COVID-19

Scientist came up with a coating that kills coronavirus in an hour

Since mid-March, William Ducker, professor of chemical engineering at Polytechnic University of Virginia, developed a surface coating that, when applied to ordinary objects, inactivates SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The scientist’s idea is that when drops fall on a solid object, the virus inside the drops will be inactivated. Since mid-April, Ducker has been […]

From July 16, Moscow will begin to conduct free PCR testing for COVID-19

Points for testing will be opened in 207 clinics. From tomorrow, everyone who wants to undergo a PCR test for coronavirus infection can do this free and free. Today we have all the capacities for this. Anastasia Rakova, Deputy Mayor of Moscow Signing up for testing will be possible only in electronic form. The schedule […]

Novosibirsk scientists were the first in Russia to receive antibodies from COVID-19

Received active antibodies to COVID-19. The resulting antibodies are able to block the interaction of the virus and the ACE2 cell receptor and, accordingly, prevent its penetration into target cells Olga Dorokhova, secretary of the SB RAS working group To obtain antibodies, scientists used blood samples from ill donors of COVID-19 and the technology for […]

Air pollution is associated with the risk of death from COVID-19. We analyze whether this is so.

What happens to our lungs? Studies have shown that prolonged exposure to contaminants, such as small solid particles (often called PM2.5, as they are particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers), nitrogen dioxide (NO₂) and sulfur dioxide (SO₂), can reduce lung function and cause respiratory illness. It has also been proven that these pollutants cause persistent inflammatory […]

yellow fever vaccine may help against COVID-19

A team led by Prof. Johan Nates and Dr. Kai Dallmeier began in January the development of eight vaccine options for the new coronavirus. One vaccine was discovered during the tests, which seems to work especially well in hamsters. After the introduction of this vaccine, the virus was no longer or was barely detectable in […]

How T cells formed a new immunity against COVID-19 and changed statistics

Underestimated virus The number of victims of COVID-19 may have been greatly underestimated. Coronavirus Tests they’re doing to find specific antibodies in the blood, not T cells that fight infection, experts say. What T lymphocytes? T lymphocytes or T cells are the body’s main weapon – they are secreted from white blood cells in the […]

yellow fever vaccine may help against COVID-19

A team led by Prof. Johan Nates and Dr. Kai Dallmeier began in January the development of eight vaccine options for the new coronavirus. One vaccine was discovered during the tests, which seems to work especially well in hamsters. After the introduction of this vaccine, the virus was no longer or was barely detectable in […]

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