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
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.
Impact of Running Reaches Marrow to Spark Bone Growth in Mice
Impact of Running Reaches Marrow to Spark Bone Growth in Mice
Emma Yasinski | Mar 2, 2021
A study offers a new explanation for how exercise strengthens bones and the immune system.
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.