Monday, September 26, 2022

SARS-CoV-2

Overreaction of immune cells could be linked to severe cases of COVID-19

Scientists are urgently seeking to understand how COVID-19 can become severe.

Numerous animals may be vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2

26 animals regularly in contact with people may be susceptible to infection.

Scientists discovered a druggable pocket in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein

The discovery could a potential 'game changer' in defeating the current pandemic.

Striking images of SARS-CoV-2 infected cells

High-powered microscopic images shows startlingly high SARS-CoV-2 viral loads on human respiratory surfaces.

A portable, rapid COVID-19 molecular test

Portable, point-of-care COVID-19 test could bypass the lab.

Study finds clues to why SARS-CoV-2 impacts patients differently

There must be other receptors for the virus that regulate its infection of the lungs.

Obesity is an important risk factor of COVID-19

Yale Medicine physicians explain how obesity may heighten chance of severe disease.

A never-before-seen view of SARS-CoV-2’s replication system

A crucial piece of the puzzle.

Coronavirus could infect embryos as early as during the second week of pregnancy

COVID-19 could affect the ability of the embryo to properly implant into the womb.

A single-shot vaccine for COVID-19

Some human testing begun, with phase 3 trials possible as soon as September.

Scientists uncover SARS-CoV-2-specific T cell immunity in recovered COVID-19 and SARS patients

Singapore scientists uncover SARS-CoV-2-specific T cell immunity in recovered COVID-19 and SARS patients, and in uninfected individuals.

Researchers develop novel COVID-19 swabs to address global and local shortage

More than 40 million of the new NUS-designed, clinically-tested nasopharyngeal swabs are being produced in Singapore.

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