With the increase in confirmed cases of coronavirus, researchers across the world are working together to find a low-cost easy-access protocol for early detection and a vaccine for protection.
Scientists based at the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) at Charité, Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Germany) have developed a new assay to detect the 2019 novel Chinese coronavirus.
A new mass spectrometry system with nanomechanical resonators has been utilized to accurately measure virus capsids above 100 MDa.
The vaccine will be the first and only two-dose vaccine in the USA for the prevention of hepatitis B in adults, and the first new hepatitis B vaccine in the USA in over 25 years.
Scientists have developed an instrument-free, portable test for Zika virus, which will provide diagnosis within 40 mins and costs only $2 per test.
Researchers have developed a new method to rapidly detect a single virus in a urine sample, and suggest that it could be adapted to detect Ebola, HIV and Zika viruses.