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Towards a safe and efficient SARS-coronavirus vaccine

A live attenuated vaccine against SARS-CoV. Continue reading

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Coronavirus Cell Entry Requires Proteolysis of the S Protein

Different coronaviruses use different proteases to cleave the the S protein for cell entry. Continue reading

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A new drug against MERS?

A novel approach to treating coronavirus infections. Continue reading

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Emergence of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS)

Nice summary post from PLOS Pathogens explaining where we’re at with MERS. Continue reading

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Coronavirus Chatter [podcast]

Coronaviruses are a hot topic at present. In this podcast, MicrobiologyBytes looks at where they come from and how they might affect you. Continue reading

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Novel MERS-CoV coronavirus [video]

See: 10 things you should know about novel coronavirus (nCoV)  

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10 things you should know about novel coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

People are dying from novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection. Here are 10 things you should know. Continue reading

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Novel Coronavirus is Well-adapted to Humans, Susceptible to Immunotherapy 

Novel Coronavirus is Well-adapted to Humans, Susceptible to Immunotherapy The new coronavirus that has emerged in the Middle East is well-adapted to infecting humans but could potentially be treated with immunotherapy. HCoV-EMC can penetrate the bronchial epithelium and evade the innate … Continue reading

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Virus incubation periods

Acute respiratory viruses cause substantial morbidity and mortality worldwide. Lower respiratory-tract infections are the leading cause of communicable disease death and among the top five contributors to disability-adjusted life years. Viruses are the primary cause of lower respiratory-tract infections in … Continue reading

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