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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
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.
Non-Travel-Associated MERS in Kenya
Maina Waruru | Mar 23, 2016
Researchers report evidence of past Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection in two people in the country.
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
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
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
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 28, 2015
Scientists wonder whether they can obtain the resources to test experimental vaccines and treatments in humans.
Tracy Vence | Jul 8, 2015
The Philippine Department of Health confirms a second case of Middle East respiratory syndrome in the country, while health officials in Thailand confirm their nation’s first case.
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.
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.