Assay for Sickle Cell Anemia Is Repurposed to Diagnose COVID-19
Assay for Sickle Cell Anemia Is Repurposed to Diagnose COVID-19
A CRISPR-based, paper-strip test developed by Indian researchers performs as well as real-time PCR in identifying the presence of SARS-CoV-2 and returns results within an hour.
Assay for Sickle Cell Anemia Is Repurposed to Diagnose COVID-19
Assay for Sickle Cell Anemia Is Repurposed to Diagnose COVID-19

A CRISPR-based, paper-strip test developed by Indian researchers performs as well as real-time PCR in identifying the presence of SARS-CoV-2 and returns results within an hour.

A CRISPR-based, paper-strip test developed by Indian researchers performs as well as real-time PCR in identifying the presence of SARS-CoV-2 and returns results within an hour.

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Assay for Sickle Cell Anemia Is Repurposed to Diagnose COVID-19
Assay for Sickle Cell Anemia Is Repurposed to Diagnose COVID-19
G.B.S.N.P. Varma | Nov 18, 2020
A CRISPR-based, paper-strip test developed by Indian researchers performs as well as real-time PCR in identifying the presence of SARS-CoV-2 and returns results within an hour.
Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine 94 Percent Effective: Initial Data
Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine 94 Percent Effective: Initial Data
Max Kozlov | Nov 16, 2020
The results mark the second experimental COVID-19 vaccine to show high efficacy, but the study is not complete and the data have not been peer reviewed.
Black in X Addresses Long-Standing Inequity in STEM
Black in X Addresses Long-Standing Inequity in STEM
Lisa Winter | Nov 16, 2020
In a year of racial tumult, Black scientists are uniting for visibility and action. 
Q&A: Minks Can Transmit SARS-CoV-2 to Humans, Study Shows
Q&A: Minks Can Transmit SARS-CoV-2 to Humans, Study Shows
Max Kozlov | Nov 13, 2020
Whole genome sequencing of the virus infecting the farm animals showed that it spread from the workers to the mink and back, indicating that an animal could serve as a viral reservoir.
Slideshow: Solving a Gray Whale Murder Mystery
Slideshow: Solving a Gray Whale Murder Mystery
Ashley Yeager | Nov 12, 2020
One way to investigate the record-setting deaths of the marine mammals is to perform autopsies on them, but researchers are also taking a close look at living whales for clues to what could be killing them.
Biobanking Best Practices
Biobanking Best Practices
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Nov 11, 2020
Download this ebook to learn how human specimens require unique storage solutions. Explore how to optimize sample preservation and biobank sustainability!
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Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine 90 Percent Effective: Initial Data
Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine 90 Percent Effective: Initial Data
Max Kozlov | Nov 9, 2020
Vaccine experts say the results surpass their expectations, but the study is not complete, and the data have not been peer reviewed.
Alcohol, Bowel Movements May Confound Microbiology Studies
Alcohol, Bowel Movements May Confound Microbiology Studies
Max Kozlov | Nov 6, 2020
A review offers a glimpse of previously unconsidered variables that could hinder efforts to identify true correlations between disease and gut microbiome composition.
Doctors Consider Convalescent T Cell Therapy for COVID-19
Doctors Consider Convalescent T Cell Therapy for COVID-19
Abby Olena | Nov 6, 2020
Researchers propose that an infusion of memory T cells from people who have recovered from SARS-CoV-2 infections could treat severe disease.
Denmark to Cull 17 Million Mink Amid SARS-CoV-2 Mutation Concerns
Denmark to Cull 17 Million Mink Amid SARS-CoV-2 Mutation Concerns
Lisa Winter | Nov 5, 2020
Government authorities say because the animals are good hosts of the novel coronavirus, and this new viral variant could undermine vaccine efforts against COVID-19, they are destroying the nation's entire stock of mink.
Scientists Probe Blockers for the Coronavirus Spike Protein
Scientists Probe Blockers for the Coronavirus Spike Protein
Anthony King | Nov 5, 2020
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, taps into human proteases such as furin to enter cells. Temporarily inhibiting those enzymes might stymie infection.
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The Specter of Endothelial Injury in COVID-19
The Specter of Endothelial Injury in COVID-19
Alakananda Dasgupta | Nov 3, 2020
Studies signal that damage to the endothelium—cells that cover blood vessels like wallpaper—could underpin the thrombosis and inflammation induced by coronavirus infection.
Can Rewilding Large Predators Regenerate Ecosystems?
Can Rewilding Large Predators Regenerate Ecosystems?
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 1, 2020
As some conservationists and researchers begin to return large carnivores to areas where they once roamed, scientists intensify efforts to study the ecological roles of predators.
Slideshow: How Ecologists Study the World’s Apex Predators
Slideshow: How Ecologists Study the World’s Apex Predators
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 1, 2020
A global decline of large carnivores has motivated scientists to understand the animals’ ecological roles, and consider whether reintroducing them can help restore ecosystems.
Tropical Birds Differ in Their Responses to Drought
Tropical Birds Differ in Their Responses to Drought
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2020
Long-lived species decrease their reproduction more than short-lived species in response to lower-than-normal precipitation, and thereby gain a survival advantage, a study finds.
Infographic: Herbivore Dung Nutrients Vary Across the Savanna
Infographic: Herbivore Dung Nutrients Vary Across the Savanna
Catherine Offord | Nov 1, 2020
In South Africa, the composition of droppings varies by species’ body sizes, and which animals are found where depends on vegetation density.
Infographic: Investigating Whale Strandings Along the North American Coast
Infographic: Investigating Whale Strandings Along the North American Coast
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2020
Knock-on effects of melting sea ice in the Arctic may be to blame for a spate of gray whale deaths along their migration route from Mexico to Alaska.
Clues Point to Climate Change as a Culprit in Gray Whale Deaths
Clues Point to Climate Change as a Culprit in Gray Whale Deaths
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2020
For the past two years, the charismatic marine mammals have washed up on Pacific shores in record numbers. Scientists investigating the strandings suspect warming waters and melting sea ice are partly to blame.
Infographic: How Large Carnivores Sculpt Ecosystems
Infographic: How Large Carnivores Sculpt Ecosystems
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 1, 2020
The release of gray wolves in Yellowstone decades ago still stands as one of the few examples of a predator reintroduction, and the lessons learned continue to be debated. New projects aim to do it again.
Opinion: Using Pokémon to Detect Scientific Misinformation
Opinion: Using Pokémon to Detect Scientific Misinformation
Matan Shelomi | Nov 1, 2020
Predatory journals are especially dangerous during the COVID-19 pandemic.