Tuesday, August 3, 2021

How the Coronavirus Infects Cells - and why Delta is so Dangerous


A computer simulation of the structure of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.Credit: Janet Iwasa, University of Utah

Nature recently posted a fascinating article about how the coronavirus infects cells-- and why Delta is so dangerous.

The article features an animated SARS-Cov-2 cell, the stalks of the spike proteins waving as if they were in a parade ...  There are several other illustrations to help explain this thing that has the world in it's thrall at the present moment.  

It's a 15-minute read.

Scudellari, M. (2021, July 28). How the Coronavirus INFECTS cells - and why delta is so dangerous: Scientists are unpicking the life cycle of SARS-CoV-2 and how the virus uses tricks to evade detection. Nature News. https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-02039-y

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