If you want to know how exactly science found out about the existence of viruses, this post is for you!
On Nov 9th, 2020 Pfizer issued a press release stating their conclusion that the COVID-19 vaccine they developed with BioNTech appeared to be 90% effective. While their test contained over 43,000 volunteers they had only detected 94 cases of COVID-19. How confident can you be with only 94 cases? I decided to explore this matter […]
Exoribonuclease is a domain of nsp14 responsible for chopping out nucleotides incorrectly added by RdRp. This enzyme allows the large 29.9 kb genome of SARS-CoV-2 and remains a worthwhile target for drugs to fight this virus.
COVID-19 is caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. This virus has a characteristic virus hull featuring surface proteins which are commonly called “spikes”. Protruding from the viral hull like “spikes of a crown”, they give the coronavirus its name (corona = crown). These proteins make the first contact with human cells and are akin to […]
It has been said that a lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting its shoes on. This article looks into the claims that SARS-CoV-2 was produced in a lab and presents the science that has now had time to put on its shoes.
How are the structures of proteins measured? Which common methods are there? What Data do you get?