Tag: Coronavirus Disease COVID-19

Innovation, Research

Vaccination protects against COVID-19 related hospitalization in patients with and without comorbidity

November 15, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread to almost every country in the world, causing over five million deaths and forcing many governments to enact costly and restrictive lockdown measures. These have included mandatory mask-wearing, the closing of public spaces, and […]

Biomarker, Innovation

Inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 helicase by single DNA lesions

October 18, 2021

Via: The Medical News

The genome of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) encodes for several non-structural proteins (NSP) involved in viral replication and propagation, with NSP13 known to play a role in RNA unwinding and subsequent transcription of the single-stranded template. The […]

Innovation, Research

Very few COVID-19-positive children require hospitalization, finds case study

December 18, 2020

Via: The Medical News

At the beginning of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, many scientists were left baffled about why and how the illness predominantly affected older adults and those with comorbidities. These groups are at a higher risk of developing severe symptoms […]

Innovation, Research

Potential SARS-CoV-2 antiviral: Ionophore X-206 found to inhibit viral replication in cell cultures

December 1, 2020

Via: The Medical News

One of the efforts to combat the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is repurposing drugs already in use. Polyether ionophores are a family of natural products used as antibiotics. […]


Healthcare Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 30, 2020

Via: Natalie Dunn

Any global pandemic can result in rapid and profound changes in societies around the world. Healthcare, education, politics, and economies everywhere are known to change after suffering the consequences that emerge during a pandemic, and the recent COVID-19 crisis is […]


Evaporation is critical for coronavirus transmission in colder months

September 28, 2020

Via: The Medical News

What provoked your research into the transmission of viruses, and in particular, that of the coronavirus? As researchers, our mission is to investigate and better understand the flow physics and transmission dynamics of viruses. What mainly provoked our research is […]

Innovation, Research

Human antibody response to SARS-CoV-2

September 1, 2020

Via: The Medical News

With the COVID-19 pandemic beginning to show signs of resurgence in several spots, it is evident that the only way out of continued lockdowns, social distancing, and the accompanying economic woes is to develop an effective vaccine. A new study […]

Innovation, Research

Developing a new rapid test for COVID-19

June 15, 2020

Via: The Medical News

We have a research program in place, developing chemical tools to probe glycan-binding proteins and we were working with our industry collaborators, Iceni Diagnostics, in the area of diagnostics. Many viruses target glycans (sugars) at various points of their infection […]