The Weekly Recap: July 27-31, 2020

Posts published by our team from July 27-31: July 27, 2020- Gone with the Wind: SARS-CoV-2 in the Air Researchers infected ferrets with SARS-CoV-2 and placed these ‘patient zero’ ferrets in a cage system so that they could spread the virus to other ferrets either through direct contact (ferrets in the same cage) or through … Continue reading The Weekly Recap: July 27-31, 2020

Potential COVID-19 Drug Target: 3CL Mpro

For the original article, please follow this link. This post was reviewed by Dr. Kelly Summers, one of our subject matter experts. Brief Summary 3CL Mpro is an SARS-CoV-2 enzyme (the virus causing COVID-19) that processes other SARS-CoV-2 proteins (by slicing off unneeded pieces) critical for the viral life cycle and infection. Researchers at the … Continue reading Potential COVID-19 Drug Target: 3CL Mpro

Gone with the Wind: SARS-CoV-2 in the Air

This post was reviewed by Dr. Zachary Benet, one of our subject matter experts. The paper we’ll be demystifying can be found here, if you’d like to follow along! This research was conducted by scientists at Erasmus University Medical Center in The Netherlands. TL;DR: Researchers infected ferrets with SARS-CoV-2 and placed these 'patient zero' ferrets … Continue reading Gone with the Wind: SARS-CoV-2 in the Air

The Weekly Recap: July 20 to July 24, 2020

Posts published by our team from July 20-24, 2020: July 20: Monkeying Around with a COVID-19 Vaccine Our author Ryan takes you through this study detailing the creation of yet another SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate. Researchers from Beijing created an inactivated vaccine, named BBIBP-CorV, against SARS-CoV-2 by altering an existing clinical isolate (HB02). Tests in monkeys … Continue reading The Weekly Recap: July 20 to July 24, 2020

Sidebar: The Central Dogma of Molecular Biology

To biology students everywhere, the principles of the central dogma of molecular biology are only too familiar. Today I’m going to take you through a basic overview of these principles. I’m going to explain what the central dogma is and each of the steps that it describes. Ready? Here we go. What is it? The … Continue reading Sidebar: The Central Dogma of Molecular Biology