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Coronavirus therapeutic strategies

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The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 / nCov-2019) still holds the World in its grip and the pandemic is far from over. In addition to strategies that try to contain or to eliminate the disease, it is also important to develop treatment options for severely diseased people. The coronaviruses have an Achilles heel – it is the […]

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2D-animation about RNA-vaccines

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There is currently an international race on the development of a vaccine against COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2. One of the approaches is to use RNA-vaccines for this instead of traditional vaccines. But what is actually the difference between traditional vaccines and RNA-vaccines? I have tried to explain that in this short 2D-animation. I am not so […]

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Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology animation about vaccination

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A while ago, I helped the Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology, ASI (an NGO working to encourage and support the discipline of immunology) with this animation about how a vaccine works. Watch it here or on the ASI homepage, where it has recently been added to: https://www.immunology.org.au/community/immunology-concepts/ https://movingscience.dk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ASI-PUBLIC-RESOURCES-The-Science-of-Immunisation.mp4

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Coronavirus immunoassay

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In a time, where many European countries are taking their first, tentative steps towards re-opening after lockdown, it is becoming more and more important to be able to test if people has already had the COVID-19 infection. Detection of antibodies against the virus (SARS-CoV-2 / nCov-2019) is one of the best measures for this. Antibodies […]

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COVID-19 / nCov-2019 test (RT-PCR)

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We hear a lot about corona-testing these days! Currrently, the most used (and fastest) test is based on an assay, that is named PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction). With this technology, it is possible to detect the presence of COVID-19 in a patient sample by purification and amplification of specific gene sequences from the viral RNA […]

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Coronavirus / COVID-19 infection mechanism

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Three coronaviruses, originating in animals, have crossed the species barrier to cause deadly pneumonia in humans within the last two decades; SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrom), MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and now the current pandemic of COVID-19 / nCov-2019 / SARS-CoV-2. But exactly how does the nCov-2019 infect us? The spikes (that can be […]

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ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

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Although all the focus rigth now is on coronavirus / Covid-19, the problem with antibiotic resistance has never been more important. Because virus infections is often the prime cause  / initiators of bacterial infections. It is close to a century ago that Penicillin was discovered (by serendipity) by Alexander Fleming – and it led to […]

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DIABETES TYPE 1

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I have just helped the australian biotech-company Captixbio with an animation about a new device/implant to be used in Type 1 diabetes. I can’t show the animation here yet, but this is an image from the animation that shows a transparent person with the pancreas highlighted in pink. The full animation will be added to […]

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HYPOXIA NOBEL PRIZE

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The nobel prize in physiology / medicine was recently announced. And it went to a research area I have worked with myself (at Lundbeck), namely HIF / hypoxia biology.  We published a paper on our findings, it can be found here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4061615/pdf/ISRN.NEUROSCIENCE2013-598587.pdf All animal cells need oxygen in order to use the energy from food […]