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Will Warm Weather Slow Spread of Novel Coronavirus?

With the start of summer coming soon, many are hopeful that the warmer weather will slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. There have been hints from lab experiments that increased temperature and humidity may reduce the viability of SARS-CoV-2. Meanwhile, other coronaviruses that cause less severe diseases, such as the common cold, do spread more slowly among people during the summer.

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3D Printing the Novel Coronavirus

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has truly been an all-hands-on-deck moment for the nation. Among the responders are many with NIH affiliations, lending their expertise and deploying new and emerging technologies to meet the myriad research challenges. That’s certainly the case for the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease’s dedicated team at the NIH 3D Print Exchange (3DPX), Rockville, MD.

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Enlisting Monoclonal Antibodies in the Fight Against COVID-19

We now know that the immune system of nearly everyone who recovers from COVID-19 produces antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes this easily transmitted respiratory disease [1] The presence of such antibodies has spurred hope that people exposed to SARS-CoV-2 may be protected, at least for a time, from getting COVID-19 again. But, in this post, I want to examine another potential use of antibodies: their promise for being developed as therapeutics for people who are sick with COVID-19.

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