ROCKVILLE, MD – Coronavirus outbreaks have occurred periodically, but none have been as devastating as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Authorities in Nigeria disbanded a controversial police unit following nationwide protests to end police brutality. The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) had been linked to several recent cases of kidnapping, murder and extortion that fueled citizens’ outcry over its tactics and…
A new report suggests that lingering “brain fog” and other neurological symptoms after COVID -19 recovery may be due to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), an effect observed in past human coronavirus outbreaks such as SARS and MERS.
COVID-19 comorbidities feature elevated levels of the extracellular protease plasmin. Plasmin is able to nick proteins at furin sites. This can increase viral infectivity, including SARS and MERS — the two coronaviruses that are related to the COVID-19 virus. COVID-19 has a spike protein furin site.
The IHV and scientists from Rome, Italy announced studies showing the emergence of a SARS-CoV-2 viral strain with a deletion in a protein known as nsp1. These data, accepted for publication by the Journal of Translational Medicine, may indicate the emergence of a less pathogenic viral strain.
A team of researchers at the University of Georgia has successfully demonstrated that a set of drug-like small molecules can block the activity of a key SARS-CoV-2 protein—providing a promising path for new COVID-19 therapeutics.
Seventeen years ago, another viral outbreak was in the news. People wore masks, many were nervous to fly. This outbreak, known as SARS, was caused by a type of coronavirus we now call SARS-CoV-1. The difference was that SARS-CoV-1 was controlled and the virus is all but extinct. The newspaper headlines became a distant memory.
Fewer people than previously reported suffer from stroke as a result of COVID-19, a new analysis finds. However, strokes that accompany the pandemic virus, SARS-CoV-2, appear to be more severe.
As of April 9, NYU Grossman School of Medicine researchers had determined the genetic code for COVID-19 virus taken from 91 New York City patients during the current pandemic, the researchers say.
New Brunswick, N.J. (March 25, 2020) – Stephen K. Burley, director of the RCSB Protein Data Bank headquartered at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is available for interviews on how to help the free market fight the coronavirus. His viewpoint is published in the journal Nature. “Had drug…
An expert team of researchers and clinicians have been working together to design, validate, and implement an “end-to-end” clinical pathology laboratory solution that will allow for the testing of approximately several hundred people per day in order to rapidly diagnose and help guide the selection of treatment and monitor disease course.
Findings from CT scans provide new insight that could lead to quicker diagnosis
As of Feb. 25, 2020, the World Health Organization reported 79,339 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Thirty-four countries have reported cases, including 2,619 deaths.The WHO has not declared COVID-19 as a pandemic — a situation defined somewhat vaguely by the WHO as “the worldwide spread of a new disease.
Experts from the University of Alabama at Birmingham are avaliable to comment on the state of COVID-19, including the development of an investigational compound at UAB, next steps for a vaccine, what the state of the outbreak looks like, what…
Fear of the virus may spread faster than the virus itself, a potential threat to health, liberty, trade, and the economy.
A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers has developed a preliminary set of predictive three-dimensional protein structures of the coronavirus to aid research efforts.
CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICEJan. 21, 2019 As shadow of SARS haunts China, U.S. confirms first case of Coronavirus Health officials in China are seeking to control the outbreak of a new type of coronavirus that they say can spread…
The virus appears to be less dangerous than SARS, but there are still concerns of a wider outbreak in Asia.