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Coronavirus: brief history of viruses

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By Roger Highfield

…viruses.’ Viruses can carry their genetic information in the form of the long chain-like chemical RNA (as in the case of the coronavirus), or DNA, and he said we don’t…

Revealing the first coronavirus

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By Katie Dabin

…it is a virus that is currently causing the deadly infectious disease COVID-19 (or to give it its full title, coronavirus disease 2019). While the word coronavirus is being used…

Coronavirus: Rise of mini-organs

https://www.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/blog/coronavirus-rise-of-mini-organs
By Roger Highfield

…how the virus jumps between species. Our data imply that human organoids represent faithful experimental models to study the biology of coronaviruses. How do you make an organoid? There are…

Coronavirus: a revolutionary vaccine

https://www.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/blog/coronavirus-a-revolutionary-vaccine
By Roger Highfield

…Trump Administration’s White House Coronavirus Task Force) to talk about what could be a demonstration project for this technology, taking a randomly selected virus, starting the stopwatch and see how…

Coronavirus: Hunting down COVID-19

https://www.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/blog/hunting-down-covid-19
By Roger Highfield

…virus’s 29 protein s, such as the spike protein, S, used by the coronavirus to invade human cells; NSP3, NSP 4 and NSP6, which create virus-making bubbles inside infected cells;…

Coronavirus: how the UK backed vaccine winners

https://www.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/blog/coronavirus-how-the-uk-backed-vaccine-winners
By Roger Highfield

…TRIALS? In May 2020, there were no vaccines that had ever been successfully developed against any human coronavirus (though there were some veterinarian coronavirus vaccines) so we didn’t have a…

Coronavirus: RNA to the rescue

https://www.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/blog/coronavirus-rna-to-the-rescue
By Roger Highfield

…infected with coronavirus, the antibodies and T-cells are primed and ready to fight the virus and protect the individual from becoming ill. We explored four different variants of the messenger…

Coronavirus: Digital Detectives

https://www.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/blog/coronavirus-digital-detectives
By Roger Highfield

…candidate, Disease X, as ‘a novel coronavirus other than SARS or MERS‘. how do you simulate a pandemic? With an expert team, I conducted a citizen science experiment for a…

Coronavirus: what’s safe and what’s not

https://www.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/blog/coronavirus-whats-safe-and-whats-not
By Roger Highfield

…COVID-19 is evolving. How do we cope with uncertainty? While there are still many unknowns about coronavirus, we have done research to show that the public can deal with uncertainty…

Coronavirus: Quest for a Cure

https://www.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/blog/coronavirus-quest-for-a-cure
By Roger Highfield

…ensure equitable distribution. Resistance to any single drug might also develop, so more than one drug may be needed in the long term (though, fortunately, coronaviruses evolve more slowly than…