Pocket feature in SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is present in all deadly coronaviruses, study reveals

Scientists have discovered why some coronaviruses are more likely to cause severe disease, which has remained a mystery until now. Researchers of the University of Bristol-led study, published in Science advances today [23 November], say their findings could lead to the development of a pan-coronavirus treatment to defeat all coronaviruses-; from the 2002 SARS-CoV outbreak … Read more

Genetic background plays a role in regulating the metabolism of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids

Genetic background has an effect on the metabolism of the essential polyunsaturated fatty acids alpha-linolenic acid and linoleic acid, a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. Supplementing the diet with camelina oil rich in alpha-linolenic acid, or with sunflower oil rich in linoleic acid altered the concentrations of the metabolites of these … Read more