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Triangular-shaped spikes key to coronavirus transmission, finds new study – Science Daily

Scientists have modeled the spikes of the coronavirus particle to unravel how their shape and number may influence the transmissibility of the virus.



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COVID-19 needs no introduction. Last year, the disease, which is caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, reached every continent across the globe. By the end of March 2021, there had been an estimated 128 million cases recorded with almost three million of these being fatal. As scientists’ race to develop vaccines and politicians coordinate their distribution, fundamental research on what makes this virus so successful is also being carried out.Within the Mathematics, Mechanics, and Materials Unit at the…

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