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Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 disappear within three months

Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 disappear within three months

Saliva promising alternative to upper airway swabs for diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2

Saliva promising alternative to upper airway swabs for diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2

COVID-19 – researchers sum up the “Tsunami” of information

COVID-19 – researchers sum up the “Tsunami” of information

Dutch trial of convalescent plasma in COVID-19 discontinued

Dutch trial of convalescent plasma in COVID-19 discontinued

WHO endorses Truenat molecular diagnostic tests for TB

WHO endorses Truenat molecular diagnostic tests for TB

Markers of vascular damage in COVID-19

Markers of vascular damage in COVID-19

New tool to increase accessibility for COVID-19 testing

New tool to increase accessibility for COVID-19 testing

Large-scale analysis of COVID-19 risk among different groups of UK hospital staff

Large-scale analysis of COVID-19 risk among different groups of UK hospital staff

Researchers search for SARS-CoV-2 fomites on an operational Italian bus

Researchers search for SARS-CoV-2 fomites on an operational Italian bus

SARS-CoV-2 circulating in Italy in December 2019

SARS-CoV-2 circulating in Italy in December 2019

NUS researchers develop portable COVID-19 micro-PCR diagnostic system

NUS researchers develop portable COVID-19 micro-PCR diagnostic system

Chilblains and COVID-19

Chilblains and COVID-19

New project aims to track coronavirus using human waste

New project aims to track coronavirus using human waste

New assay rapidly tests SARS-CoV-2 neutralization and screens antivirals

New assay rapidly tests SARS-CoV-2 neutralization and screens antivirals

Effective neutralization of SARS-CoV-2 by synthetic nanobodies targeting the spike protein

Effective neutralization of SARS-CoV-2 by synthetic nanobodies targeting the spike protein

Evidence of link between ACE2 genotype and COVID-19 disease severity

Evidence of link between ACE2 genotype and COVID-19 disease severity

Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 can induce virus-specific T cell responses without seroconversion

Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 can induce virus-specific T cell responses without seroconversion

Colombian corona hounds: SAR-CoV-2 detection by dogs

Colombian corona hounds: SAR-CoV-2 detection by dogs

Widespread testing could help stop the spread of COVID-19

Widespread testing could help stop the spread of COVID-19

Antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac) suppresses replication of SARS-CoV-2

Antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac) suppresses replication of SARS-CoV-2