The In-Crowd: SARS-CoV-2 vs. Your Microbiome

Image credit: “Petri dishes with cultures of bacteria grown on agar jelly.” by M. J. Richardson is under a CC BY-SA 2.0 License. This post was reviewed by Dr. Brett Finlay, one of our subject matter experts. This study was conducted by researchers from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The paper we’ll be demystifying … Continue reading The In-Crowd: SARS-CoV-2 vs. Your Microbiome

UV Rays Zap Human Coronaviruses

Image credit: "Fluorescent Led Ultraviolet" by sum+it is under the Pexels License This post was reviewed by E. Idil Temel, one of our subject matter experts. This study was conducted by researchers from Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The paper we’ll be demystifying can be found here, if you’d like to follow along! TL;DR: Researchers investigated … Continue reading UV Rays Zap Human Coronaviruses

Monkeying Around with a COVID-19 Vaccine

Image credit: “Gibraltar Barbary Macaque” by Redcoat is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license. This post was reviewed by Dr. Emily Bowman, one of our subject matter experts. This study was conducted by researchers from Beijing Bio-Institute Biological Products Co Ltd, China CDC, Peking Union Medical College, National Institute for Food … Continue reading Monkeying Around with a COVID-19 Vaccine

Up in Smoke with COVID-19

Image credit: “Person Smoking Cigarette” by fotografierende is under the Pexels License. This article was reviewed by Dr. Phil Lange, one of our subject matter experts. This study was conducted by researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The paper we’ll be demystifying can be found here, if you’d like to follow along! TL:DR; Researchers compared … Continue reading Up in Smoke with COVID-19

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