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Posts published by our team from June 29 to July 3, 2020: June 29: Sidebar: Tips and tricks for reading a scientific paper Lasya takes you through the basics of how to read a scientific paper, including what the point of each section is. She also explains what to focus on when reading each section … Continue reading The Weekly Recap: June 29- July 3, 2020
Dear Readers, I’d like to start by wishing you a happy Canada Day! COVID19 Demystified is a Canadian initiative at its heart, although it has now grown to include people from around the world. The spirit of international collaboration that has taken over this project is also a deeply Canadian concept, and we are proud … Continue reading Letter From the Editor: July 2020
COVID19 Demystified is all about us reading scientific papers and giving you, our readers, a breakdown of the critical findings, conclusions and limitations. That being said, there are plenty of papers out there that aren’t on COVID19, and those papers are pretty awesome. In this post, I’m going to walk you through the basic steps … Continue reading Sidebar: Tips and tricks for reading a scientific paper
Posts published by our team between June 22 and June 26, 2020: June 22, 2020: On Evolution by Natural Selection Our author Jacob takes you through the principles of evolution and natural selection. He explains the scientific definition of a theory, tells you about how evolution applies to salads and talks about the role of … Continue reading The Weekly Recap: June 22-June 26, 2020
The paper we’re demystifying can be found here, if you’d like to follow along. This article was reviewed by Dr. Emily Bowman and Dr. Kelly Summers, two of our subject matter experts. Introducing New Diagnostic Criteria For COVID-19 Serologic tests are used to detect the body’s immune response to a viral infection by measuring the … Continue reading Babies Striking Back Against the Coronavirus
By Jacob L. Fine “It’s only a theory!” Heard it before? Like many words in the English language, the word theory has evolved different meanings. Our daily use of the word theory is not in any way related to how the word is used in science. In the context of physics, chemistry and biology, the … Continue reading On Evolution by Natural Selection
Posts published by our team from June 15- June 19, 2020: June 15, 2020: What happened to all the ventilators? In this post, our author Jamie summarizes a study from scientists at the University of Washington, the Virginia Mason Medical Center, and the Swedish Medical Center (all in Seattle, WA). Researchers followed 24 patients in … Continue reading The Weekly Recap: June 15-June 19, 2020
This post was reviewed by Dr. Sebastian Lequime, one of our subject matter experts. TL;DR: This group of researchers from Germany investigated the multibasic amino acid sequence in the S1/S2 cleavage site on the spike glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2. They wanted to know how important this sequence is for cleavage and entry. They also found that … Continue reading Cleaving the Basic Spike Protein
This article was reviewed by Dr. Phil Lange, one of our subject matter experts. This research was conducted by scientists at the University of Washington, the Virginia Mason Medical Center, and the Swedish Medical Center (all in Seattle, WA). The paper we will be demystifying today can be found here, if you’d like to follow along. … Continue reading What happened to all the ventilators?
Posts published by our team from June 8-June 12, 2020: June 8, 2020: A DNA Vaccine for COVID19 Inovio Pharmaceuticals has developed a synthetic DNA vaccine candidate for COVID19. This vaccine candidate did well in mouse, guinea pig and cell based tests. The promising data supports moving this vaccine candidate into further trials. June 10, … Continue reading The Weekly Recap: June 8-June 12, 2020
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