viral RNA synthesis, origin, and vaccines

In a recent study published in Current Research in Immunologyresearchers analyzed the characteristics of coronaviruses (CoVs) and novel CoV vaccine candidates. Study: Nature of viruses and pandemics: Coronaviruses. Image Credit: 3DJustincase/Shutterstock Background CoVs are a group of positive-strand, enveloped ribonucleic acid (RNA) viruses belonging to the Nidovirales order. There are four generates within the Orthocoronavirinae … Read more

Genetic information from bats may help prevent and manage future pandemics, suggests study

Why are bats often linked to incubating coronaviruses such as those behind COVID-19, SARS and other highly contagious respiratory diseases? A new Tulane University study suggests that the link between bats and coronaviruses is likely due to a long-shared history, and that their genetic information can help us prevent and manage future pandemics. Hannah Frank, … Read more