Image of the Day: Going Viral
Image of the Day: Going Viral
Scientists have found a previously unknown virus in Myanmar.
Image of the Day: Going Viral
Image of the Day: Going Viral

Scientists have found a previously unknown virus in Myanmar.

Scientists have found a previously unknown virus in Myanmar.

coronavirus
Why Bats Make Such Good Viral Hosts
Why Bats Make Such Good Viral Hosts
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 1, 2018
The bat version of the STING protein helps dampen the mammals' immune response to infection, researchers have found.
Bats Identified as Source of Pig-Killing Coronavirus in China
Bats Identified as Source of Pig-Killing Coronavirus in China
Jim Daley | Apr 4, 2018
The virus caused an outbreak that began in Guangdong Province and left nearly 25,000 piglets dead. 
Bats a Major Global Reservoir of Coronaviruses
Bats a Major Global Reservoir of Coronaviruses
Diana Kwon | Jun 12, 2017
Understanding the patterns of diversity in bat-hosted viruses may help researchers better predict when and where outbreaks may occur.
Experimental MERS Treatments Target Host Cell Receptor
Experimental MERS Treatments Target Host Cell Receptor
Ashley Yeager | Mar 30, 2017
Researchers are searching for ways to prevent the coronavirus from attaching to DPP-4 receptors, blocking it from invading and replicating within host cells.
MERS Vax Tested in Camels
MERS Vax Tested in Camels
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 17, 2015
Scientists conduct the first MERS-CoV vaccine trials in camels and provide viral lineage evidence of camel-to-human transfer.
Lab-Made Coronavirus Triggers Debate
Lab-Made Coronavirus Triggers Debate
Jef Akst | Nov 16, 2015
The creation of a chimeric SARS-like virus has scientists discussing the risks of gain-of-function research.
Synthetic DNA–based MERS Vaccine Shows Promise
Synthetic DNA–based MERS Vaccine Shows Promise
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 19, 2015
The experimental vaccine protects monkeys against the coronavirus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome and elicits an immune response in camels.
Moving MERS Therapies Forward
Moving MERS Therapies Forward
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 28, 2015
Scientists wonder whether they can obtain the resources to test experimental vaccines and treatments in humans.
MERS Help on the Horizon?
MERS Help on the Horizon?
Jef Akst | Jul 1, 2015
New research finds that a treatment for Middle East respiratory syndrome can prevent and treat the disease in mice, while an experimental vaccine moves into human testing.