some individuals the disease takes a much more severe cause and our understanding about the underlying reasons is still more

  • Protection against COVID-19: experience is not always an advantage for the immune response

    People who have often been infected by common cold viruses – which also belong to the coronaviruses – are not better protected against COVID-19, neither after infection with SARS-CoV-2 nor after vaccination. "We already showed in 2020 that earlier exposure to common cold viruses does not provide pro 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

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

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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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