Over 24,000 coronavirus research papers are now available in one place

The data set aims to accelerate scientific research that could fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Today researchers collaborating across several organizations released the Covid-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19), which includes over 24,000 research papers from peer-reviewed journals as well as sources like bioRxiv and medRxiv (websites where scientists can post non-peer-reviewed preprint papers). The research covers

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A new paper on Nature by The Scripps Research Institute researchers clearly show that SARS-CoV-2 is not a laboratory construct or a purposefully manipulated virus.

Since the first reports of novel pneumonia (COVID-19) in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, there has been considerable discussion on the origin of the causative virus, SARS-CoV-2 (also referred to as HCoV-19). Infections with SARS-CoV-2 are now widespread, and as of 17 March 2020, 190,664 cases have been confirmed in more than 155 countries, with 7,519 deaths.

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Oxford University experts provide evidence for a coronavirus mobile app for instant contact tracing

A team of medical research and bioethics experts at Oxford University are supporting several European governments to explore the feasibility of a coronavirus mobile app for instant contact tracing. If rapidly and widely deployed, the infectious disease experts believe such an app could significantly help to contain the spread of coronavirus.  The Oxford University team has provided

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Melbourne researchers have mapped immune responses from one of Australia’s first novel COVID-19 patients, showing the body’s ability to fight the virus and recover from the infection.

Researchers at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute) were able to test blood samples at four different time points in an otherwise healthy woman in her 40s, who presented with COVID-19 and had mild-to-moderate symptoms requiring hospital admission. Published today in Nature Medicine is a detailed report of how the patient’s immune system

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Worst-case coronavirus scenario published by disease modelers of CDC: 214 million Americans infected, 1.7 million dead

The worst-case figures are what would happen if no action is taken to slow the virus, which spreads person to person. Disease modelers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention project that as much as 65% of the American population could eventually be infected by the new coronavirus, according to the New York Times.

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Why patients with hypertension, diabetes mellitus and ibuprofen usage could be at increased risk for COVID-19 infection?

A letter, recently published on Lancet, suggests that ACE inhibitors, ARBs and ibuprofen results in upregulation of ACE2 receptors. Human pathogenic coronaviruses (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus [SARS-CoV] and SARSCoV-2) bind to their target cells through angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), which is expressed by epithelial cells of the lung, intestine, kidney, and blood vessels. The

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