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Viruses News
September 28, 2020

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Ultrapotent Antibody Mix Blocks COVID-19 Virus Attachment

A cocktail of powerful antibodies identified in recovered patients locks the coronavirus infection machinery, inhibits SARS-CoV-2 attachment to host cells, and protects animals challenged with the ...

COVID-19: Berlin Scientists Lay Basis for a Passive Vaccination

Researchers have identified highly effective antibodies against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and are now pursuing the development of a passive vaccination. In this process, they have also discovered ...
Two new studies offer an explanation for why COVID-19 cases can be so variable. A subset of patients has mutations in key ...

A Cheaper, Faster COVID-19 Test

Researchers have developed a method for fast, cheap, yet accurate testing for COVID-19 infection. The method simplifies and frees the testing from expensive reaction steps, enabling upscaling of the ...
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3D-Printed Nasal Swabs Work as Well as Commercial Swabs for COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing, Study Finds

A clinical trial provides evidence that 3D-printed alternative nasal swabs work as well for COVID-19 diagnostic testing as commercial synthetic flocked nasal swabs. Given the ongoing need for ...

COVID-19 Spurs Anxious, Upsetting Dreams

The anxiety, stress and worry brought on by COVID-19 is not limited to daytime hours. The pandemic is affecting our dreams as well, infusing more anxiety and negative emotions into dreams and ...

How Do Americans View the Virus? Anthropology Professor Examines Attitudes, Perceptions of COVID-19

A new study looks at how Americans' attitudes and responses have changed during the time of the pandemic and how to many people, the virus is not a biological agent but instead a malicious ...

Accuracy of Commercial Antibody Kits for SARS-CoV-2 Varies Widely

There is wide variation in the performance of commercial kits for detecting antibodies against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), according to a new ...

A New Strategy of Cell Entry for Some Types of Parvoviruses

Researchers have uncovered a new parvovirus strategy for reaching the cell nucleus which is their site of replication. This new method of entry is a good example of host-driven ...

Likely Molecular Mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 Pathogenesis Are Revealed by Network Biology

Researchers have built an interactome that includes the lung-epithelial cell host interactome integrated with a SARS-CoV-2 interactome. Applying network biology analysis tools to this ...

Glycans in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Play Active Role in Infection

Many efforts to develop vaccines and therapies to thwart SARS-CoV-2 focus on the coronavirus spike protein, which binds the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) on human cells to allow viral entry. ...

Kidney Damage from COVID-19 Linked to Higher Risk of in-Hospital Death

In an analysis of patients hospitalized with COVID-19, kidney damage associated with the infectious disease was linked with a higher risk of dying during ...

Silk Offers Homemade Solution for COVID-19 Prevention

A new study finds that silk fabric performs similarly to surgical masks when used in conjunction with respirators but has the added advantages of being washable and repelling water, which would ...

Test, Isolate, Communicate: Keys to Controlling a COVID-19 Outbreak in a Long-Term Care Facility

A new study reveals the role that communication played in quashing a COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care ...

COVID-19 Mortality Rates Higher Among Men Than Women

A new review article shows people who are biologically male are dying from COVID-19 at a higher rate than people who are biologically ...

UV-C Light Is Effective for Killing COVID-19 on N95s, Study Demonstrates

Researchers have demonstrated that certain N95 respirators tainted with COVID-19 can be effectively and safely decontaminated for reuse using ultraviolet-C light (UV-C), a method commonly utilized ...

Most Infants Are Well Even When Moms Are Infected by COVID-19, Researchers Find

Infants born to women with COVID-19 showed few adverse outcomes, according to new research. The study suggests that babies born to mothers infected with the virus generally do well six to eight weeks ...

Evaporation Critical to Coronavirus Transmission as Weather Changes

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, it is increasingly urgent to understand how climate impacts the spread of the coronavirus, particularly as winter virus infections are more common and the northern ...

Children and adults exhibit distinct immune system responses to infection by the virus that causes COVID-19, a finding that helps explain why COVID-19 outcomes tend to be much worse in adults, ...

New Drug Candidate Found for Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Researchers have identified a potential drug candidate against enterovirus 71, a common cause of hand, foot and mouth disease in infants and young children. The compound of interest is a small ...

New Study Reveals Why Flu Can Be Devastating for Pregnant Women

New research overturns current scientific thinking on flu infection in pregnancy. The study helps explain why influenza can lead to life-threatening complications during pregnancy. The research also ...

Nanoparticle SARS-CoV-2 Model May Speed Drug Discovery for COVID-19

Scientists have developed a new tool that mimics how the virus that causes COVID-19 infects a cell, potentially speeding the search for treatments against the disease. The tool is a fluorescent ...

Researchers Find Diminished Response by 'Killer' T Cells in Elderly COVID-19 Patients

Although people of any age can become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, elderly patients face a higher risk of severity and death than younger patients. New research comparing ...

Long-Term COVID-19 Containment Will Be Shaped by Strength, Duration of Immunity

New research suggests that the impact of natural and vaccine-induced immunity will be key factors in shaping the future trajectory of the global coronavirus pandemic, known as COVID-19. In ...

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