Alterations in Immune Genes Make Bats Great Viral Hosts
Alterations in Immune Genes Make Bats Great Viral Hosts
Bat species use different strategies to dampen immune activation in response to viruses.
Alterations in Immune Genes Make Bats Great Viral Hosts
Alterations in Immune Genes Make Bats Great Viral Hosts

Bat species use different strategies to dampen immune activation in response to viruses.

Bat species use different strategies to dampen immune activation in response to viruses.

cell & molecular biology
SARS-CoV-2 Disables Key Components of Human Cells’ Defense System
SARS-CoV-2 Disables Key Components of Human Cells’ Defense System
Catherine Offord | Oct 22, 2020
Researchers detail how viral proteins interact with host RNA to disrupt the cell’s ability to fight back against infection.
Scientists Discover New Human Salivary Glands
Scientists Discover New Human Salivary Glands
Diana Kwon | Oct 21, 2020
The findings may have implications for radiotherapy, a cancer treatment that can cause damage to salivary glands and leave lasting complications.
The Booming Call of De-extinction
The Booming Call of De-extinction
W. S. Roberts | Oct 19, 2020
Scientists seek to combine genome editing with a technique used in chicken breeding to try to bring back lost birds.
Lipid Droplets Are Intracellular Bacteria-Fighting Machines
Lipid Droplets Are Intracellular Bacteria-Fighting Machines
Ruth Williams | Oct 15, 2020
Far from being inert fat-storage depots within cells, these lipid-loaded organelles recruit immune proteins and block bacterial growth.
Nucleus Is Key to How Cells Sense Personal Space
Nucleus Is Key to How Cells Sense Personal Space
Abby Olena | Oct 15, 2020
In two independent studies, researchers find that the organelle is responsible for a switch that allows cells to start moving when they’re squeezed.
Decoy Cells Trick SARS-CoV-2, Reduce Cytokines In Vitro
Decoy Cells Trick SARS-CoV-2, Reduce Cytokines In Vitro
Max Kozlov | Oct 14, 2020
Genetically engineered cells that overproduce ACE2, the receptor the novel coronavirus uses to enter cells, neutralize infection in vitro and mop up inflammatory cytokines in mice.
Gene Therapy Workflow from Production to Quality Control
Gene Therapy Workflow from Production to Quality Control
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Oct 14, 2020
Learn about some instruments used in gene therapy production.
Electric and Magnetic Field Treatments Lower Mouse Blood Sugar
Electric and Magnetic Field Treatments Lower Mouse Blood Sugar
Abby Olena | Oct 9, 2020
The effects seem to be mediated by a reactive oxygen species in the animals’ livers.
Molecular Biologist Jeff McKnight Dies at 36
Molecular Biologist Jeff McKnight Dies at 36
Amanda Heidt | Oct 8, 2020
The University of Oregon scientist studied the structure and function of chromatin, with the intent of designing new therapeutic tools.