• Molecular Targets for the Testing of COVID‐19

    5 days ago - By Wiley

    RNA and proteins of a Betacoronavirus virion as well as virus induced antibodies can be used as molecular biomarkers for viral infection. This paper describes the principle of the testing methods, their implications, and recent developments in the diagnosis of coronavirus disease 2019 using the RNA and protein targets. This article is part of an AFOB Special issue. To learn more about the AFOB visit
    Abstract
    The pandemic outbreaks of coronavirus disease 2019 , caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 , spread all over the world in a short period of time. Efficient...
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  • X-ray Experiments Zero in on COVID-19 Antibodies

    X-ray Experiments Zero in on COVID-19 Antibodies

    5 days ago - By News Center

    This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 - the virus that causes COVID-19 - isolated from a patient in the U.S. The protrusions visible on the outside are the spike proteins that the virus particles use to fuse with and gain entry to host cells.
    As scientists across the globe race to develop a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, an international team led by Davide Corti at Vir Biotechnology and David Veesler at the University of Washington has been working around the clock on a complementary approach - identifying neutralizing antibodies...
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