SARS-CoV-2 Virus

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  • Author: ChemViews Magazine
  • Published: 26 March 2020
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What We Know About the Coronavirus

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 causes the current outbreak of the respiratory disease COVID-19. The virus was first detected in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 and has spread globally by now. The Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA, provides current updates of coronavirus COVID-19 global cases. The World Health Organization (WHO), which declared the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, describes how to protect yourself.

In the following, you will find articles that have appeared on ChemistryViews.

Replaceable Filter Membrane for More Efficient Face Masks

26 May 2020

Nanoporous hydrophobic polymer membrane developed

How SARS-CoV-2 Copies Its Genetic Information

7 May 2020

Structure of replicating coronavirus polymerase solved

Special Science Communication Prize for Virologist Christian Drosten

4 May 2020

Clear, fact-based science communication in the COVID-19 pandemic to the public honored

Cells in the Nose Could Act as Entry Points for SARS-CoV-2

30 April 2020

Study of the expression of the ACE2 receptor, which allows cellular entry of the virus

New Antiviral Drug Candidates Targeting SARS-CoV-2 Main Protease

24 April 2020

Promising inhibitors with high activity and low toxicity

Proof-of-Concept for Faster COVID-19 Test

18 April 2020

Gold nanoislands with DNA receptors used for the detection of SARS-CoV-2

Preparations for a Covid-19 Vaccine

15 April 2020

Merck supports the Jenner Institute to scale up manufacturing of Covid-19 vaccine candidate

Spotlight: Experiences of Two Researchers in the COVID-19 Crisis

7 April 2020

Gianluca Giorgi, Italy, and Stefanie Dehnen, Germany, give personal insights into this challenging situation

Clever Picture: COVID-19 Specific Testing

7 April 2020

Picture describes how coronavirus testing work

How to Use Your Computer to Help with Coronavirus Research
1 April 2020
Projects use crowd sourcing and donated computing power for drug discovery

Rapid, Sensitive Test for COVID-19 Developed
22 March 2020
New method over three times faster than previous approaches

Structure of SARS-CoV-2 Main Protease as a Basis for Drug Design
21 March 2020
X-ray structures of promising target lead to improved drug candidate

Unrecognized Infection Could Play Mayor Role in Spread of COVID-19
18 March 2020
Model that includes undocumented cases explains rapid growth in the number of infections

Engineered Cell Line for Coronavirus Isolation
16 March 2020
Modified cell line is highly susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection, which makes it useful for studying the virus

How Long Can the SARS-CoV-2 Virus Live on Surfaces and in Aerosols?
14 March 2020
New results on the stability of the virus causing COVID-19

Structure of Coronavirus Receptor on Human Cells Determined
6 March 2020
Cryo-EM structures of full-length human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2)

α-Ketoamides Keep Different Viruses from Multiplying
4 March 2020
New broad-spectrum antivirals against coronaviruses and enteroviruses

Clever Picture: Coronavirus Entering and Replicating in a Host Cell
3 March 2020
Where the coronavirus comes from and how it infects the human body

Structure of "Spike" Protein in New Coronavirus Determined
21 February 2020
Results could help to develop a vaccine and antibody treatments

Antiviral Drug Shows Promise Against MERS Coronavirus
20 February 2020
The broad-acting drug remdesivir could also be useful against the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

How Long Can Coronaviruses Live on Surfaces?
13 February 2020
Literature review finds coronaviruses could persist on hard surfaces for up to nine days, but can be killed with the right disinfectant

Suggesting Potential Drug Candidates for Coronavirus
5 February 2020
Summarizing the current research and suggesting potential drug candidates for treating patients suffering from the 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease


  • LitCovid
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  • Many publishers and other entities have signed a joint statement to ensure that COVID-19 research findings and data are shared rapidly and openly. Free articles related to the coronavirus from Cambridge University Press, ElsevierOxford University Press, Springer Nature, Wiley.
  • Wiley is providing free access to online learning solutions. Instructors without an adopted online learning solution, such as WileyPLUS, Knewton Alta, or zyBooks, can receive free access for their students for the remainder of the Spring 2020 term.
  • What Publishers Are Doing To Help During The Coronavirus Pandemic, Association of American Publishers





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