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Ahmedabad Mirror: Scientists decode how coronavirus molecules ‘camouflage’ in host cell; may lead to drug development

July 26, 2020

Scientists, including those of Indian-origin, have resolved the structure of a molecule which the novel coronavirus uses to make its genetic sequence seem like a part of the host’s own, an advance that may lead to the development of new antiviral drugs against Covid-19. According to the study, published in the journal Nature Communications, the […]


cnBeta: A way of disguising itself makes SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus so dangerous

July 26, 2020

When the pathogen enters the human body, it will trigger a local alarm and send a signal to the immune system to make it take action to eliminate these objects. This is true whether it is a virus, bacteria, or other types of microorganisms. The same thing happened to the new coronavirus. However, some immune […]



Technology Networks: SARS-CoV-2 Makes Changes That Cause Cells Not to Recognize It, New Findings Suggest

July 25, 2020

With an alarm code, we can enter a building without bells going off. It turns out that the SARS coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has the same advantage entering cells. It possesses the code to waltz right in. On July 24 in Nature Communications, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health […]


BGR: Scientists finally figured out what makes the coronavirus so dangerous

July 25, 2020

Scientists have a new treatment idea for the novel coronavirus that came about after they figured out what makes the virus so dangerous to our bodies: The pathogen camouflages itself after infecting cells to prevent a swift response from the immune system. Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center identified an enzyme the […]



NewsWeek: Coronavirus Disguises Itself to Hide Inside Our Cells and Replicate

July 24, 2020

The COVID-19-causing coronavirus disguises itself so it can hide inside our cells without being detected by the immune system in order to replicate, according to a study. For the paper published in the journal Nature Communications, scientists examined the 3D structure of a protein called nsp16 that the coronavirus creates.


Daily Hunt: Covid-19 virus tricks immune system with camouflage: Here’s How

July 24, 2020

A team of scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio found out what makes SARS-CoV-2, so infectious. Scientists claim that the virus is capable of sneaking into our cells. The virus produces an enzyme called nsp16, which it then uses to modify its messenger RNA cap. It is said that […]


Scitech Daily: SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Has a “Camouflage” That Causes Cells Not to Recognize It – “Fundamental Advance in Our Understanding of the Virus”

July 24, 2020

With an alarm code, we can enter a building without bells going off. It turns out that the SARS coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has the same advantage in entering cells. It possesses the code to waltz right in. Today (July 24, 2020), in Nature Communications, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio […]


UT Health SA Newsroom: Finding published in Nature hints at novel therapeutic target for Ewing sarcoma

July 16, 2020

New insights into Ewing sarcoma, an aggressive childhood cancer, were published July 15 in the prestigious journal Nature. Researchers from the Long School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio contributed to the study. Ewing sarcoma is a bone and soft tissue cancer that primarily affects children and adolescents. The […]