Cleaning House: How SARS-CoV-2 Evades Cellular Clean-up

Image credit: “Mouse Intestine Tissue Autophagy” by Dimitra Kalamida is licensed under a CC BY 4.0 license. This article was reviewed by Dr. Phil Lange, one of our subject matter experts. The paper we’ll be demystifying can be found here, if you’d like to follow along! TL;DR: Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences found a SARS-CoV-2 … Continue reading Cleaning House: How SARS-CoV-2 Evades Cellular Clean-up

The UK Variant: What We Know and What We Don’t

This sidebar was fact-checked by Manolya Sag. Viruses, with their large numbers and fast replication time, are always evolving. For the RNA virus SARS-CoV-2, mutations are constantly occurring during its replication. In fact, it has been estimated by the COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium that approximately 4000 mutations have arisen in the virus’ spike protein alone. … Continue reading The UK Variant: What We Know and What We Don’t

A Crystal Clear View of the SARS-CoV-2 Protease

This article was reviewed by Dr. Daniel Kneller and Dr. Andrey Kovalevsky. Dr. Kneller is the first author on this paper and Dr. Kovalevsky is the principle investigator. Drs Kneller and Kovalevsky are also two of our subject matter experts. The paper we’re demystifying today can be found here, if you’d like to follow along. Introduction As … Continue reading A Crystal Clear View of the SARS-CoV-2 Protease

Are HIV-Infected Adults More At-Risk For COVID-19?

This article was reviewed by Dr. Carolina Camargo, one of our subject matter experts. The paper we’ll be demystifying can be found here, if you’d like to follow along! TL;DR Adults living with HIV are similarly affected by COVID-19 in comparison to the public. Therefore, HIV-infected adults should receive similar COVID-19 treatment options as the … Continue reading Are HIV-Infected Adults More At-Risk For COVID-19?