coronavirus
MERS Research Outpaced by Outbreaks
MERS Research Outpaced by Outbreaks
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 18, 2015
Questions about the transmission and pathogenesis of Middle East respiratory syndrome remain as the coronavirus spreads.
Moratorium on Gain-of-Function Research
Moratorium on Gain-of-Function Research
Jef Akst | Oct 21, 2014
In the wake of a handful of biosafety lapses at federal research facilities, the US government is temporarily halting funding for new studies aiming to give novel functions to influenza, SARS, and MERS viruses.
MERS-CoV Hits Austria
MERS-CoV Hits Austria
Jef Akst | Oct 2, 2014
The WHO reports the first case of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Austria while more cases are confirmed in Saudi Arabia.
Airborne MERS?
Airborne MERS?
Tracy Vence | Jul 22, 2014
Researchers detect traces of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in the air of a barn housing an infected camel.
MERS Double Publication?
MERS Double Publication?
Jef Akst | Jun 11, 2014
Two papers on the same Middle East respiratory syndrome victim hint at uncouth scientific competition and possible laboratory contamination, plus illuminate potential issues within the Saudi Arabian health ministry. 
Week in Review: May 26–30
Week in Review: May 26–30
Tracy Vence | May 30, 2014
Human proteome cataloged; island-separated crickets evolved silence; molecule shows promise for combatting coronaviruses; study replication etiquette; another call for STAP retraction
Combating Coronaviruses
Combating Coronaviruses
Ruth Williams | May 29, 2014
Scientists discover a molecule that defeats MERS and other coronaviruses in human cells.
WHO: MERS as Global Health Threat?
WHO: MERS as Global Health Threat?
Tracy Vence | May 15, 2014
A World Health Organization committee finds no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission of the deadly coronavirus, but recommends immediate action to prevent further spread.
Second Confirmed U.S. MERS Case
Second Confirmed U.S. MERS Case
Tracy Vence | May 12, 2014
Health officials report that a patient in a Florida hospital has tested positive for the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus.
Toward Stopping MERS Spread
Toward Stopping MERS Spread
Tracy Vence | Apr 30, 2014
Independent teams culture the Middle East respiratory system coronavirus and identify human antibodies that could inform therapies.