Timeline: Human Coronavirus Discoveries
Timeline: Human Coronavirus Discoveries
Download our poster of the biggest milestones, from the discovery of the viral family in humans in the 1960s to the identification of SARS-CoV-2.
Timeline: Human Coronavirus Discoveries
Timeline: Human Coronavirus Discoveries

Download our poster of the biggest milestones, from the discovery of the viral family in humans in the 1960s to the identification of SARS-CoV-2.

Download our poster of the biggest milestones, from the discovery of the viral family in humans in the 1960s to the identification of SARS-CoV-2.

MERS
A Brief History of Human Coronaviruses
A Brief History of Human Coronaviruses
Shawna Williams | Jun 2, 2020
Milder, cold-causing members of this pathogenic viral family long remained under the radar, although they aren’t entirely harmless.
Cells’ Response to SARS-CoV-2 Different from Flu, RSV
Cells’ Response to SARS-CoV-2 Different from Flu, RSV
Abby Olena | Mar 31, 2020
The host transcriptional signature elicited by the coronavirus appears to be less robust and lacks the induction of key antiviral genes.
Lost Smell and Taste Hint COVID-19 Can Target the Nervous System
Lost Smell and Taste Hint COVID-19 Can Target the Nervous System
Ashley Yeager | Mar 24, 2020
The symptoms suggest SARS-CoV-2 might infect neurons, raising questions about whether there could be effects on the brain that play a role in patients’ deaths, but the data are preliminary.
Why Some COVID-19 Cases Are Worse than Others
Why Some COVID-19 Cases Are Worse than Others
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 24, 2020
Emerging data as well as knowledge from the SARS and MERS coronavirus outbreaks yield some clues as to why SARS-CoV-2 affects some people worse than others.
The Latest Drug Trials for Coronavirus
The Latest Drug Trials for Coronavirus
Ashley Yeager | Feb 18, 2020
Under careful watch of the World Health Organization, doctors will test a range of COVID-19 therapies, including HIV and flu antivirals, blood plasma infusions, and traditional Chinese medicines.
Image of the Day: Coronavirus Under the Scope
Image of the Day: Coronavirus Under the Scope
Amy Schleunes | Feb 17, 2020
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases releases a series of images that offer a close up look at the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
New Coronavirus Identified in Central China Pneumonia Outbreak
New Coronavirus Identified in Central China Pneumonia Outbreak
Shawna Williams | Jan 9, 2020
The virus, which has sickened at least 59 people, does not appear to transmit easily between humans.
Cause of Viral Pneumonia Outbreak in China Unknown
Cause of Viral Pneumonia Outbreak in China Unknown
Catherine Offord | Jan 6, 2020
Health authorities have ruled out the usual suspects, leading to fears that a novel virus is causing the infections in Hubei Province.
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.