The latest news, research and opinion on coronavirus and covid-19, including antiviral development and delivery, pathology, and disease biochemistry.

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Pharmaceuticals roundup 2023


Regulatory and pricing reforms have topped industry agendas in 2023, while weight loss drugs surged and Covid-19 therapies waned


ACE2 receptor not essential for Sars-CoV-2 infection, study shows


Fresh understanding linked to evolutionary plasticity of Covid-19 virus

Nobel prize in medicine winners

mRNA vaccine pioneers win medicine Nobel prize


Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman honoured for breakthroughs that enable the rapid development of new vaccines, including several of those used against Covid-19

The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Future: Virology, Epidemiology, Translational Toxicology and Therapeutics

Introduction: the coronavirus pandemic and the future

This series of Chemistry World reports is part of a forth coming e-book and hardback to be published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The book was motivated by a desire on the part of the editors and the authors to produce a body of information on the new and deadly coronavirus about which the world was largely uninformed and for which it was totally unprepared. 

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Originally developed to treat flu and marketed in Japan as Avigan, promising Covid-19 trial results have seen countries stockpiling this medication by the millions

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