Scientists identify virus-cell interaction that may explain COVID-19’s high infection rate

Lehigh researchers quantify the specific interaction between the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — with the ACE2 receptors in human cells that may partially explain its high infection rate compared to SARS-CoV-1

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Planting the seed for DNA nanoconstructs that grow to the micron scale

A concept for seeded all-or-nothing assembly of micron-scale DNA nanostructures that could extend nanofabrication capabilities and enable creation of highly specific diagnostics

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Study of 630,000 patients unveils COVID-19 outcome disparities across racial/ethnic lines

Researchers examined EHRs of patients tested for SARS-CoV-2 and found stark disparities in COVID-19 outcomes — odds of infection, hospitalization, and in-hospital mortality — between White and non-White minority racial and ethnic groups

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Two Danforth Center Scientists Receive Prestigious Awards Recognizing Their Achievements And Leadership

Andrea Eveland received the Marcus Rhoades Early Career Award at the 63rd Maize Genetics Conference. Malia Gehan received the 2021 North American Plant Phenotyping Network (NAPPN) Early Career Award at the NAPPN annual conference.

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