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Impact of COVID-19 on Pregnancy Outcomes

This article was reviewed by Dr. Philip 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 found that the clinical characteristics among pregnant women infected with COVID-19 are similar to non-pregnant adults. It was also found that COVID-19 during pregnancy … Continue reading Impact of COVID-19 on Pregnancy Outcomes

Mosaic Vaccines and COVID19

A ‘pan-coronavirus’ vaccine would protect immunized people against many coronaviruses at once- stopping future pandemics before they happen. Here’s the fun part: how do we make one?

Death from COVID-19 Causes Man’s Fall from 3 metre Height

This post was reviewed by Dr. Jasmin Chahal, 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 Autopsy reports reveal that a man had fallen from a height of 3 metres because he had passed away from COVID-19. Introduction Currently, there are … Continue reading Death from COVID-19 Causes Man’s Fall from 3 metre Height

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

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