Wednesday, August 10, 2022

SARS-CoV-2

Lumipulse: Novel antigen test for quantifying SARS-CoV-2 in saliva

It is simple, rapid, and more conducive for mass-screening.

A comprehensive map of the SARS-CoV-2 genome

Scientists have determined the virus’ protein-coding gene set and analyzed new mutations’ likelihood of helping the virus adapt.

New COVID-19 test can analyze more than 1,000 samples at once

COVID-19 test detects antibodies in hundreds of tiny blood samples.

Remarkable reduction in COVID-19 infections observed after a single dose of Vaccines

The reduction in overall COVID-19 infections, symptomatic infections, and infections without reported symptoms was 65%, 72%, and 57%, respectively.

Study documented the interaction between the coronavirus and a cell

Covid-19: analysis of protein interactions as a route to new drugs.

COVID-19 triggers a biochemical pathway in the lungs

New insights into the immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infections could bring better treatments for COVID-19 cases.

New VaNGuard test detect SARS-CoV-2 even when it mutates

The test can be deployed in settings where quickly confirming COVID-19 status of individuals is paramount.

Ultrasound can potentially damage coronaviruses, study

Simulations show ultrasound waves at medical imaging frequencies can cause the virus’ shell and spikes to collapse and rupture.

COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 associated with a significantly higher mortality rate

The study compared death rates among people infected with the new variant and those infected with other strains.

How SARS-CoV-2 spreads in care home settings?

Genomics study identifies routes of transmission of coronavirus in care homes.

Climate change could have played a direct role in the emergence of SARS-CoV-2

Global greenhouse gas emissions over the last century have made southern China a hotspot for bat-borne coronaviruses, by driving the growth of forest habitat favored by bats.

Vitamin D and other antiviral drugs might help combat COVID-19

How vitamins, steroids and potential antivirals might affect SARS-CoV-2?

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