Deliberately infecting volunteers with COVID-19 to speed up vaccine development? Human challenge trials, a process whereby healthy volunteers are given potential vaccines and then infected with COVID-19, could be a way to speed up vaccine development and reduce the global burden of coronavirus.

A potential way to speed up vaccine development: human challenge trials. #covid19 #research

Do obesity and abnormal liver function magnify coronavirus symptoms? Obesity and abnormal liver function have been predicted to play a part in extended hospitalization duration and worsen the health conditions of COVID-19 patients.

Obesity and abnormal liver function have been predicted to play a part in extended hospitalization duration and worsen the health conditions of COVID-19 patients.

Nationwide study reveals the deadly impact of the coronavirus on cancer patients In a study of 2,000 cancer patients, hydroxychloroquine showed no clinical benefit. Remdesivir was associated with a lower mortality risk but only certain groups of patients had access to it. Cancer patients also showed a higher risk of dying within 30 days of receiving a coronavirus diagnosis.

In a study of 2,000 cancer patients, hydroxychloroquine showed no clinical benefit. Remdesivir was associated with a lower mortality risk but only certain groups of patients had access to it. Cancer patients also showed a higher risk of dying within 30 Days of receiving a coronavirus diagnosis.

Antibody testing for coronavirus: what does the science say? Antibody-based testing may be able to catch positive cases missed by PCR, but it is still not accurate enough to be used as a standalone test. For best results, it should be combined with PCR testing and doctors' observations.

Are there better ways to detect the coronavirus in our body? A small study from China suggests antibody testing as a potentially more accurate method to find the coronavirus, even in people showing no symptoms.

How genes taught us about the origin of novel coronavirus A group of scientists collected samples from some of the initially infected COVID-19 patients to show its similarities to other coronavirus infections in humans and animals, allowing them to track where it may have come from.

A group of scientists collected samples from some of the initially infected COVID-19 patients to show its similarities to other coronavirus infections in humans and animals, allowing them to track where may have come from.

Hey, pet owners, are you quarantining your cat or dog? Chinese researchers studied which animals are at risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus and if they can pass it on to others. They discovered that at high levels of exposure, cats and ferrets were more likely to become infected with the novel coronavirus. However, dogs showed no evidence of COVID-19 symptoms or viral carriers.

Chinese researchers studied which animals are at risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus and if they can pass it on to others. They discovered that at high levels of exposure, cats and ferrets were more likely to become infected with the novel coronavirus. However, dogs showed no evidence of COVID-19 symptoms or viral carriers.

Are HIV drugs the key to a COVID-19 cure? As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, the need for a “miracle cure” appears more and more unobtainable. This group of researchers found drugs we currently use for other conditions, like HIV, show small benefits in recovery time against severe cases of COVID-19.

One group of researchers found drugs we currently use for other conditions, like HIV, show small benefits in recovery time against severe cases of COVID-19.

Can touching your eyes increase the risk for COVID-19? COVID-19 can easily travel from person to person but we currently don’t know all its routes of transmission. A new study finds our eyes carry a low risk of spreading the novel coronavirus.

COVID-19 can easily travel from person to person but we currently don’t know all its routes of transmission. A new study finds our eyes carry a low risk of spreading the novel coronavirus.

Novel coronavirus still detected in recovered patients In this study, 50% of patients tested positive for coronavirus after recovery in the hospital and two weeks of isolation. They were found to still have the coronavirus in their system for up to eight days after symptoms disappeared.

In this study, 50% of patients tested positive for COVID-19 after recovery in the hospital and two weeks of isolation. They were found to still have the coronavirus in their system for up to eight days after symptoms disappeared.

What is COVID-19 and what we can do to prevent its spread? Researchers summarize the current state of known medical and biological information about COVID-19 and discuss ways to control the spread of the disease.

Since December, 2019 a virus which causes the COVID-19 disease has been spreading, resulting in a global pandemic. While some questions about COVID-19 can be answered, researchers are still working on other aspects. In one review article, researchers overview aspects READ MORE