Decoy Cells Trick SARS-CoV-2, Reduce Cytokines In Vitro
Decoy Cells Trick SARS-CoV-2, Reduce Cytokines In Vitro
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.
Decoy Cells Trick SARS-CoV-2, Reduce Cytokines In Vitro
Decoy Cells Trick SARS-CoV-2, Reduce Cytokines In Vitro

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.

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.

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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.
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Amid Pandemic, Scientists Lean on Credentials in Political Races
Amid Pandemic, Scientists Lean on Credentials in Political Races
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 9, 2020
Numerous candidates with STEM backgrounds are running for federal seats, and record numbers are competing in local races across the country.
Scientists’ Advice for Ways to Ward Off the Coronavirus
Scientists’ Advice for Ways to Ward Off the Coronavirus
Shawna Williams | Oct 9, 2020
We asked experts for measures people can take that may help boost defenses against COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases.
Stomach Acid & Heartburn Drugs Linked with COVID-19 Outcomes
Stomach Acid & Heartburn Drugs Linked with COVID-19 Outcomes
Ashley Yeager | Oct 7, 2020
While sick with COVID-19, President Trump is taking an antacid. Doctors have been exploring whether these medicines can treat SARS-CoV-2 infections, and the results are mixed.
The Pandemic Continues to Put a Damper on Faculty Hiring
The Pandemic Continues to Put a Damper on Faculty Hiring
Abby Olena | Oct 5, 2020
As the hiring season gets underway, academic listings are still way down from last year, but there are signs of the job market picking back up.
SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Durability
SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Durability
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Oct 2, 2020
Experts will discuss their research on SARS-CoV-2 antibody persistence and immune memory in recovered COVID-19 patients and the implications for protective immunity.
Conservation Biology Icon Georgina Mace Dies at 67
Conservation Biology Icon Georgina Mace Dies at 67
Lisa Winter | Oct 2, 2020
Mace led the work to determine the criteria for the IUCN’s Red List.
Cheese Preservative Slows Oral Cancer Spread in Mice: Study
Cheese Preservative Slows Oral Cancer Spread in Mice: Study
Max Kozlov | Oct 1, 2020
The results add to mounting evidence of microbes’ roles in tumor growth and point to the possibility of impeding malignancies by inhibiting bacteria.
Timeline: When Bad Research Changes Public Health Strategy
Timeline: When Bad Research Changes Public Health Strategy
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2020
Illinois-based Surgisphere Corporation had a brief moment in the limelight this year following its infamous study of hydroxychloroquine. But the impact of the company’s deception reverberated across world.
The Surgisphere Scandal: What Went Wrong?
The Surgisphere Scandal: What Went Wrong?
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2020
The high-profile retractions of two COVID-19 studies stunned the scientific community earlier this year and prompted calls for reviews of how science is conducted, published, and acted upon. The warning signs had been there all along.
COVID-19 Ushers in the Future of Conferences
COVID-19 Ushers in the Future of Conferences
Abby Olena | Sep 28, 2020
The pandemic has forced scientists everywhere to rethink in-person conferences, but some researchers have already been urging changes.  
Pandemic Shutdown Altered Bay Area Birdsongs
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Ruth Williams | Sep 24, 2020
As shelter-in-place orders quieted the city of San Francisco, its sparrow population developed softer, sexier songs.
Mass Elephant Die-Off Caused by Cyanobacteria, Officials Say
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Max Kozlov | Sep 23, 2020
Tests point to a toxic algal bloom that might have led to the unprecedented deaths of hundreds of African elephants in Botswana earlier this year, but the evidence isn’t conclusive.
Virus Hunters: Searching for Therapeutic Phages in a Drug Resistant World
Virus Hunters: Searching for Therapeutic Phages in a Drug Resistant World
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Sep 21, 2020
Researchers Jason Gill and Paul Turner will discuss their work on bacteriophage therapy to treat drug resistant bacterial infections.
Algorithm Spots COVID-19 Cases from Eye Images: Preprint
Algorithm Spots COVID-19 Cases from Eye Images: Preprint
Anthony King | Sep 21, 2020
A small study shows artificial intelligence can pick out individuals with coronavirus infections, but ophthalmologists and AI experts say the approach is far from proven to be capable of distinguishing infections with SARS-CoV-2 from other ills.
University of Michigan Grad Students Strike over COVID-19 Policy
University of Michigan Grad Students Strike over COVID-19 Policy
Amanda Heidt | Sep 16, 2020
Student workers have cited a lack of transparency and a failure to implement rapid and widespread testing among their many concerns regarding the school’s response to the pandemic.
Field Research Sites Damaged as Fires Ravage West Coast
Field Research Sites Damaged as Fires Ravage West Coast
Shawna Williams | Sep 11, 2020
Flames and smoke have killed dozens of people over the past month and burned hundreds of thousands of acres, causing massive disruptions.
COVID-19 Symptoms in Kids Most Often Headache, Fever: App Data
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Lisa Winter | Sep 8, 2020
The COVID Symptom Study app aims to help patients and healthcare providers identify patterns in user-reported data.
Toward COVID-19 Testing Any Time, Anywhere
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Abby Olena | Sep 2, 2020
Researchers are adapting CRISPR, synthetic biology, and other creative approaches to detect SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acids outside of the lab or doctors’ offices, in the hopes of making diagnostics more affordable and accessible.
No, the CDC Has Not “Quietly Updated” COVID-19 Death Estimates
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Amanda Heidt | Sep 1, 2020
An online conspiracy theory retweeted by President Donald Trump misconstrued data regarding the number of people who have died from the coronavirus.