Announcing Research 101 | UMR Answers Common Questions About NIH Research in this New Fact Sheet Series
Why Invest in NIH Research? | UMR Offers Fact Sheets Explaining Why Congress Must #keepNIHstrong
Read UMR's Statement on the House Appropriations Committee's Passage of FY23 Labor-HHS Funding Bill
NIH's Role In Sustaining the U.S. Economy | 2022 Update Now Available

A participant in the NIH 2019-2020 Medical Research Scholars Program.

Photo Credit: National Institutes of Health

About This Photo

Current mRNA vaccines may elicit immune responses to other bat coronaviruses, study finds

Surveillance studies have shown that bats are reservoirs for SARS-related and other diverse coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 that is believed to have originated in bats. Such zoonotic diseases pose a significant threat to humans. But a future vaccine providing protection against a wide range of coronaviruses may be possible, say Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers, based on findings from their recent study.