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Copper Can Prevent Respiratory Virus Spread

2015 14 Nov

Copper can effectively help to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, which are linked to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), according to researchers from the University of Southampton in the UK. Their study shows that while human coronavirus 229E — closely related to animal coronaviruses that "host... Read more

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Predictive Cold & Flu Tracker

2015 01 Nov

When social media is abuzz with tweets about cold and flu, it's more likely that actual viruses are spreading. Based on a study of online flu conversations that found a strong correlation between these conversations and actual flu cases last year, researchers launched a cold and flu conversation tracker that is a social predictor of the flu. The "Cold... Read more

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New X-Ray Technique Generates 3D Images of Viruses

2015 11 Mar

An multinational team of researchers led by Tomas Ekeberg from Uppsala University in Sweden has demonstrated that it is possible to determine the 3D structure of a virus by combining several diffraction patterns obtained from a sequence of randomly oriented single viruses. The technique does not depend on crystallisation, which is how scientists in... Read more

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