Group of cells stained in either blue or green in a black background.
Diabetes Marker Linked to COVID-19 Severity in Mice
A sugar that’s less abundant in the blood of people with diabetes binds to SARS-CoV-2’s spike protein and disrupts the virus’s ability to fuse with cells.  
ABOVE: Modified from Fig. 4G in Nat Metab, DOI: 10.1038/s42255-022-00567-z, 2022.
Diabetes Marker Linked to COVID-19 Severity in Mice
Diabetes Marker Linked to COVID-19 Severity in Mice

A sugar that’s less abundant in the blood of people with diabetes binds to SARS-CoV-2’s spike protein and disrupts the virus’s ability to fuse with cells.  

A sugar that’s less abundant in the blood of people with diabetes binds to SARS-CoV-2’s spike protein and disrupts the virus’s ability to fuse with cells.  

ABOVE: Modified from Fig. 4G in Nat Metab, DOI: 10.1038/s42255-022-00567-z, 2022.

COVID-19

Infographic about SLiMs in SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Infographic: Short Protein Motifs Role in SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Conchita Fraguas Bringas , Jakob Nilsson | May 16, 2022
Known as SLiMs, these stretches of up to 10 amino acids play notable roles in cell biology, including responses to viral invasion.
Illustration of a doctor in medical coat and mask speaking at camera
Making the Most of Media Interviews
Katarina Zimmer | May 16, 2022
As the pandemic has underscored the importance—and benefits—of communicating science to the general public, it’s also highlighted the challenges that researchers can face in speaking with journalists.
Improve qPCR Efficiency and Reproducibility
The Components of Effective qPCR
The Scientist Creative Services Team, Bio-Rad Laboratories | Apr 18, 2022
Putting the pieces together for molecular diagnostics and infectious disease research
Conceptual image of coronavirus, SARS?Cov?2 infects a human cell
Viruses Target Super-Short Protein Motifs to Disrupt Host Biology
Conchita Fraguas Bringas , Jakob Nilsson | May 16, 2022
Only recently appreciated as critical components of cellular functions, unstructured stretches of amino acids called SLiMs are key to viral-host interactions.
Brick building with tall windows and white letters out front that say "Food and Drug Administration"
FDA Limits Use of J&J Vaccine, Citing Safety Concerns
Natalia Mesa | May 6, 2022
US adults are now only eligible for the vaccine under certain circumstances.
An Improved Way to Detect CAR T Cells and SARS-CoV-2-Binding Cells
Technique Talk: An Improved Way to Detect CAR T Cells and SARS-CoV-2-Binding Cells
The Scientist Creative Services Team, Bio-Techne | Apr 13, 2022
Jody Bonnevier will discuss the advantages of Fluorokines™ for detecting and investigating CAR T cells and other key drivers of the immune system.
hands of a person checking their blood glucose level with a monitor
Growing Evidence Ties COVID-19 to Diabetes Risk
Bianca Nogrady | May 3, 2022
Studies suggest SARS-CoV-2 infection could trigger the development of diabetes in some people, even those with no other risk factors.
Illustration of scientists
Opinion: How Large International Collaborations Have Fared in the Pandemic
Sadye Paez, Giulio Formenti, Erich D. Jarvis | May 2, 2022
COVID-19 has challenged the progress of Big Science. Here are the lessons learned.
Don Ingber discusses how organ-on-a-chip technology helps identify, study, and combat viral variants that could cause the next pandemic.
The Scientist Speaks - Preventing the Next Pandemic with Organ Chips
Nele Haelterman, PhD | Mar 30, 2022
Don Ingber discusses how organ-on-a-chip technology helps identify, study, and combat viral variants that could cause the next pandemic.
Liver glowing red underneath human torso
Mysterious Hepatitis Cases Reported in Young Children
Natalia Mesa | Apr 18, 2022
Officials have ruled out known hepatitis viruses as the cause of a rash of illnesses in Europe and the US.
President Biden meeting with a group of people in the oval office
Biden Orders More Research on Long COVID
Christie Wilcox | Apr 6, 2022
A new presidential memorandum requires the Department of Health and Human Services to coordinate a government-wide push to generate a research action plan for the condition.
Discover the predictive power of wastewater for tracking pathogens
Wastewater’s Hidden Value for Monitoring Public Health
The Scientist Creative Services Team, Bio-Rad Laboratories | Mar 23, 2022
Learn about wastewater-based epidemiology—from its conception to its present state and into its future.
A micrograph from the first US case of COVID-19, with SARS-CoV-2 virus particles in blue
SARS-CoV-2 Can Spread Via Cell-to-Cell Transmission
Catherine Offord | Apr 4, 2022
The virus’s ability to slip directly from one cell to another may help it avoid some of the body’s immune responses.
Illustration of the Earth heating up
Opinion: Climate Change Is Dangerous to Your Health
Mark Kessel, Rick Elbaum | Apr 4, 2022
In addition to causing more frequent natural disasters, global warming can have long-term health effects, which range from heat stress to mosquito-borne disease.
Characterizing SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Responses in COVID-19 Patients
Characterizing SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Responses in COVID-19 Patients
The Scientist Creative Services Team, Bio-Techne | Mar 1, 2022
In this webinar, Javier Castillo-Olivares and Matteo Ferrari will discuss what they have learned about COVID-19 through testing patient sera with automated immunoblotting.
Vector abstract world around coronavirus macro illustration.
Living the Life Pandemic
Bob Grant | Mar 16, 2022
The first part of 2022 is giving us a glimpse of humanity’s future relationship with COVID-19.
old-fashioned, black and white alarm clock with words "the end"
Editorial: When Will This Pandemic Officially End?
Bob Grant | Mar 11, 2022
And does it even matter?
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
illustration of human brain
COVID-19 Linked to Neural Changes
Shawna Williams | Mar 7, 2022
A study that examined the brains of people before and after SARS-CoV-2 infection found a decrease in brain volume and damage to olfactory areas compared with controls.