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2014-05-30 11:18:45

PLOS New coronavirus inhibitor exhibits potent antiviral activity by blocking the viral hijacking of host membranes Since the SARS epidemic in 2003, coronaviruses have been on the watch list for emerging pathogens, and the ongoing outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) confirmed that they represent a serious threat. No specific drugs exist against coronaviruses so far, but an article published on May 29th in PLOS Pathogens introduces a new inhibitor of...

New Coronavirus Strain Adapted To Humans, Replicates Faster Than SARS
2013-02-19 11:24:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new strain of coronavirus, which has already infected 12 people and killed six in the past several months, has been found to breed in the human body much faster than SARS and can evade the immune system just as easily as a common cold. While health experts feel they may be able to develop immunotherapy to prevent the spread of the disease, they do not yet know how readily it does spread. Publishing their findings in the February...

Coronavirus May Have Multiple Hosts
2012-12-11 20:03:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new study published in the journal mBio, the new coronavirus has many potential hosts and could pass from animals to humans repeatedly. The new virus, hCoV-EMC, is blamed for five deaths and several other cases of severe disease originating in countries in the Middle East. The new study shows hCoV-EMC uses a different receptor in the human body than the SARS virus, which caused an epidemic in 2002 through 2003....

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2011-01-11 11:28:41

By Richard Harth, Science Writer: The Biodesign Institute Under the electron microscope, a coronavirus may resemble a spiny sea urchin or appear crownlike, (the shape from which this family of pathogens takes its name). Previously recognized as the second leading cause of the common cold in humans and for economically important diseases in many domesticated animals, a new disease form abruptly emerged as a major public health concern in 2002, when the SARS coronavirus (CoV) surfaced in Asia....


Latest Coronaviridae Reference Libraries

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2011-02-23 20:52:43

The SARS coronavirus is the virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). In 2003 the World Health Organization issued a press release stating that the coronavirus identified by a number of laboratories was the official cause of SARS. It causes severe illness marked initially by systemic symptoms of muscle pain, headache, fever, followed in 2-10 days by the onset of respiratory symptoms, mainly cough, dyspnea, and pneumonia. SARS patients have a decrease in the number of...

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2011-01-05 13:57:34

Canine coronavirus, of the Coronaviridae family, is a virus that causes a highly contagious intestinal disease in dogs. It was discovered in 1971 in Germany during an outbreak in sentry dogs. It replicates in the villi of the small intestine. Intestinal disease can be related to virus-induced apoptosis of cells. Originally the virus was thought to be very severe but is now considered to be very mild. It can, however, be serious if the dog is also infected with canine parvovirus....

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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.