Covid-19

Articles, podcasts, interviews and answers to questions about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, and the wider coronavirus family...

28 May 2020

Many believe care homes have been ignored during the pandemic so far - with disastrous consequences...

26 May 2020

What could be the new normal of healthcare, education and transport?

26 May 2020

Mental health researcher Olivia Remes shares her tips for keeping mentally well during lockdown...

26 May 2020

How does coronavirus affect children?

26 May 2020

Can our feline friends contract and transmit the Covid-19 coronavirus?

26 May 2020

Anosmia has recently been added to the UK's list of coronavirus symptoms to self-isolate with...

25 May 2020

Progress in vaccine trials, and the longevity of immune responses to Covid-19...

23 May 2020

Results from the coronavirus symptom tracker app, rethinking the office aircon, covid in pregnancy, and safe public...

21 May 2020

‘The aim is to find the monoclonal’ hunting for antibodies to treat Covid-19

18 May 2020

Preprint servers let scientists communicate and collaborate - but are they bypassing peer review?

18 May 2020

How have scientists been adapting to life without their labs? Here's a physicist's outlet...

18 May 2020

Should we really be handing public money to an industry that’s one of the major causes of climate change?

18 May 2020

At Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, staff had been working without realising they'd had the coronavirus...

18 May 2020

How does the UK's new contact tracing app rank on privacy and data security?

16 May 2020

Astronauts are preparing for the first flight in the Dragon spacecraft...

16 May 2020

How does remdesivir work, and what might this mean for the treatment of coronavirus infection...

16 May 2020

Will SARS-CoV-2 continue to circulate for years to come?

15 May 2020

What do those needle-thin bones do? Also, antibody tests for Covid-19, and how memories are laid down...

14 May 2020

A study shows that common variations of the ACE2 gene don't affect factors like blood pressure...

14 May 2020

Computer modelling shows versions of the ACE2 gene that may change how the virus binds to cells...

14 May 2020

A popular UK symptom tracking app has revealed that half of the variation between people is genetic...

14 May 2020

Genetic differences may be part of why some people get severe infections - but likely won't explain much...

14 May 2020

ACE is the cousin of ACE2, but they do opposite things. And drugs that inhibit ACE might help with COVID-19...

14 May 2020

ACE2 is the entry gate for the coronavirus - but its day job involves blood pressure...