Coronavirus anatomy explained
This video introduces coronaviruses, a large family of viruses, some of which infect humans.The coronavirus at the root of COVID-19 is the newest known member of this family, and like other coronaviruses that infect people, the new coronavirus causes respiratory disease, among other symptoms.
How the novel coronavirus infects a cell
Due to its unique features, the novel coronavirus is particularly good at infecting new cells, both in the upper respiratory tract, as well as deeper down in the lungs. Here’s a look at how the process takes place.
How antibodies neutralize the novel coronavirus
An animated look at the immune response to the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Learn how scientists are studying the antibodies produced by people exposed to SARS-CoV-2. These antibodies could be used to create treatments or vaccines for the virus.
These videos were created in the laboratory of Andrew Ward at the Scripps Research Institute, in association with CellSpace and the TSRI SciComm team.
License: This work is freely available with a CC-BY-4.0 license. For use of this video, please acknowledge “Drew Duglan, Faith Hark, Hailee Perrett, and Matthew O’Connor.”