Coronavirus Variant Linked to COVID-19 Outbreaks in California
Coronavirus Variant Linked to COVID-19 Outbreaks in California
It’s too early to know whether the L452R version of SARS-CoV-2 is highly infectious like the B.1.1.7 UK variant that is also spreading around the US.
Coronavirus Variant Linked to COVID-19 Outbreaks in California
Coronavirus Variant Linked to COVID-19 Outbreaks in California

It’s too early to know whether the L452R version of SARS-CoV-2 is highly infectious like the B.1.1.7 UK variant that is also spreading around the US.

It’s too early to know whether the L452R version of SARS-CoV-2 is highly infectious like the B.1.1.7 UK variant that is also spreading around the US.

microbiology
Mutation in SARS-CoV-2 Variant Does Not Affect Vaccine: Study
Mutation in SARS-CoV-2 Variant Does Not Affect Vaccine: Study
Kerry Grens | Jan 8, 2021
An engineered coronavirus with the N501Y mutation—one of many mutations present in the emerging B.1.1.7 and 501.V2 variants of the coronavirus—is neutralized by the sera of COVID-19 vaccine recipients.
Severe Allergic Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccine Are Rare: CDC
Severe Allergic Reactions to COVID-19 Vaccine Are Rare: CDC
Lisa Winter | Jan 7, 2021
The majority of people experiencing anaphylaxis had a history of allergic reactions, a report by the agency finds.
US Officials Debate Efficacy of Half Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine
US Officials Debate Efficacy of Half Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine
Lisa Winter | Jan 5, 2021
The head of Operation Warp Speed says that by spreading out doses of the Moderna vaccine, more people would be able to get some level of protection sooner, a strategy opposed by other experts.
Honeybee Microbes Shape the Colony’s Social Behavior
Honeybee Microbes Shape the Colony’s Social Behavior
Max Kozlov | Jan 1, 2021
Recent research shows that the insect’s microbial community is central to protecting the hive from invaders—both big and small.
Conference Linked to as Many as 300,000 COVID-19 Cases: Study
Conference Linked to as Many as 300,000 COVID-19 Cases: Study
Lisa Winter | Dec 14, 2020
Around 100 people were infected at a scientific meeting hosted by Biogen in Boston in February. Then they went back home, taking the virus with them.
Humans Domesticated Yeast Through Bread-Making: Study
Humans Domesticated Yeast Through Bread-Making: Study
Max Kozlov | Dec 11, 2020
Over centuries of cultivating Saccharomyces cerevisiae to make dough, bakers have put selective pressure on the species, causing it to diverge into two distinct groups, according to the authors.
Distinct Microbiome and Metabolites Linked with Depression
Distinct Microbiome and Metabolites Linked with Depression
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Dec 9, 2020
The gastrointestinal tracts of people with major depressive disorder harbor a signature composition of viruses, bacteria, and their metabolic products, according to the most comprehensive genomic and metabolomic analysis in depression to date.
SARS-CoV-2 Genetic Variant May Be More Transmissible
SARS-CoV-2 Genetic Variant May Be More Transmissible
Abby Olena | Nov 25, 2020
The so-called 614G mutation in the viral spike protein does not appear to cause more severe cases of COVID-19, but multiple studies indicate that it could be more contagious.
Giant Viruses Can Integrate into the Genomes of Their Hosts
Giant Viruses Can Integrate into the Genomes of Their Hosts
Amanda Heidt | Nov 19, 2020
Rather than introducing small chunks of DNA as other viruses do, some giant viruses can contribute more than 1 million base pairs to a host’s genome, broadening the ways in which viruses may shape eukaryote evolution.