Emma Yasinski

Emma Yasinski

Emma is a Florida-based freelance journalist and regular contributor for The Scientist. A graduate of Boston University’s Science and Medical Journalism Master’s Degree program, Emma has been covering microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, health, and anything else that makes her wonder since 2016. She studied neuroscience in college, but even before causing a few mishaps and explosions in the chemistry lab, she knew she preferred a career in scientific reporting to one in scientific research.

Articles by Emma Yasinski
Thwarting AAV-Neutralizing Antibodies Could Improve Gene Therapy
Thwarting AAV-Neutralizing Antibodies Could Improve Gene Therapy
Emma Yasinski | Sep 25, 2020
Adeno-associated viral vectors can deliver gene therapies, but AAV-neutralizing antibodies might prevent the medicines from working.
Autopsies Show Varied Forms of Heart Damage in COVID-19 Patients
Autopsies Show Varied Forms of Heart Damage in COVID-19 Patients
Emma Yasinski | Sep 24, 2020
The multifarious nature of the damage means treatments for cardiac issues during infection will require tailored approaches.
U of Illinois Returns to School with 20,000 Saliva Tests Per Day
U of Illinois Returns to School with 20,000 Saliva Tests Per Day
Emma Yasinski | Aug 28, 2020
The school requires each student, faculty, and staff member to be tested twice per week and sends the results straight to their cell phones.
Big Data and Collaboration Seek to Fight COVID-19
Big Data and Collaboration Seek to Fight COVID-19
Emma Yasinski | Jul 21, 2020
Researchers try unprecedented data sharing and cooperation to understand COVID-19—and develop a model for diseases beyond the coronavirus pandemic.
Publishers Develop Inclusive Name-Change Policies
Publishers Develop Inclusive Name-Change Policies
Emma Yasinski | Jul 14, 2020
Transgender scientists are seeing some success in advocating for standards that allow authors to change their names on previous work.
Researchers Applaud Spanish COVID-19 Serological Survey
Researchers Applaud Spanish COVID-19 Serological Survey
Emma Yasinski | May 28, 2020
After initial setbacks, the country’s recent antibody screen estimates that 5 percent of the population has been exposed to SARS-CoV-2.
Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Some Scientists Bring the Bench Home
Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Some Scientists Bring the Bench Home
Emma Yasinski | May 13, 2020
PCR moves into the laundry room, while insect colonies take up residence in the shower.
Consortium Identifies Risks of Viral Contamination in Biopharma
Consortium Identifies Risks of Viral Contamination in Biopharma
Emma Yasinski | Apr 27, 2020
Nine of the 20 pharma companies that participated in a study had experienced at least one viral contamination event between 1985 and 2018.
Robert Carroll, Who Studied Amphibian Evolution, Dies
Robert Carroll, Who Studied Amphibian Evolution, Dies
Emma Yasinski | Apr 23, 2020
The McGill University paleontologist, who died from COVID-19, was known for using multidisciplinary methods to explore the origins of amphibians, birds, and mammals.
Microbiologist Who Studied Deadly Bacteria in Public Places Dies
Microbiologist Who Studied Deadly Bacteria in Public Places Dies
Emma Yasinski | Apr 22, 2020
Paul Matewele, who died from COVID-19, was known for discovering dangerous microbes on surfaces people touch every day.