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Asymptomatic individuals the biggest problem in COVID battle

Asymptomatic individuals the biggest problem in COVID battle

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The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), affects people differently. Some people may experience mild to moderate symptoms,
Study maps structure and mechanism of a membrane enzyme that plays role in inflammation, cancer

Study maps structure and mechanism of a membrane enzyme that plays role in inflammation, cancer

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Most drugs operate via the membranes that surround the body’s cells. A study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has now mapped the structure and mechanism of MGST2, a membrane enzyme
Study: COVID-19 causes more severe disease and is more lethal than influenza

Study: COVID-19 causes more severe disease and is more lethal than influenza

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In a paper published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, physician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) assessed the relative impact of COVID-19 on patients hospitalized
Study shows how ACE2 mutations influence SARS-CoV-2 spike binding in humans and animals

Study shows how ACE2 mutations influence SARS-CoV-2 spike binding in humans and animals

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has spread worldwide, infecting more than 121 million individuals and causing more than 2.68 million deaths since its emergence in December
Risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection as UK schools reopened in 2020 was very low, say researchers

Risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection as UK schools reopened in 2020 was very low, say researchers

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A study conducted by Public Health England has found that the risk of infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Testing for mRNA-1283, Moderna’s next generation COVID-19 vaccine commences

Testing for mRNA-1283, Moderna’s next generation COVID-19 vaccine commences

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As vaccine efforts against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes the coronavirus disease, roll out in various countries, Moderna ups the game by testing
Study of post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection shows persistent symptoms 8 months

Study of post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection shows persistent symptoms 8 months

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Infected individuals can have no symptoms, mild symptoms, or severe disease leading to hospitalization
Soluble ACE2 level correlates with COVID-19 outcomes

Soluble ACE2 level correlates with COVID-19 outcomes

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There severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), enters human cell hosts through the binding of the spike protein and angiotensin-converting
Novel computer-guided design tool helps increase the efficiency of cell conversions

Novel computer-guided design tool helps increase the efficiency of cell conversions

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There is a great need to generate various types of cells for use in new therapies to replace tissues that are lost due to disease or injuries, or for studies outside the human body to improve our understanding
Could horse-derived antibodies promote immunity against SARS-CoV-2 infection?

Could horse-derived antibodies promote immunity against SARS-CoV-2 infection?

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Researchers based in India have demonstrated that horses inoculated with an inactivated dosage of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) are able to produce large amounts of strong
Spike protein mutations in SARS-CoV-2 variants help resist antibody neutralization

Spike protein mutations in SARS-CoV-2 variants help resist antibody neutralization

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Researchers based in Beijing and Shenzhen, China, report that they have identified mutations in the spike protein of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that may allow variant
Newly-discovered bat coronavirus 94.5% identical to SARS-CoV-2

Newly-discovered bat coronavirus 94.5% identical to SARS-CoV-2

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Researchers in China and Australia have reported the discovery of novel bat coronaviruses that further reveal the diversity and complex evolutionary history of these viruses. In early 2020, the novel
Scientists study seven human coronavirus envelope proteins using topology prediction and molecular modeling

Scientists study seven human coronavirus envelope proteins using topology prediction and molecular modeling

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Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can infect both animals and humans. First identified in the 1960s, the viruses cause respiratory illness and are well-known for their surface’s crown-like
New findings could help speed the treatment for UTIs in children

New findings could help speed the treatment for UTIs in children

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A study led by UT Southwestern and Children’s Health researchers defines parameters for the number of white blood cells that must be present in children’s urine at different concentrations
Survey identifies top factor for longevity in clinical research coordinator positions

Survey identifies top factor for longevity in clinical research coordinator positions

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Strong, collaborative relationships with principal investigators are a key factor of longevity in clinical research coordinator positions — an essential, but increasingly transient job in executing
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