Could a novel UV light device inactivate SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces?

Physicists have found a way to make powerful UV LEDs that they believe manufacturers could incorporate into lightweight devices for destroying pathogens such as the new coronavirus. Share on PinterestAn innovative device that emits UV light may effectively sanitize surfaces, eliminating SARS-CoV-2. A newly discovered material that conducts electricity and is transparent to UV light […]

No evidence that mutations to SARS-CoV-2 increase transmissibility

An analysis of more than 15,000 SARS-CoV-2 genomes finds that mutations to the virus do not increase its transmissibility and are instead either neutral or detrimental to its spread. Since the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in the human population at the end of 2019, the...

First human trial of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine: Initial results in

Researchers from China report the initial findings of the first human trial for a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus. The results are promising, suggesting that the vaccine is mostly safe and apparently effective. Share on PinterestThe initial...

Close relative of SARS-CoV-2 found in bats

Researchers have identified a new coronavirus that is closely related to SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind COVID-19. The discovery provides fresh evidence that SARS-CoV-2 evolved naturally and was not produced in a lab. The new virus is not likely to infect humans. Share...