• SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance identifies intricacies of stabilizing vs. destabilizing mutations

    10 days ago - By News Medical

    Some of these variants, known as variants of concern , have a much higher rate of transmission and increased mortality than the original SARS-CoV-2 strain. Therefore, it is imperative to assess the efficacy of the available vaccines against the circulating SARS-CoV-2 strains. In addition, tracking the continuously evolving genetic variants is also vital to prevent future outbreaks.
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  • SARS-CoV-2 proteins manipulate autophagy

    10 days ago - By News Medical

    The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 4.1 million lives worldwide. This pandemic is caused by a novel single-stranded RNA virus, namely, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 that was first reported in 2019 in Wuhan, China. The rapid spread of this virus is attributed to its high infectiousness and its ability to escape and counteract host immune responses, e.g., autophagy.
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  • SARS-CoV-2 can be transmitted by cats

    10 days ago - By News Medical

    Researchers in The Netherlands have warned that domestic cats may play a role in the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 - the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 .
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  • Combination antibody therapies retain potency against SARS-CoV-2 variants, FDA / HHS research

    10 days ago - By News Medical

    Researchers in the United States have conducted a study showing that while variants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 can compromise the effectiveness of single therapeutic antibodies at preventing severe coronavirus disease 2019 , many combination antibody products remain potent against the variants.
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