Identification of the SARS-CoV-2 virus features causing COVID-19 using primate model

IMAGE: Macaques were exposed to a high titre of SARS-CoV-2 via combined transmission routes. In their pulmonary lesions, acute interstitial pneumonia with endotheliitis (mononuclear and PMN leukocytes infiltrates within the intima… view more  Credit: Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB) Features of the SARS-CoV-2 virus causing COVID-19, which could be useful for developing vaccines […]

Scientists offer lifeline for world’s rarest primate

The Hainan gibbons population was estimated at 2,000 individuals in the 1950s, but during the 1970s their numbers plunged to singe digits The Hainan gibbon—the rarest primate on Earth—was already teetering on the edge of extinction in 2014 when the most powerful storm to lash China’s coast in half a century ravaged their island oasis. […]