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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A ‘triumph of hope over facts’: The rise and fall of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

The rise and fall of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as “game-changing” treatments for COVID-19 should come as no surprise to experts who have paid attention to the history of these drugs, according to findings published in The FASEB Journal . […]

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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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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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Coronavirus: What Is the Risk for Asthma Patients?

By Alexander Freund Elderly people or people with previous illnesses are considered a special risk group in the current COVID-19 pandemic. And since the aggressive SARS-CoV-2 virus primarily affects the lungs, many asthma patients are afraid they might have […]

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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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Disposable N95 Masks Can Be Decontaminated, Researchers Confirm

Calla Kessler/The New York Times Researchers have confirmed that there are several effective methods for decontaminating the N95 masks worn by health professionals so that they can be used more than once, the National Institutes of Health announced Wednesday. […]

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The Electronics Industry & COVID-19: How the Pandemic has Impacted the World Market

Dublin, April 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Impact of COVID-19 on Global Electronics Industry” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. Earlier to the COVID-19 pandemic, a modest growth rate in the electronics market was witnessed globally. After […]

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