What needs to go right to get a coronavirus vaccine in 12-18 months

Vaccine development is usually a long process. The coronavirus pandemic is forcing researchers to innovate and test potential vaccines faster than ever before.

Marcos E. García-Ojeda, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Merced • conversation
May 8, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: dna health coronavirus immune-system rna fda vaccines sars-cov-2 food-and-drug-administration immune-response coronavirus-vaccine immune clinical-trials

Your genes could determine whether the coronavirus puts you in the hospital – and we're starting to unravel which ones matter

Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University found that variations in genes that code for parts of the cellular alarm system might play a role in how well people fight off COVID-19.

Reid Thompson, Assistant Professor of Radiation Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University • conversation
May 5, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: genetics covid-19 coronavirus immune-system biology genes t-cells immune-cells disease viruses research-brief white-blood-cells immune cells computational-biology

What does 'recovered from coronavirus' mean? 4 questions answered about how some survive and what happens next

Officially, not that many people have recovered from the coronavirus. An epidemiologist explains what has to happen for a COVID-19 survivor to get a clean bill of health.

Tom Duszynski, Director Epidemiology Education, IUPUI • conversation
April 7, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  immune-system  immunity  testing  recovery  cdc  immune

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