L452R and Y453F SARS-CoV-2 mutations increase transmission and evade immunity

Mutations from the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) have created multiple variants. Some variants, such as those found

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New nanoparticle SARS-CoV-2 vaccine confers robust protection with single dose after two weeks

In a methodologically ‘state-of-the-art’ approach, US researchers have developed a protein-based nanoparticle vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with a swift

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Quantum dot-based affinity biosensors in microfluidic systems offer an alternative SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics platform

In a new study published in Emergent Materials, researchers show how microfluidic systems integrated with quantum dot-based affinity biosensors can

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Dual-action monoclonal antibodies from an original SARS survivor show promise against COVID-19

A recent study, currently available on the bioRxiv* preprint server, indicates that a pair of dual-action monoclonal antibodies derived from

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Self-assembling nanoparticles an effective vaccine candidate for SARS-CoV-2

COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is caused by a new positive-strand RNA coronavirus, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2),

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