• 'Mini-lungs' reveal early stages of SARS-CoV-2 infection

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    'Mini-lungs' grown from tissue donated to Cambridge hospitals has provided a team of scientists from South Korea and the UK with important insights into how COVID-19 damages the lungs.
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  • Coronavirus mutations show early safety measures and restrictions limited viral spread

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    Scientists analyzed genomic information from over 6,000 samples of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus behind the COVID-19 pandemic. Results show that early measures in states such as California and Washington were effective at limiting viral spread in the early phases of the pandemic.
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  • Acute HIV Cases Turn Up in COVID Screening

    Acute HIV Cases Turn Up in COVID Screening

    1 month ago - By MedPageToday

    Patients newly infected with HIV are being diagnosed in greater numbers because they are showing up at hospitals with symptoms similar to infection with SARS-CoV-2, researchers reported at the 2020 virtual IDWeek conference...
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  • Tracking evolution of SARS-CoV-2 virus mutations

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    Researchers tracked the mutation rate in SARS-CoV-2 virus's proteome - the collection of proteins encoded by genetic material - through time, starting with the first SARS-CoV-2 genome published in January and ending more than 15,300 genomes later in May. The team found some regions still actively spinning off new mutations, indicating continuing adaptation to the host environment. But the mutation rate in other regions showed signs of slowing, coalescing around single versions of key proteins.
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  • CRISPR screen identifies genes, drug targets to protect against SARS-CoV-2 infection

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    A new study demonstrates how changes in human genes can reduce SARS-CoV-2 infection and describes a wide array of genes that have not previously been considered as therapeutic targets for SARS-CoV-2.
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