What Pseudoviruses Bring to the Study of SARS-CoV-2
What Pseudoviruses Bring to the Study of SARS-CoV-2
Engineered viruses that don’t replicate provide a tractable model for scientists to safely study SARS-CoV-2, including research into vaccine efficacy and emerging variants.
What Pseudoviruses Bring to the Study of SARS-CoV-2
What Pseudoviruses Bring to the Study of SARS-CoV-2

Engineered viruses that don’t replicate provide a tractable model for scientists to safely study SARS-CoV-2, including research into vaccine efficacy and emerging variants.

Engineered viruses that don’t replicate provide a tractable model for scientists to safely study SARS-CoV-2, including research into vaccine efficacy and emerging variants.

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Those We Lost in 2020
Those We Lost in 2020
Amanda Heidt | Dec 18, 2020
The scientific community bid farewell to researchers who furthered the fields of molecular biology, virology, sleep science, and immunology, among others.
Timothy Ray Brown, First Person to Be Cured of HIV, Dies
Timothy Ray Brown, First Person to Be Cured of HIV, Dies
Kerry Grens | Sep 30, 2020
The AIDS activist, also known as the Berlin patient, represented optimism that scientists could find a way to beat HIV.
Pioneering Molecular Virologist Flossie Wong-Staal Dies
Pioneering Molecular Virologist Flossie Wong-Staal Dies
Amanda Heidt | Jul 14, 2020
The University of California, San Diego, researcher helped identify the HIV retrovirus responsible for AIDS and developed treatments still in use today.
Opinion: Don’t Disparage the Pace of COVID-19 Research
Opinion: Don’t Disparage the Pace of COVID-19 Research
John D. Loike, Salomon Amar | Jun 22, 2020
Fast science—with all its warts—is making unprecedented progress in the fight against COVID-19.
HIV Researcher Gita Ramjee Dies of Complications Tied to COVID-19
HIV Researcher Gita Ramjee Dies of Complications Tied to COVID-19
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2020
The South African scientist fought for women’s access to healthcare in disadvantaged communities.
The Latest Drug Trials for Coronavirus
The Latest Drug Trials for Coronavirus
Ashley Yeager | Feb 18, 2020
Under careful watch of the World Health Organization, doctors will test a range of COVID-19 therapies, including HIV and flu antivirals, blood plasma infusions, and traditional Chinese medicines.
Another HIV Vaccine Clinical Trial Fails
Another HIV Vaccine Clinical Trial Fails
Amy Schleunes | Feb 3, 2020
The study showed that a vaccine combining a variety of immune-stimulating components was no more effective than a placebo.
Image of the Day: 70 Years of Disease Research
Image of the Day: 70 Years of Disease Research
Amy Schleunes | Jan 21, 2020
A video chronicles the course of disease research and prompts questions about where scientists may focus their studies in the future.
Those We Lost in 2019
Those We Lost in 2019
Ashley Yeager | Dec 30, 2019
The scientific community said goodbye to Sydney Brenner, Paul Greengard, Patricia Bath, and a number of other leading researchers this year.
China Sentences Gene-Editing Scientist to Three Years in Jail
China Sentences Gene-Editing Scientist to Three Years in Jail
Emily Makowski | Dec 30, 2019
The modification of three babies’ genes by He Jiankui drew widespread criticism from scientists.
Image of the Day: HIV Shuttles
Image of the Day: HIV Shuttles
Emily Makowski | Dec 5, 2019
Macrophages transport HIV-like particles into lymph nodes during infection.
Former FDA Commissioner Frank Young Dies
Former FDA Commissioner Frank Young Dies
Jef Akst | Dec 2, 2019
The physician-researcher laid the groundwork for genetic cloning and led the US Food and Drug Administration as the country faced the AIDS crisis in the 1980s.
Deafness Gene <em>GJB2</em> Edited in Human Eggs
Deafness Gene GJB2 Edited in Human Eggs
Emily Makowski | Oct 18, 2019
The research, led by Russian biologist Denis Rebrikov, has not led to the birth of gene-edited babies—yet.
Error in Study Linking HIV Resistance Gene to Increased Mortality
Error in Study Linking HIV Resistance Gene to Increased Mortality
Emily Makowski | Sep 30, 2019
The authors have requested a retraction of a paper that found people with the CCR5 Δ32 variant are more likely to die sooner.
Shuping Wang, Public Health Whistleblower, Dies
Shuping Wang, Public Health Whistleblower, Dies
Emily Makowski | Sep 30, 2019
The physician and researcher challenged the Chinese government over her findings of widespread hepatitis and HIV contamination during blood collection.