Updated Mar 8
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To Booster or Not: Scientists and Regulators Debate
President Biden’s planned rollout of additional COVID-19 vaccine doses is set to begin next week, but questions remain about who should get them.
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To Booster or Not: Scientists and Regulators Debate
To Booster or Not: Scientists and Regulators Debate

President Biden’s planned rollout of additional COVID-19 vaccine doses is set to begin next week, but questions remain about who should get them.

President Biden’s planned rollout of additional COVID-19 vaccine doses is set to begin next week, but questions remain about who should get them.

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New Evidence Shows COVID-19 Was in US Weeks Before Thought
Abby Olena | Jun 17, 2021
Some of the blood specimens collected in the United States for the NIH’s All of Us research program starting on January 2, 2020, have antibodies against SARS-CoV-2.
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What Pseudoviruses Bring to the Study of SARS-CoV-2
Amanda Heidt | Feb 16, 2021
Engineered viruses that don’t replicate provide a tractable model for scientists to safely study SARS-CoV-2, including research into vaccine efficacy and emerging variants.
Technique Talk: Straightening Out Messy Western Blots
Technique Talk: Straightening Out Messy Western Blots
The Scientist Creative Services Team | May 13, 2022
In this webinar, Aldrin Gomes will reveal how to obtain reproducible, publication-ready western blot images.
SARS-CoV-2 with Genomic Deletions Escapes an Antibody
Abby Olena | Feb 16, 2021
Researchers identify deletions in the N-terminal domain of the spike protein that allow the coronavirus to avoid antibody neutralization and that may contribute to the emergence of new variants.
Vaccines Versus the Mutants
Anthony King | Feb 8, 2021
Facing new variants of SARS-CoV-2, some vaccines may offer more robust protection or be more easily redesigned to target them.
Learn About Sero-Surveillance During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Using Sero-Surveillance to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Scientist Creative Services Team, Bio-Rad Laboratories | Feb 7, 2022
Immunoassays for detecting, tracking, and testing SARS-CoV-2 antibody responses
COVID-19 May Have Arrived in US in December: Study
Max Kozlov | Dec 2, 2020
SARS-CoV-2 antibodies detected in blood donor samples indicate infections could have occurred in the US more than a month before the first confirmed case, but some experts remain skeptical.
Common Cold Coronaviruses Tied to Less Severe COVID-19 Cases
Anthony King | Nov 11, 2020
Outcomes in COVID-19 patients may be better in those recently infected with endemic coronaviruses. 
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Probing Antibody Binding to the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Refeyn | Oct 29, 2021
Victor Yin will discuss two single-particle mass analysis methods that shed light on heterogenous, multimeric proteins and their interactions.
Vast Majority in US Remain Susceptible to COVID-19: Study
Max Kozlov | Sep 28, 2020
Fewer than 1 in 10 dialysis patients sampled had antibodies against the novel coronavirus as of July, indicating that the greater population is far from levels required to achieve herd immunity.
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Vector-Based Vaccines Come to the Fore in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Anthony King | Sep 8, 2020
Adenovirus vectors deliver the genetic instructions for SARS-CoV-2 antigens directly into patients’ cells, provoking a robust immune response. But will pre-existing immunity from common colds take them down?
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September 22, 2021 - Winning Westerns Technique Talk: Perfecting Western Blotting
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Merck | Aug 23, 2021
Learn tips and tricks for optimizing Western blot experiments in this workshop.
Zika Infection Increases Risk of Severe Dengue Fever
Ruth Williams | Aug 27, 2020
A study of Nicaraguan children links prior Zika virus infection with aggravated dengue fever symptoms.
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Some COVID-19 Patients Lack Key Structures for Antibody Creation
Katarina Zimmer | Aug 25, 2020
An absence of germinal centers—which arise during infections to produce long-lived antibody-generating cells—might explain rapidly waning antibody levels in the disease.
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September 21, 2021 - Winning Westerns Technique Talk: Perfecting Western Blotting
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with MilliporeSigma | Aug 23, 2021
Learn tips and tricks for optimizing Western blot experiments in this workshop.
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FDA Gives Plasma Go-Ahead to Treat COVID-19, Experts Skeptical
Amanda Heidt | Aug 24, 2020
White House officials hail convalescent plasma as a major breakthrough, but scientists say evidence supporting its effectiveness is still lacking.
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Doctors Forge Ahead with Plasma for COVID-19, Benefits Uncertain
Shawna Williams | Aug 14, 2020
Researchers say the popularity of convalescent plasma makes it more difficult to gather high-quality data on its efficacy.
Technique Talk: The Basics of Immunohistochemistry
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jul 6, 2021
Learn about the fundamentals of immunohistochemistry in this workshop for better protocol development and troubleshooting.
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For Mates to Fuse Bodies, Some Anglerfish Have Lost Immune Genes
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 30, 2020
In most vertebrates, the absence of adaptive immunity would be catastrophic, but in some deep-sea angler fish species, it enables their “wild” and “wacky” mating habits.