Researchers have demonstrated that two COVID-19 vaccine candidates can protect against COVID-19 in primates, with re-exposure triggering an immune response in rhesus macaques.
After analyzing data from SARS survivors, a team of researchers from across the globe has identified an antibody that can inhibit related coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2. The antibody, termed S309, is now on an accelerated path towards clinical trials.
Researchers have demonstrated that cigarette smoke causes an increased expression of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE2), the SARS-CoV-2 receptor, in the lungs. This suggests that individuals who smoke could be more susceptible to severe SARS-CoV-2 infections.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Virology editorial entitled, ‘An insight into dengue virus proteins as potential drug/vaccine targets’, as we ask author Muhammad Faheem about recent advances in understanding dengue proteins and where the next 5–10 years could take us.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Virology article, entitled ‘Update on HIV integrase inhibitors for the treatment of HIV’, as we ask the authors about these drugs for HIV treatment and the future of this field.
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology article, entitled ‘New insights of CRISPR technology in pathogenic fungi’, as we ask author Elvira Román (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain) about the advances CRISPR technology has already brought to this field and the potential it could hold in the future.