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Bat Coronaviruses May Infect Tens of Thousands of People Yearly
Parts of Southeast Asia where human and bat population densities are highest could be infection hotspots, a study finds.
Bat Coronaviruses May Infect Tens of Thousands of People Yearly
Bat Coronaviruses May Infect Tens of Thousands of People Yearly

Parts of Southeast Asia where human and bat population densities are highest could be infection hotspots, a study finds.

Parts of Southeast Asia where human and bat population densities are highest could be infection hotspots, a study finds.

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What You Should Know About New Omicron Subvariants
Natalia Mesa | May 17, 2022
The presence and spread of new, more-infectious and immune-evading variants show that the coronavirus is not done mutating.
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Opinion: Coronavirus and Regulating Access to High-Risk Pathogens
Michael Parker, Shreya Kalra, and Bryce Kassalow | Feb 10, 2022
Overbearing restrictions on research into toxins and pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2 could undermine public health and security in the long run.
Beyond Acute Respiration: SARS-CoV-2's Effects on Long-Term Physiology
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John Connolly and Masataka Nishiga discuss the effects of SARS-CoV-2 on the neurological and cardiovascular systems.
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CDC Pathology Investigator Dies Unexpectedly at 65
Jef Akst | Nov 23, 2021
Sherif Zaki worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more than 30 years, and was renowned for uncovering crucial intel on various outbreak-causing scourges, from Ebola and Zika to SARS and influenza.
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The Quest for a Universal Coronavirus Vaccine
Diana Kwon | Jun 29, 2021
Scientists are on the hunt for a shot that will protect against not only SARS-CoV-2, but other members of its family that may emerge in the future.
First Responders: SARS-CoV-2 and the Immune System
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Angela Rasmussen and Ya-Chi Ho explore the positive and negative aspects of the host immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection and discuss how this knowledge influences therapeutic benefits.
The Psychology of Panic
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2021
The recent news of consumers hoarding gasoline in the face of a brief closure of one of the world’s biggest petroleum pipelines is just the latest episode of panic buying since the COVID-19 pandemic started.
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The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2021
Meet some of the people featured in the June 2021 issue of The Scientist.
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Tailor-Made: Empowering SARS-CoV-2 Researchers Worldwide
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Arbor Biosciences is offering free SARS-CoV-2 myBaits kits to all researchers.  
Opinion: Comparing Coronaviruses
Nicola Petrosillo | Jun 1, 2021
In addition to continued scruitiny of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, research on similar pathogens could aid in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and future disease outbreaks.
Immunity to SARS-CoV-2 Lasts at Least Six Months, Data Show
Ashley Yeager | Nov 23, 2020
Half a year after infection, people who had recovered from COVID-19 had robust antibodies, along with traces of the virus in their gut, which may drive long-lasting immunity.
Q&A: COVID-19 Infectiousness Peaks Early in Sickness, Study Shows
Max Kozlov | Nov 23, 2020
Patients’ viral loads are highest within five days of their first symptoms, emphasizing the need to isolate early to prevent transmission.
SARS-CoV-2 Exits Cells Via Lysosomes
Abby Olena | Nov 13, 2020
A study finds that β-coronaviruses don’t use the normal secretory pathway, a possible explanation for some aspects of COVID-19 pathology.
Common Cold Coronaviruses Tied to Less Severe COVID-19 Cases
Anthony King | Nov 11, 2020
Outcomes in COVID-19 patients may be better in those recently infected with endemic coronaviruses. 
The Many Model Systems of COVID-19
Abby Olena | Nov 4, 2020
Researchers turn to familiar model animals, along with some fresh strategies, to develop countermeasures against SARS-CoV-2 and investigate the biology of infection.
Ferret Study Reinforces Role of Aerosols in SARS-CoV-2 Spread
Max Kozlov | Oct 28, 2020
Using an elaborate apparatus, researchers find that the virus spreads via aerosolized particles between ferrets more than a meter apart.
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Connecting the DOTS
Adam Kucharski | Aug 18, 2020
The four factors that drive contagion
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Opinion: Don’t Disparage the Pace of COVID-19 Research
John D. Loike and Salomon Amar | Jun 22, 2020
Fast science—with all its warts—is making unprecedented progress in the fight against COVID-19.
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Timeline: Human Coronavirus Discoveries
Shawna Williams | Jun 4, 2020
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.