PAC-MAN vs. COVID-19

Image credit: "Pacman Games" by Piotr Siedlecki is under a CC0 Public Domain license. This study was conducted by researchers from Stanford University. This post was reviewed by Dr. Phil Lange, one of our subject matter experts. TL;DR: Stanford researchers investigated using PAC-MAN, a technique that destroys virus genes, to attack SARS-CoV-2. PAC-MAN was shown … Continue reading PAC-MAN vs. COVID-19

National University of Singapore: How COVID-19 Uses Your Immune Response Against You

This post was reviewed by Dr. Brett Finlay from UBC- one of our subject matter experts. Image credit: "Defense Protection Threat Free Photo" by Bru-nO is in the public domain. The paper that we’ll be demystifying can be found here, if you want to follow along. Our immune system is what keeps us safe from … Continue reading National University of Singapore: How COVID-19 Uses Your Immune Response Against You

University of Hong Kong: Switching Up the Swab Test

Image credit: "State Public Health Laboratory in Exton Tests for COVID-19" by governortomwolf is under a CC BY 2.0 license. The paper that we’ll be demystifying can be found here, if you want to follow along. Our main test for COVID-19 is the swab test, where a long swab is used to take a sample from … Continue reading University of Hong Kong: Switching Up the Swab Test

University of Hong Kong: A New and Improved COVID-19 Test

This post has been reviewed by one of our faculty experts, Dr. Scott Covey of UBC Biochemistry Image credit: "An image of the CDC's COVID-19 diagnostic panel" by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is in the public domain Wikipedia: https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CDC_COVID-19_test_kit.jpg, The paper that we’ll be demystifying can be found here, if you want to follow along. … Continue reading University of Hong Kong: A New and Improved COVID-19 Test

Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Getting the Big Picture of COVID-19 Infection

Image credit: "Image from page 70 of "Leonardo da Vinci, artist, thinker and man of science;" (1898)" by Internet Archive Book Images is part of the public domain The paper that we’ll be demystifying can be found here, if you want to follow along. When the symptoms of COVID-19 come to mind, it’s generally confined to … Continue reading Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Getting the Big Picture of COVID-19 Infection