Covid-19

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

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...

14 May 2020

Meet ACE2, the protein in the pandemic spotlight - protector, turned betrayer...

12 May 2020

The NHS contact tracing app has arrived, and is causing controversy...

12 May 2020

Healthcare workers are carrying COVID-19 without realising they’re infected, a new study shows...

08 May 2020

Also, brain surgery for Rasmussen's encephalitis, disease spread and disinfecting groceries...

08 May 2020

When you're swabbed for coronavirus infection, what are they looking for, and how does that differ from an...

07 May 2020

Could the sound of your voice help fight Covid-19 in the future?

03 May 2020

Can other viruses cause false positive test results, and how to block virus spread at the office...

02 May 2020

Experts acknowledge that you probably can't catch Covid-19 again, at least in the short term...

01 May 2020

Coughs and sneezes traditionally spread diseases, and coronavirus particles are shed into sewage...

29 April 2020

How are universities coping with Covid? What will the impact be?

28 April 2020

How are we all doing?

28 April 2020

How will universities cope in the current crisis?

28 April 2020

What has coronavirus meant for job losses