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

Are HIV-Infected Adults More At-Risk For COVID-19?

This article was reviewed by Dr. Carolina Camargo, 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 Adults living with HIV are similarly affected by COVID-19 in comparison to the public. Therefore, HIV-infected adults should receive similar COVID-19 treatment options as the … Continue reading Are HIV-Infected Adults More At-Risk For COVID-19?

Smell and Taste Changes: The Best Way to Guide Lockdown Policy?

For the original article, please follow this link. This article was reviewed by Dr. Emily Bowman, one of our subject matter experts. Brief Summary:  This study by Denis Pierron et al. investigated the reliability of self-reported smell and taste change numbers across France as an indicator to predict surges of COVID-19 hospital admissions and a basis for … Continue reading Smell and Taste Changes: The Best Way to Guide Lockdown Policy?

Investigating T cell Immune Response to SARS-CoV-2

This post was reviewed by Dr. Emily Bowman, one of our subject matter experts. The paper we’re demystifying today can be found here, if you’d like to tag along! Summary Researchers investigated the immune system’s T-cell response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus in people who were completely unexposed to COVID-19, people who were exposed to COVID-19 … Continue reading Investigating T cell Immune Response to SARS-CoV-2

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