Antibodies recognize and attack different SARS-CoV-2 spike shapes

The spikes on the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, change shapes; new research reveals ways that antibodies can recognize these different shapes and block the virus and informs the design of vaccines and antiviral therapies

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How SARS-CoV-2’s sugar-coated shield helps activate the virus

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is coated with sugars called glycans, which help it evade the immune system; new research shows precisely how those sugars help the virus become activated and infectious and could help with vaccine and drug disc

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Tool encoded in coronaviruses provides a potential target for COVID-19

Viruses make copies of themselves during an infection, and new research sheds light on one of the coronavirus molecules that is important for this process, providing a potential drug target that could work for Covid-19 and other coronavirus outbreaks too.

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