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WIV1-CoV: SARS-like Virus May Infect Humans Without Adaptation

A SARS-like virus found in Chinese horseshoe bats may be poised to infect humans without the need for adaptation, overcoming an initial barrier that could potentially set the stage for an outbreak according to a study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The work, led by Ralph Baric, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology […]

Cryo-electron Microscopy Of Coronavirus Infection Mechanism

High-resolution cryo-electron microscopy and supercomputing have now made it possible to analyze in detail the infection mechanisms of coronaviruses. These viruses are notorious for attacking the respiratory tract of humans and animals. A research team that included scientists from the University of Washington (UW), the Pasteur Institute and the University of Utrecht has obtained an […]