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SARS-CoV-2 and its variants: an overview

Elisa Vicenzi and Guido Poli 12 Mar, 2021 0 Commenti

Viruses, especially RNA viruses such as Coronaviruses, constantly evolve through mutations in their genome. Indeed, mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus have been observed around the world since the pandemic has started, although news of the virus variants has only recently found space in national and...

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Covid-19 vaccine for children: what prospects?

Various authors 11 Jan, 2021 0 Commenti

To date, numerous Covid-19 vaccine trials are underway in adulthood, which have reached different stages, whereas the pediatric age, for which dedicated trials are necessary, has so far been excluded.

Why do children and adolescents need specific studies? What is the current situation? What future...

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Anti-Covid-19 vaccines: where do we stand?

Elisa Vicenzi e Guido Poli 26 Nov, 2020 0 Commenti

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the international scientific community immediately worked for the preparation of one or more safe and effective vaccines to prevent infection with SARS-CoV-2 and the possible clinical evolution into the serious disease known as Covid-19.

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CRISPR/Cas9, the revolutionary Nobel-winning “genetic scissors”

Eufemia Serena Putortì 4 Nov, 2020 0 Commenti

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier for their fundamental contribution to the discovery of an effective method of genetic editing, i.e. a precision intervention that allows the introduction of desired modifications within DNA in simple,...

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RNA polymerase, the SARS-CoV-2 “sloppy photocopier”

Massimo Degano 31 Oct, 2020 0 Commenti

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced the scientific community to devote itself to the research and development of various strategies to fight SARS-CoV-2 infection. The only informed way to identify new antivirals is through the knowledge of the three-dimensional structure, literally the...

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Strategies for vaccine development: an overview

Elisa Vicenzi and Guido Poli 29 Oct, 2020 0 Commenti

A vaccine is an immunization strategy against pathogens or their toxins, administered in order to prevent one or more infectious diseases through the exposure of the immune system to their components,

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Structural biology for SARS-CoV-2: the Spike protein

Massimo Degano 27 Oct, 2020 0 Commenti

The ongoing COVID-19 epidemic has forced the scientific community to devote itself to the research and development of various strategies to fight SARS-CoV-2 infection. The only informed way to identify new antivirals is through the knowledge of the three-dimensional structure, literally the shape,...

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Cryo-EM: small electrons for large molecules

Massimo Degano 21 Oct, 2020 0 Commenti

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced the scientific community to devote itself to the research and development of various strategies to fight SARS-CoV-2 infection. The only informed way to identify new antivirals is through the knowledge of the three-dimensional structure, literally the shape,...

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“Blunting” the SARS-CoV-2 scissors

Massimo Degano 19 Oct, 2020 0 Commenti

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced the scientific community to devote itself to the research and development of various strategies to fight SARS-CoV-2 infection. The only informed way to identify new antivirals is through the knowledge of the three-dimensional structure, literally the...

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X-ray crystallography for SARS-CoV-2

Massimo Degano 16 Oct, 2020 0 Commenti

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced the scientific community to devote itself to the research and development of various strategies to fight SARS-CoV-2 infection. The only informed way to identify new antivirals is through the knowledge of the three-dimensional structure, literally the...

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