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February 22, 2021
Opinion: Press release about "Coronavirus Origin Study" by Prof. Wiesendanger and Hamburg University

“The coronavirus has led to a worldwide crisis for over a year. In a new study, nanoscientist Prof. Dr. Roland Wiesendanger illuminates the origins of the virus. His findings conclude there are a number of quality sources indicating a laboratory accident at the Wuhan Institute of Virology as the cause of the current pandemic.” This […]

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February 22, 2021
How SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus) mRNA-based Vaccines Work

In this blogpost Joshua explains how we are immune with Covid-19 vaccine.

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February 22, 2021
The packaging of the RNA - Nucleocapsid proteins

1.    Introduction: With SARS-CoV-2 infections and related death rates continuing to rise worldwide and new variants emerging, the virus is still a great and present danger. Although we have gathered significant knowledge and the first vaccinations have started, new mutations can still set our efforts back and possibly make the virus even more potent. Thus, searches […]

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December 24, 2020
SARS-CoV-2 Entry Animation from Iwasa Group – a little Christmas Present to the Scientific Community

See how the virus binds to a host cell and manages to insert its RNA on a molecular level! Merry Christmas from the Iwasa Lab and the Coronavirus Structural Task Force!

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December 23, 2020
The new mutation of SARS-CoV-2

The new strain of Coronavirus - what do we know?

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December 22, 2020
How do we know that Viruses exist?

If you want to know how exactly science found out about the existence of viruses, this post is for you!

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December 10, 2020
How reliable is the Pfizer-BioNTech claim that their vaccine is 90 percent effective?

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 […]

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December 7, 2020
VIP treatment: Very Important Proteins

Methyltransferases manage to fool the host cell into giving viral RNA VIP treatment. For details, read this blog post by Cameron Fyfe and Lea von Soosten!

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November 9, 2020
What does the Pfizer press release really mean?

A press release came out today from Pfizer and Binotech with a very exciting announcement, but what does it say? Andrea shares her insights.

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October 30, 2020
Accessory Protein 7a: Key Role in Pathogenesis?

The genome of the novel SARS-CoV-2 codes for an ORF1a/ ORF1ab (open reading frame) polyprotein containing sixteen non-structural proteins (NSP) and four structural proteins. The genome also has multiple ORFs coding for accessory proteins through a frame shift. These accessory proteins are not necessary for viral replication but might play a key role in pathogenesis […]

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