Researchers from All Over the World Pitch in to Fight COVID-19Researchers from All Over the World Pitch in to Fight COVID-19
Researchers from All Over the World Pitch in to Fight COVID-19
Scientists are lending their expertise—whatever it may be—to help develop tests, medical devices, and other tools to try to save lives during the pandemic.
Researchers from All Over the World Pitch in to Fight COVID-19
Researchers from All Over the World Pitch in to Fight COVID-19

Scientists are lending their expertise—whatever it may be—to help develop tests, medical devices, and other tools to try to save lives during the pandemic.

Scientists are lending their expertise—whatever it may be—to help develop tests, medical devices, and other tools to try to save lives during the pandemic.

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Researchers Seek a Simple, Rapid Test for SARS-CoV-2 in Sewage
Researchers Seek a Simple, Rapid Test for SARS-CoV-2 in Sewage
Jef Akst | Jul 6, 2020
Onsite testing at wastewater treatment plants could aid efforts to monitor for outbreaks of COVID-19 around the world, but such technologies are in the early stages of development.
Inside the Effort to Make India’s First COVID-19 Test
Inside the Effort to Make India’s First COVID-19 Test
Ashley Yeager | Jul 6, 2020
A nearly all-female team of researchers developed a PCR diagnostic tool in a record-setting six weeks.
Gene Splicing Pioneer Dale Kaiser Dies
Gene Splicing Pioneer Dale Kaiser Dies
Ashley Yeager | Jun 29, 2020
Working with a virus that infects bacteria, the Stanford University biochemist and developmental biologist helped to develop a way to stitch DNA together, a discovery that gave rise to genetic engineering.
Timeline: Human Coronavirus Discoveries
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.
First Antibody Trial Launched in COVID-19 Patients
First Antibody Trial Launched in COVID-19 Patients
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 2, 2020
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.
Droplets from Speech Can Float in Air for Eight Minutes: Study
Droplets from Speech Can Float in Air for Eight Minutes: Study
Kerry Grens | May 15, 2020
The experiments did not involve SARS-CoV-2, but researchers say the results support precautions to avoid possibly spreading COVID-19 by talking.
Countries Begin Large-Scale Screening for SARS-CoV-2 in Sewage
Countries Begin Large-Scale Screening for SARS-CoV-2 in Sewage
Chris Baraniuk | May 14, 2020
Researchers have found traces of the coronavirus at wastewater treatment plants in various locations around the world.
Scientists Clone SARS-CoV-2 Genome with Quick Yeast-Based Method
Scientists Clone SARS-CoV-2 Genome with Quick Yeast-Based Method
Ruth Williams | May 6, 2020
The use of yeast artificial chromosomes has enabled the rapid genetic reconstruction of the novel coronavirus.
Consortium Identifies Risks of Viral Contamination in Biopharma
Consortium Identifies Risks of Viral Contamination in Biopharma
Emma Yasinski | Apr 27, 2020
Nine of the 20 pharma companies that participated in a study had experienced at least one viral contamination event between 1985 and 2018.