The True Coronavirus Case Tally in The US Could Be Over 80 Times Larger Than Reported

Crowded New York subway platform on May 30. (Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images) The US may never know the true tally of its coronavirus infections – but scientists are getting closer to an accurate count. New research suggests that many millions […]

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U.S. and Chinese Scientists Trace Evolution of Coronaviruses in Bats

DeAgostini/Getty Images An international team of scientists, including a prominent researcher at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, has analyzed all known coronaviruses in Chinese bats and used genetic analysis to trace the likely origin of the novel coronavirus to […]

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The p150 Isoform of ADAR1 Blocks Sustained RLR signaling and Apoptosis during Influenza Virus Infection

Signaling through retinoic acid inducible gene I (RIG-I) like receptors (RLRs) is tightly regulated, with activation occurring upon sensing of viral nucleic acids, and suppression mediated by negative regulators. Under homeostatic conditions aberrant activation of melanoma differentiation-associated protein-5 (MDA5) […]

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How does the new coronavirus compare with the flu?

The coronavirus particle has a crown of spikes on its surface. Editor’s note: This article was revised on April 30 with the latest information on COVID-19. Since the new coronavirus was first discovered in January, many people have compared […]

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COVID-19 Deaths Are Being Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency. Here’s What That Means

(solidcolours/iStock) A vitamin commonly produced by sun-exposed skin cells might play a role in preventing death by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, according to new research. Preliminary results from a yet-to-be-peer-reviewed study carried out by scientists from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital […]

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Coronavirus Patients Are Reporting Neurological Symptoms. Here’s What You Need to Know

As case numbers of COVID-19 continue to rise around the world, we are starting to see an increasing number of reports of neurological symptoms. Some studies report that over a third of patients show neurological symptoms. In the vast […]

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COVID-19 vaccine protects monkeys from new coronavirus, Chinese biotech reports

Sinovac Biotech has created a new COVID-19 vaccine by growing the novel coronavirus in the VERO monkey cell line and inactivating it with chemicals. Science’ s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center. For the first time, one […]

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COVID-19 survivors may face ‘significant neuropsychiatric burden,’ experts suggest

Individuals who recover from COVID-19 infection may experience a significant neuropsychiatric burden long after the current pandemic, according to authors of a review article published in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. Thus, researchers should conduct prospective neuropsychiatric and neuroimmune monitoring […]

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For Brazil’s Indigenous communities, pandemic revives memories of earlier plagues

A small clinic at the Waiapi Indigenous reserve in Ámapa state in Brazil. A lack of medical care could worsen the toll of COVID-19 among Indigenous communities. Science’ s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center. To the older generation of the Paiter Surui, the COVID-19 pandemic looks […]

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