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
Louisiana Scientists Are Still Reeling from Ida
Louisiana Scientists Are Still Reeling from Ida
Emma Yasinski | Sep 14, 2021
Some Louisiana research centers lost samples and reagents, and with power only just now being restored, there’s a long road ahead to full recovery.
Low Frequency Electric Stimulation Can Treat Back Pain: Study
Low Frequency Electric Stimulation Can Treat Back Pain: Study
Emma Yasinski | Sep 2, 2021
Patients in a small trial said their chronic pain improved an average of 90 percent over the course of 15 days, but returned shortly after the electrical stimulation sessions ended.
Genes for Alcohol Use Disorder and Alzheimer’s Risk Overlap: Study
Genes for Alcohol Use Disorder and Alzheimer’s Risk Overlap: Study
Emma Yasinski | Aug 24, 2021
Genetic, transcriptomic, and epigenetic data reveal molecular mechanisms tying these disorders to each other and to immune disfunction.
Religion on the Brain
Religion on the Brain
Emma Yasinski | Jul 13, 2021
Researchers in a small but growing field search for neural correlates of religiosity and spirituality.
Stress Paralyzes Immune Cells
Stress Paralyzes Immune Cells
Emma Yasinski | Jul 1, 2021
Scientists show that an influx of noradrenaline can halt immune cells in mice.
Threads Embedded in Pads and Tampons Can Diagnose Yeast Infection
Threads Embedded in Pads and Tampons Can Diagnose Yeast Infection
Emma Yasinski | Jun 15, 2021
The material turns bright pink when it comes in contact with an enzyme produced by the fungus Candida albicans.
Mucosal Vaccines Protect Mice from Viruses, Cancer
Mucosal Vaccines Protect Mice from Viruses, Cancer
Emma Yasinski | Jun 1, 2021
Scientists use a protein found in mucus membranes to ferry vaccines to the lymph nodes.
Seizures Common in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
Seizures Common in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
Emma Yasinski | Apr 12, 2021
The death rate was higher among those who experienced the seizures, according to a study conducted during the early days of the pandemic.
First Report of Horizontal Gene Transfer Between Plant and Animal
First Report of Horizontal Gene Transfer Between Plant and Animal
Emma Yasinski | Mar 25, 2021
Whiteflies overcome a toxin in plants they eat through the use of the plant’s own genetic protection, likely ferried from plant to insect millions of years ago by a virus.
Artificial Heart Valves Grow with Lambs
Artificial Heart Valves Grow with Lambs
Emma Yasinski | Mar 19, 2021
Two of the implanted valves lasted a full year as the animals matured into adult sheep, demonstrating that it might be possible to treat children with valve replacements that grow along with them.