Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Special Issue: Biomedical studies of COVID-19

Coronaviruses (CoVs) are the most complex positive-sense single-stranded RNA viruses. Discovered in the 1960s, coronaviruses have been found to cause a variety of pathological conditions in animals and humans, such as common colds, gastroenteritis, and pneumonia. This changed with the zoonotic transmission of the potentially fatal severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV; in 2003) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV; in 2012) to humans. A novel coronavirus, the cause of the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), was identified on 7 January 2020 by Chinese scientists in Wuhan city in China. This time huge number of cases has started to emerge not only in china also in other well connected countries. Coronavirus pathogenesis is understudied, but must be comprehensively understood if coronavirus infections are to be prevented and managed.

Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences plans to publish his Special with the hope the knowledge and pioneering work shared in the Special Issue can shed light on future directions of CoVID-19 research This Special Issue pursues all types of manuscripts (e.g., reviews, research articles, Mini Review, short communications, commentary, etc ). The main topics we are going to focus is newly identified CoVs, CoVs pathogenesis, cross-species transmission, virus-host interactions, epidemiology and the evolution, innate and adaptative immunity, vaccines and antivirals, laboratory biosafety, importance and virulence of other significant human and animal coronaviruses.

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Guest Edited by:
Kazumichi Fujioka
Department of Pediatrics
Stanford University School of Medicine


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