Does Physical Distancing and the Use of Face Masks and Eye Protection Prevent COVID-19 Transmission?

This article was reviewed by Idil Temel, 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 in the present study found that 1-2m of physical distance can help decrease the spread of COVID-19. Furthermore, it was found that face masks and … Continue reading Does Physical Distancing and the Use of Face Masks and Eye Protection Prevent COVID-19 Transmission?

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

Babies Striking Back Against the Coronavirus

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

Cleaving the Basic Spike Protein

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

What happened to all the ventilators?

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?