Posts for Tag : RNA

Virus the Little vs Big Cell  1

The best ally of the virus is its victim.

This article, which is intended for a curious audience rather than eminent specialists, attempts to explain the relationships between the virus and its target, the lung cell.
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The fighters

SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes a serious disease, coronavirus disease 2019, Covid-19. This virus is very small, like most other viruses. But compared to other viruses, it has a diameter of 125 nanometers {one nanometer = one billionth of a meter or one millionth of a millimeter} which makes it a big virus. Its image is very well known with its spikes which form a crown; it also brings to mind sea mines.
That’s how it is, a marine mine.

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