13 March 2013 Updated:
- 13 March 2013
This week, researchers identified the molecule that has allowed a novel human coronavirus to infect at least 14 people, killing eight, since its detection last year. This key discovery, which pinpoints the receptor that the virus uses to infect cells in the human airways, opens up opportunities to study the virus’s origin, the level of risk it poses and potential drugs and vaccines.
Read the article at: http://www.nature.com/news/receptor-for-new-coronavirus-found-1.12584