Children Often Carry More Coronavirus than Adults Do: Study
Children Often Carry More Coronavirus than Adults Do: Study
It’s not clear if their high viral load makes kids more likely to infect others.
Children Often Carry More Coronavirus than Adults Do: Study
Children Often Carry More Coronavirus than Adults Do: Study

It’s not clear if their high viral load makes kids more likely to infect others.

It’s not clear if their high viral load makes kids more likely to infect others.

cholera toxin, developmental biology, culture, microbiology
Regulator of Mysterious Gut Antibodies Identified
Regulator of Mysterious Gut Antibodies Identified
Ruth Williams | Jul 31, 2020
A B-cell receptor critical for the production of a subset of intestinal antibodies has been pinpointed, but the function of those antibodies remains unclear.
Scientists Awaken Deep Sea Bacteria After 100 Million Years
Scientists Awaken Deep Sea Bacteria After 100 Million Years
Amanda Heidt | Jul 29, 2020
The microbes had survived on trace amounts of oxygen, and were able to feed and multiply once revived in the lab.
Introducing <em>The Scientist</em> Social Club
Introducing The Scientist Social Club
Bob Grant | Jul 27, 2020
Our first event is a book club for Sinclair Lewis’s 1925 classic novel Arrowsmith, which we’ll discuss with two prominent scholars during a webinar on September 25.
Study: Mask-Wearing Moms with COVID-19 Can Safely Nurse Babies
Study: Mask-Wearing Moms with COVID-19 Can Safely Nurse Babies
Lisa Winter | Jul 24, 2020
None of the breastfed infants in the study tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 within the first two weeks of life.
Bubonic Plague Cases Are No Cause for Panic
Bubonic Plague Cases Are No Cause for Panic
Chris Baraniuk | Jul 17, 2020
Reports of the infection—including one death this month—recently shook up social media. But, unlike COVID-19, plague is a disease that countries have more or less got under control.
Book Excerpt from <em>COVID-19</em>
Book Excerpt from COVID-19
Debora MacKenzie | Jul 17, 2020
In Chapter 8, author Debora MacKenzie recounts an unfortunate history of baselessly blaming disease outbreaks on groups perceived as outsiders.
Spike Structure Gives Insight into SARS-CoV-2 Evolution
Spike Structure Gives Insight into SARS-CoV-2 Evolution
Abby Olena | Jul 16, 2020
Researchers demonstrate that the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is more stable and binds the human ACE2 receptor with much higher affinity than the spike protein of its closest known relative, bat coronavirus RaTG13.
Microbial Signatures in Blood Are Associated with Various Cancers
Microbial Signatures in Blood Are Associated with Various Cancers
Shawna Williams | Jul 13, 2020
A study suggests the potential for a noninvasive diagnostic that could detect tumors early and differentiate between disease types.
Our Pets May Harbor Much More Than Coronavirus
Our Pets May Harbor Much More Than Coronavirus
Ashley Yeager | Jul 13, 2020
While concern over SARS-CoV-2 in dogs and cats has captured attention, scientists have also been investigating whether pets can transmit multidrug-resistant bacteria to us.