The Weekly Recap: August 17-28, 2020

Posts published by our team from August 17-26, 2020:

August 17, 2020: UV Rays Zap Human Coronaviruses

Researchers investigated the effects of UV light on aerosolized human coronaviruses alpha HCoV-229E and beta HCoV-OC43, finding that relatively low doses of UV radiation inactivates 99.9% of viral particles. They also found decreased expression of the viral spike protein needed for infection.

August 19, 2020: The ABCs of Research (Science to English Dictionary: Part 1)

This is the first instalment in a new sidebar series. In this series, we list and define some common terms in life science research. The idea is for these posts to act as a reference for anyone who wants to read through a paper that hasn’t been demystified yet. A lot of these terms regularly show up in publications or are important in order to understand the research background.

August 24, 2020: Video Sidebar: Genetics of SARS-CoV-2

Another video by our author Demitri, going through a genetic and biochemical analysis of SARS-CoV-2

August 26, 2020: D-I of Research (Science to English Dictionary: Part 2)

The second instalment in our “Science to English Dictionary” series.

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