As coronavirus began to devastate Italy, microbiology professor Andrea Crisanti put his region at the forefront of the fight with rigorous testing and quarantine.
It is still uncertain whether those who recover from COVID-19 have durable antibodies. A research team autopsied people who died from COVID-19 and found they lack a key aspect of long-term immunity.
A new study shows a 33-year-old man who was treated for a mild case of COVID-19 in March harbored the virus again.
The FDA issued an emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma to treat people with severe COVID-19. While President Donald Trump called the move a "historic breakthrough," others say the political noise is drowning out the science.
The National Institutes of Health outlined the steps a small nonprofit research organization must take to reinstate an NIH grant related to bat coronavirus research in China.
The prospect of a flu season during the coronavirus pandemic is chilling to health experts.
Wildlife scientists are working to understand the impacts of what many are calling the “anthropause”—the dramatic slowdown in human activity caused by the pandemic. The pause has created unique natural experiments, allowing researchers to compare how animals behaved before, during, and after the pandemic.
The pandemic has created deep economic and financial problems for Latin America, which faces a projected 5.3% contraction in gross domestic product this year. The resulting cuts are hitting science hard and threatening hard-won gains.
Russia claimed it has approved the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine, as the nation’s Ministry of Health issued a registration certificate for a vaccine candidate that has been tested in just 76 people.
Diagnostics experts, public health officials, and epidemiologists are calling for a radical shift in testing strategy: away from diagnosing people who have symptoms or were exposed and toward screening whole populations using faster, cheaper, sometimes less accurate tests.
Concern is growing that the lungs and other organs can struggle to heal after infection.
The coronavirus pandemic has thrust virologist Shi Zhengli into a fierce spotlight. Many have speculated that the pathogen that causes COVID-19, accidentally escaped from her lab. Some have even suggested it could have been engineered there. Claims “that SARS-CoV-2 was leaked from our institute totally contradicts the facts,” Shi said. “It jeopardizes and affects our academic work and personal life.”