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Newly discovered coronavirus mutations warn vaccine developers

 New research in China found 31 mutations in the genetic code of the coronavirus within 11 coronavirus patients. Nineteen of the mutations in COVID-19 were novel, meaning they had not been seen before. Researchers then infected live, non-human cellsfalse

COVID-19 Vaccines being Tested in Clinical Trials

The coronavirus juggernaut continues to travel across the globe. For now, we are relying on tools such as physical distancing to control the spread of the virus, but in the long term a COVID-19 vaccine may be our best hope for a return to normalfalse

Self-diagnosis for COVID-19

The novel coronavirus has infected almost one million people and killed tens of thousands on nearly every continent. Even with offices shut down, people staying at home and hospitals bracing for an influx of patients, the pandemic continues itsfalse

A brief overview of COVID-19 diagnostic tests

COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by a novel coronavirus, which was first identified by Chinese authorities and provisionally named as 2019-nCoV. The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses gave the official name SARS-COV-2 to thefalse

Newly Announced Epitopes of SARS-CoV-2 May Facilitate the Vaccine Design


Are intermediate hosts essential to facilitate the bat-originated coronavirus hop to humans?

It was considered that most of the viruses in nature are species-dependent and only hijack their susceptible hosts to generate off-springs. To comply with the dependence, viruses make minor mutation adjustments along with their hosts throughoutfalse

Why do many researchers prefer polyclonal antibodies for an IHC/IF assay?

Both of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies are extensively used in IHC/IF assays. However, the staining results for a given monoclonal antibodies are quite unpredictable in different samples as compared to the polyclonal antibodies. It is veryfalse