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Can We Predict How Well Someone Will Respond to a Vaccine?
Researchers find signatures pre- and post-vaccination that correlate with a more robust immune response. 
Can We Predict How Well Someone Will Respond to a Vaccine?
Can We Predict How Well Someone Will Respond to a Vaccine?

Researchers find signatures pre- and post-vaccination that correlate with a more robust immune response. 

Researchers find signatures pre- and post-vaccination that correlate with a more robust immune response. 

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Infographic: How Immunology Can Influence Pregnancy Outcomes
Tobias R. Kollmann, Arnaud Marchant, and Sing Sing Way | Nov 14, 2022 | 3 min read
Pregnancy-induced changes in the immune system are key to a successful birth. Understanding those changes could allow researchers to protect both mother and child.
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Modulating Immunity to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes
Tobias R. Kollmann, Arnaud Marchant, and Sing Sing Way | Nov 14, 2022 | 10+ min read
Aberrant immune activation, the main cause of prematurity and stillbirths, could be preventable through interventions such as maternal vaccination. 
Training the Immune System to Fight Chronic Diseases
Training the Immune System to Fight Chronic Diseases
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Learn how researchers analyze and engineer antibodies to better understand antibody function and development for disease therapeutics.
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Flu/RSV Coinfection Produces Hybrid Virus that Evades Immune Defenses
Catherine Offord | Oct 25, 2022 | 2 min read
When fused to RSV, influenza A virus is better able to escape antibodies that usually neutralize it, an in vitro study finds.
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Slow Vaccine Delivery May Maximize Immune Response
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Sep 23, 2022 | 5 min read
A vaccine strategy involving formulation changes, an initial escalating dose, and a longer wait for booster immunization results in more-effective antibody production against HIV in rhesus monkeys, a study finds.
An immunoglobulin, also known as an antibody, floating in solution.
Shining a Light on Mass Photometry
The Scientist Creative Services Team and Refeyn | 3 min read
Mass photometry is an interferometric scattering-based technique offering researchers unprecedented characterization of biomolecular complexes and oligomerization in physiologically-relevant situations.
A translucent illustration of the BA.2.75 subvariant of SARS-CoV-2 against a black background
Experts Mixed on Risk of “Centaurus” Omicron Subvariant
Dan Robitzski | Aug 15, 2022 | 3 min read
BA.2.75 is spreading rampantly in India and has so far reached at least 20 other countries, but it doesn’t seem to be outcompeting other Omicron SARS-CoV-2 subvariants.
Four glass vials sit on a reflective tabletop next to a syringe. Each is labeled as a subsequent dose in a four-dose series of COVID-19 vaccines.
What We Know About Getting a Second Booster Shot of COVID-19 Vaccines
Dan Robitzski | Aug 11, 2022 | 10+ min read
Studies show that a fourth mRNA vaccine dose offers the elderly and other high-risk groups strong protection against hospitalization and death from COVID-19, but experts say benefits for other populations may be more limited.
Raising the Bar for Biomarkers and Early Diagnostics in Neurodegenerative Disease
Raising the Bar for Biomarkers and Early Diagnostics in Neurodegenerative Disease
Fortis Life Sciences | 3 min read
Identifying novel biomarkers of Parkinson’s disease enables early diagnosis and treatment monitoring.
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Can Taking a Test Now Tell You if You’ve Already Had COVID-19?
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Aug 8, 2022 | 4 min read
The Scientist asks Brigham and Women’s Hospital infectious disease specialist Lindsey Baden about testing for prior infections.
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Finding Could Pave the Way to New, Targeted Antibody Treatments
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Jul 8, 2022 | 3 min read
IgA antibodies appear to bind to specific species of commensal gut bacteria in mice, according to a study.
Optimizing Reproducibility in Flow Cytometry
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences | 1 min read
Explore real solutions for single cell research.
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Infographic: Inducing Active Immunity Against Opioid Overdose
Tori Rodriguez | Jun 13, 2022 | 3 min read
How scientists aim to induce an immune response against addictive drugs
Illustration of a syringe with a person falling out of a bottle of pills
Opioid Vaccines as a Tool to Stem Overdose Deaths
Tori Rodriguez | Jun 13, 2022 | 10+ min read
Researchers are turning to the immune system for help in treating addiction and preventing overdose.
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The Scientist Speaks - To Conserve and Protect: The Quest for Universal Vaccines
Niki Spahich, PhD | 1 min read
Patrick Wilson discusses the challenges in designing universal vaccines and his work developing one for influenza.
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Studies Identify Risk Factors for Long COVID
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Jan 26, 2022 | 4 min read
Two recent papers provide insight into possible risk factors for developing the chronic condition, including autoantibodies and diabetes.
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Convalescent Plasma for COVID-19 Cuts Hospitalizations: Preprint
Shawna Williams | Dec 21, 2021 | 2 min read
Unlike studies of antibody-rich transfusions in hospitalized patients, which overall have not found clear benefits, a new randomized trial finds that early convalescent plasma treatment cuts hospitalizations in half.
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Revolutionizing Cellular Phenotyping with Multiplex Tissue Imaging
The Scientist Creative Services Team and Canopy Biosciences | 3 min read
Highly multiplexed tissue immunohistochemistry combined with an automated, high resolution imaging pipeline resolves unlimited protein targets in intact tissue.  
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Woman’s Body Appears to Rid Itself of HIV
Chloe Tenn | Nov 18, 2021 | 3 min read
Researchers report what appears to be the second case of a person’s immune system clearing the virus on its own.
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