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08/10 News Flash 2: Coronavirus RNA proofreading: molecular basis and therapeutic targeting

08/10 News Flash 2: Coronavirus RNA proofreading: molecular basis and therapeutic targeting

Image courtesy of Needpix. COVID-19 has exposed the absence of effective antiviral treatment for human coronaviruses. The principal mechanism of infiltration for these RNA viruses involves introducing RNA into the host, which is eventually transcribed into DNA. Once transcription has

07/15 News Flash 2: Exploring the SARS-CoV-2 virus-host-drug interactome for drug repurposing

07/15 News Flash 2: Exploring the SARS-CoV-2 virus-host-drug interactome for drug repurposing

Image courtesy of Pxfuel. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich have developed CoVex, an interactive online platform dedicated to compiling information on SARS-CoV-2 with the purpose of drug repurposing. To complement the  development of new drugs, CoVex enables researchers

Science vs. The Apocalypse: Antibiotic Resistance

Science vs. The Apocalypse: Antibiotic Resistance

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Since the discovery of penicillin, the first commercialized antibiotic, in 1928, our society has dramatically improved. We have raised life expectancy, improved quality of life, and altogether created a healthier world. However, it’s not just