Scientists from Imperial College London (UK) and the Wellcome Sanger Institute (Cambridge, UK) have mapped the genetic changes malaria parasites…
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Two new studies have shed light on the B.1.1.7 variant, suggesting that while it is more transmissible, it does not…
In this interview with Alessandra Renieri we hear about the GEN-COVID network in Italy working to dsicover the genetic variability in COVID-19 patients who show phenotypic differences and what this means for treating the disease.
Malara parasites showing artemisinin resistance previously seen in South-East Asia have recently emerged in areas of Rwanda in Sub-Saharan Africa. If the mutation causing resistance becomes prevalent across the continent it could have major public health impacts.
Researchers have identified a specific change in the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus spike protein that may increase its transmission, making it more infectious in cell culture.
Take a peek behind the scenes of a recent article published by Future Virology, titled ‘Pros and cons of the application…
Scientists have investigated the genetic variation in immunity against seven viruses including the SARS-COV-2. The results reveal some HLA variants that may provide the most effective immune response to the viruses.
Researchers have repurposed cancer immunotherapy tools to identify regions of SARS-CoV-2 to target with a vaccine. They believe the use of this strategy could help develop a vaccine that provides long-term protection from COVID-19.
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.