Mutations in the spike protein of the coronavirus, cause up to seven times stronger binding to the receptor on our cells. This was discovered by researchers at Erasmus MC after analyzing coronavirus variants that were first described in England and South Africa. The increase in binding affinity possibly contributes to the faster spread of these […]
Infection & Immunity
Scientists at Erasmus MC have discovered a way to induce HIV-infected cells to self-destruct. This is important, because the dormant presence of the virus in body cells is a major hurdle on the road to curing HIV.