Designing a PCR test for Coronavirus outbreak (SARS-CoV-2)

In light of the recent emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 worldwide, accurate and novel detection methods for the diagnosis of the disease are mandatory. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), previously known by the provisional name 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), is a positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus. It is contagious in humans and is the cause of the ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Leer Más

Instruccions generals Quimica Bioanalitica (e-learning)

Benvolgudes/uts Espero que tothom estigui segur a casa seva. Des de demà al matí ja trobareu el material docent amb les corresponents instruccions a la meva plana web docent, que la vaig estar adaptant  per a la nova situació. Es per això que vaig decidir donar-vos activitats  de seguiments i d’avaluació per tal d’afavorir el e-learning dels Leer Más

Why does the soap work so well on SARS-COV-2

Soap, viruses and supramolecular chemistry by Palli Thordarson Why does soap work so well on the SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus and indeed most viruses? Because it is a self-assembled nanoparticle in which the weakest link is the lipid (fatty) bilayer. The soap dissolves the fat membrane and the virus falls apart like a house of cards Leer Más