• Researchers Map SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Cells of Nasal Cavity, Bronchia, Lungs

    One year ago - By UNC Healthcare

    Major study of coronavirus infection in human airways adds to evidence that wearing a mask is an important protective step toward limiting transmission of COVID-19. The lead authors of the study in the journal Cell are UNC-Chapel Hill pulmonary expert Richard Boucher, MD, and virology expert Ralph Baric, PhD.
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  • Study maps novel coronavirus infection in cells of nasal cavity, airway and lungs

    One year ago - By News Medical

    In a major scientific study published in the journal Cell, scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have characterized the specific ways in which SARS-CoV-2 - the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 - infects the nasal cavity to a great degree - replicating specific cell types - and infects and replicates progressively less well in cells lower down the respiratory tract, including the lungs.
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