'Interleukin-33' can recognize viruses it has seen once before and signal the immune system to start producing antibodies.
German scientists have isolated a molecule that binds to the spike protein of the virus in such a way that it could prevent the virus from entering a cell.
A group of international scientists has identified an enzyme activity essential for coronavirus replication as a potential focus for new therapeutic approaches.
Social Distancing not only applies to people: An international team of researchers has discovered that vampire bats maintain a physical distance from their fellow bats when they are sick.
Scientists at Berlin's Charité university hospital and TU Berlin have developed a new method that can accurately measure the amount of aerosol transferred from person to person.
In the wake of the current corona pandemic, Austrian scientists are gaining new insights into a specific gene that plays a key role in the body's own defense system.
What do last week's corona statistics show? Which European countries did well and which ones actually revealed higher rates of infection? Data journalist Jelmer Visser reflects on the summer vacation.
An international team of researchers was able to show that an endogenous protein can prevent the Sars-Cov-2 virus from fusing with the body's cells and infecting them.
Researchers from Munich and Ulm have shown how the novel coronavirus suppresses the immune response by disabling protein expression in the ribosomes.
The summer holidays have definitively begun. Something we have been looking forward to after an eventful six months. But the coronavirus has not taken a vacation at all.
The coronavirus has become an integral part of everyday life. In January we were surprised by the bizarre lockdown in China. Less than six months […]
Conventional viruses spread most effectively at colder temperatures. Like the flu virus. This strikes every year in winter and costs the lives of as many […]
Although the coronavirus is still spreading worldwide at breakneck speed, news headlines are becoming more varied and more optimistic. Since Monday, New Zealand has become the first non-microstate on earth to be officially declared corona-free
In order to properly map out the corona crisis on a European level, we need to look beyond national borders
Over the past few months, corona maps have been turning up in all kinds of media. These come in roughly two types: maps with comparisons […]
Over the past few months, corona maps have been raining down on all kinds of media. These basically come in two types: a map with […]
Viruses are the building blocks of life. They have made human evolution possible. But they can also make us ill. “When viruses make people ill, […]
The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 still remains a huge puzzle to scientists around the world. The only thing that is certain is that the pathogens reproduce […]
The Coronavirus – still something that was far from our daily lives a month and a half ago, is now furiously sweeping through The Netherlands. […]
Test, test, test – that’s the key advice that the WHO is giving when it comes to curbing the COVID-19 pandemic. However, several countries – […]