First Antibody Trial Launched in COVID-19 Patients
First Antibody Trial Launched in COVID-19 Patients
In record time, scientists have gone from harvesting antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 from survivors of coronavirus infections to testing the antibodies’ safety as a drug in humans.
First Antibody Trial Launched in COVID-19 Patients
First Antibody Trial Launched in COVID-19 Patients

In record time, scientists have gone from harvesting antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 from survivors of coronavirus infections to testing the antibodies’ safety as a drug in humans.

In record time, scientists have gone from harvesting antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 from survivors of coronavirus infections to testing the antibodies’ safety as a drug in humans.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Researchers Mindful of Immune Enhancement
COVID-19 Vaccine Researchers Mindful of Immune Enhancement
Katarina Zimmer | May 26, 2020
There is no evidence that any of the coronavirus vaccines in development worsen a coronavirus infection rather than confer immunity to it, but the phenomenon is something scientists are closely monitoring.
Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine Spurs Immune Response: Early Data
Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine Spurs Immune Response: Early Data
Ashley Yeager | May 18, 2020
A clinical trial of the shot in eight volunteers suggests that it is safe and that it generates antibodies that neutralize SARS-CoV-2, but further testing is needed, scientists say.
Crowdsourced Protein Simulation Exceeds Supercomputers’ Power
Crowdsourced Protein Simulation Exceeds Supercomputers’ Power
Shawna Williams | Apr 15, 2020
Folding@Home, currently focused on deciphering the workings of SARS-CoV-2, is the first project to have exascale-level computational muscle.
Scientists Scan for Weaknesses in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein
Scientists Scan for Weaknesses in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein
Chris Baraniuk | Apr 9, 2020
The virus’s tool for prying open host cells is coated in a protective armor of sugar—but gaps may offer vulnerability to disruption by antibodies.
Novel Virus Entry Portal Found
Novel Virus Entry Portal Found
Sabrina Richards | Mar 13, 2013
Researchers identify the target protein of a recently discovered human coronavirus, shedding light on infection and possible interspecies spread.