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New Test Detects Coronavirus in All Species

Yahoo! News UK (July 6) – One of the ways new COVID-19 variants may arise is through animals. To combat this, a group of researchers led by U. of I. virologist Ying Fang have developed a brand new all species coronavirus test. It looks for antibodies that have been produced in response to the virus’ N-protein, which is embedded in the structure that is contained within its membrane. “The N-protein is more abundant and it is more conserved than the proteins used in most tests,” says Fang.

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