infectious disease

New Tech For The ‘New Normal’ Workplace

Technological innovations to maintain physical distance and facilitate contactless communication will help equip workplaces transition to a new normal.

Scientists Confirm World’s First Case Of COVID-19 Reinfection

The fact that people who have recovered from COVID-19 can become reinfected suggests that immunity against SARS-CoV-2 may not be long-lasting.

Make Cloth Masks With At Least Two Layers: Study

Which mask works best? A study filmed people coughing and sneezing to find out.

Test Detects SARS-CoV-2 Neutralizing Antibodies In Hours

Not only is it much faster than conventional tests, it does not need to be performed in special biosafety laboratories.

Silent COVID-19 Infections Responsible For Early Spread: Study

Silent infections may have contributed to the rapid spread of COVID-19 at the dawn of the pandemic, a modeling study in China shows.

Some Uninfected People Have T-Cell Immunity To COVID-19

Researchers were surprised to find memory T-cells in people with no history of SARS, COVID-19, or contact with SARS or COVID-19 patients.

Coronavirus Antibodies Faded Quickly In Asymptomatic COVID-19: Study

Antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus faded within two to three months after infection in asymptomatic patients, finds a Chinese study.

CRISPR’ed Mouse Mimics COVID-19 In Humans

Scientists have used gene editing to create mice expressing human ACE2, the receptor used by SARS-CoV-2 to enter cells.

Protective Antibodies Against COVID-19 Isolated & Characterized

Potent neutralizing antibodies from COVID-19 patients have been isolated and characterized in two separate studies from China.