The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve globally. How to detect the SARS-COV-2 infection? How far are we from a vaccine or cure? Learn more about the reagents used for detection and research, latest news, research advance, and join us in the discussion.
The smallpox vaccine was the first vaccine developed by Edward Jenner in 1796. Vaccine science since then has developed tremendously. Vaccine development is a multistep, multi-month process. However, the unmitigated threat of COVID-19 has demanded novel synthetic biology solutions ...Learn More
Many diseases occurring in human beings don't exist in apes, such as typhoid fever, cholera, mumps, whooping cough, and gonorrhea. why is that the case? Is mankind's immune system less developed?Image Credit: Sapiens.orgA team of scientists from University of California San Diego ...Learn More
The COVID-19 epidemic is ignited by the global spreading of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) , which has been the center of scientific research for an effective treatment since the beginning of the outbreak. SARS-CoV-2 is a betacoronavirus, which ...Learn More
In a paper published yesterday (25 August 2020), the researchers at the University of Hong Kong identified the first reinfection case of SARS-CoV-2 virus, and proved the reinfection with whole genome sequencing approaches.The patient is a 33-year-old immunocompetent male who ...Learn More
Following my last post, I recently read a paper which also investigated the Spike Protein of SARS-CoV-2 virions, though focused on the stalk protein which connects S to the viral membrane. In this paper, the researcher took a further analysis into the flexibility of the spikes and ...Learn More