We at Next Gen Scientists Foundation are committed to bridge the gap between scientists and the general public. COVID-19 has brought a lot of activities around the world to a halt. Around the world, scientists are working day and night to develop diagnostic kits, vaccines and novel treatment strategies for COVID-19. Although the general public around the world are amply informed regarding the virus spread and quarantine measures, the level of scientific awareness leaves a lot to be desired. The stream of COVID-19 research that is being published in research journals are largely difficult for general public to understand, which leaves room for misinterpretation of research findings. In order to mitigate this, we have set up this page to connect researchers and the general public and information is released in a way that is easily understandable. This page will be continuously updated based on responses received from researchers about COVID-19 research. If you are a life science researcher yourself, participate in this initiative by choosing a research paper on COVID-19 that is not covered below. If you are someone from non scientific background you can add link of a research paper about COVID 19 that you want to be summarized about or ask questions about it. Make sure you bookmark this page and keep visiting every few days for updates.
- Coronavirus takes the name from Latin word corona that means “crown”, due to the presence of spikes on the virus. This gives it the appearance of wearing a crown. Members of the Coronaviridae, circulate in human populations very often but usually cause mild symptoms. However, Middle East respiratory corona virus (MERS-CoV) and severe acute respiratory symptom coronavirus (SARS-CoV) occurred through transmission from animals to humans. Severe acute respiratory corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the causative agent of COVID19 out-break, which was first reported in Wuhan, Hubei province, China in December 2019. It is very closely related to SARS-CoV. The rapid global spread of this highly contagious agent poses a health emergency across the world. Scientists are actively working towards finding a possible treatment, the progress of which is being updated below.
- Author: Tanaya Roychowdhury, Graduate student at Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, India
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