How the coronavirus hijacks human cells to spread itself

Researchers have figured out a mechanism SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, uses to co-opt infected human cells to boost its own replication.

Fabio Bergamin-ETH Zurich • futurity
Sept. 18, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses proteins featured health-and-medicine immune-systems

Team finds vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19 infection link

In a new study, people with an untreated vitamin D deficiency were almost twice as likely to test positive for COVID-19 as people without a deficiency.

U. Chicago • futurity
Sept. 15, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 vitamin-d viruses health-and-medicine respiratory-infections

Strict distancing keeps your COVID risk much lower

"Our findings support the idea that if you're going out, you should practice social distancing to the extent possible..."

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Sept. 15, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses featured social-lives health-and-medicine

Team maps how the coronavirus went global

New research reconstructs the spread of coronavirus across the world in unprecedented detail. The analysis also shows early containment works.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona • futurity
Sept. 11, 2020 ~12 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses health-and-medicine pandemics

Immune check-in may lead to a flu vaccine that lasts

A new approach that shows how the immune system responds to vaccination could lead to ways to build a better flu vaccine, researchers say.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Sept. 8, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: influenza vaccines viruses health-and-medicine immune-systems lymph-nodes

Reworked mask is comfy enough to wear all day

A newly-designed face mask is reusable, comfortable, stays in place, and still offers COVID protection to the wearer and those around them.

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
Sept. 8, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses fabric health-and-medicine

1 dose of COVID nasal vaccine prevents infection in mice

A new nasal vaccine effectively prevents infection in mice susceptible to the novel coronavirus, a new study shows.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
Aug. 31, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 vaccines viruses health-and-medicine noses

AC can boost COVID-19’s spread indoors

A look at "super-spreading" events shows that air conditioning may be making things worse by recirculating coronavirus particles indoors.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Aug. 28, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: physics covid-19 viruses featured health-and-medicine

Does Russia really have a COVID-19 vaccine?

Reports of Russia finishing development of a vaccine for COVID-19 called Sputnik-V are more complicated than they appear, an expert argues.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
Aug. 26, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 vaccines russia viruses featured health-and-medicine

Nose cells may be key entry point for coronavirus

New evidence suggests that odor-sensing cells in the nose are the key entry point for SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Aug. 24, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses smell featured health-and-medicine noses

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