• COVID-19: Study shows virus can infect heart cells in lab dish

    5 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    A new study shows that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 , can infect heart cells in a lab dish, indicating it may be possible for heart cells in COVID-19 patients to be directly infected by the virus.
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  • Oral hygiene and severity of COVID-19 - the connection

    5 days ago - By News Medical

    Their study titled, “Could there be a link between oral hygiene and the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infections?” was published in the latest issue of the journal British Dental Journal.
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  • Striking CryoEM image of SARS-CoV-2

    5 days ago - By News Medical

    A new study by researchers from the UK and Germany and published on the preprint server bioRxiv in June 2020 reports the results of a detailed study of the S protein on the intact virus, using cryoelectron microscopy and tomography. This could help understand the conformation of the S protein on the virion and how it interacts with neutralizing antibodies.
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  • 'Mini-brains' can be infected by SARS-CoV-2 virus

    5 days ago - By News Medical

    A multidisciplinary team from two Johns Hopkins University institutions, including neurotoxicologists and virologists from the Bloomberg School of Public Health and infectious disease specialists from the school of medicine, has found that organoids (tiny tissue cultures made from human cells that simulate whole organs) known as "mini-brains" can be infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.
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