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Can SARS-CoV-2 transmission occur from an infected dead body?

In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers determined whether severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) could be transmitted from a dead body. Study: Can SARS-CoV-2 transmit from a dead body? Image Credit: Giannis Papanikos/Shutterstock In…

Cell Counting Without Slides to Reduce Waste and Cost

An interview with Daniel Schieffer, Technology Director, DeNovix Why are cells currently counted with slides? How many times are the slides typically used and what happens to them after they are used? Until recently, cells were typically counted on a…

Detection of a novel bird flu virus with pandemic potential

Global public health continues to be threatened by zoonotic and pandemic influenza. The virus has a high mutation rate, owing to its interspecies transmissibility and adaptability. The influenza A virus has diverse avian and animal origins with several viral subtypes; those…

Analysis of the seasonality of common human coronaviruses

Mild upper respiratory illness is known to be caused by the four common human coronaviruses (HCoVs), which include 2 beta (HCoV-HKU1 and HCoV-OC43) and 2 alpha (HCoV-NL63 and HCoV-229E) coronaviruses. These HCoVs, unlike betacoronaviruses (SARS-CoV, SARS-CoV-2, and Middle East respiratory…

What lessons can we learn from the COVID-19 pandemic for HIV?

A recent study published in Communications Medicine discussed how experiences from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic could be leveraged for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Study: Leveraging lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic for HIV. Image Credit: RAJ CREATIONZS/Shutterstock The…