Sars-Cov-2

Covid-19 virus has been circulating in bats for decades: Study

Covid-19 virus has been circulating in bats for decades: Study

Although SARS-CoV-2 is genetically similar (about 96 per cent) to the RaTG13 coronavirus, which was sampled from a Rhinolophus affinis ho...Read More

Is COVID-19's end on the cards?

Is COVID-19's end on the cards?

A team of scientists has identified 21 existing drugs that could put an end to the replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID...Read More

Evidence of SARS-CoV-2 exposure found in household cats, dogs in Italy

Evidence of SARS-CoV-2 exposure found in household cats, dogs in Italy

Dogs from COVID-19 positive households were significantly more likely to test positive than those from COVID-19 negative households, acco...Read More

Common BP drugs don't increase COVID-19 severity: Study

Common BP drugs don't increase COVID-19 severity: Study

Earlier studies had cautioned that this class of drugs could possibly increase the risk for the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, infection ...Read More

Nitric oxide treatment may slow progression of COVID-19

Nitric oxide treatment may slow progression of COVID-19

Nitric oxide is an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory molecule with key roles in pulmonary vascular function in the context of viral inf...Read More

Brazilian researchers detect six lineages of SARS-CoV-2 in whole country

Brazilian researchers detect six lineages of SARS-CoV-2 in whole country

Brazilian researchers have detected six lineages of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, circulating around the nation, a Brazil's...Read More

Pasteurising breast milk may inactivate novel coronavirus: Study

Pasteurising breast milk may inactivate novel coronavirus: Study

In the latest study, the researchers spiked human breast milk with a viral load of SARS-CoV-2 and tested samples that either sat at room ...Read More

Small molecules that can block novel coronavirus identified

Small molecules that can block novel coronavirus identified

The compounds, naphthalene-based PLpro inhibitors, are shown to be effective at halting SARS-CoV-2 PLpro activity as well as replication.

Why cuddling and kissing your cat could be a risky affair in times of pandemic

Why cuddling and kissing your cat could be a risky affair in times of pandemic

Felines won't even show coronavirus symptoms and there is no evidence that they transmit it to humans, says a study.

COVID-19 infection in kids may not start with cough: Study

COVID-19 infection in kids may not start with cough: Study

According to the research, gastrointestinal symptoms first suffered by some children hints at potential infection with SARS-CoV-2 through...Read More

Is COVID-19 'smarter' than other viruses?

Is COVID-19 'smarter' than other viruses?

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is behaving weirdly and it appears that it has an intelligence much stronger than other related viruses,...Read More

COVID-19 virus infects human intestinal cells, study finds

COVID-19 virus infects human intestinal cells, study finds

The finding, published in the journal Science, shows that the intestines are a target organ for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

WHO says novel coronavirus not manipulated or constructed

WHO says novel coronavirus not manipulated or constructed

If the SARS-CoV-2 were a constructed virus, its genomic sequence would show a mix of known elements, but "this is not the case," accordin...Read More

COVID-19: The ‘drug’ of hope

COVID-19: The ‘drug’ of hope

Trial drug shows promise as potential treatment for COVID-19

First images of Covid-19 virus in India released using transmission electron microscope

First images of Covid-19 virus in India released using transmission electron microscope

The images of Sars-Cov-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, are from the throat swab of the first laboratory confirmed case in India report...Read More

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