COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Appear Effective Against Multiple Variants
COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Appear Effective Against Multiple Variants
Data from three studies indicate that fully vaccinated patients are able to stave off severe disease from the B.1.1.7, B.1.351, and P.1 variants.
COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Appear Effective Against Multiple Variants
COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Appear Effective Against Multiple Variants

Data from three studies indicate that fully vaccinated patients are able to stave off severe disease from the B.1.1.7, B.1.351, and P.1 variants.

Data from three studies indicate that fully vaccinated patients are able to stave off severe disease from the B.1.1.7, B.1.351, and P.1 variants.

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What Scientists Know About the B.1.617 Coronavirus Variant
What Scientists Know About the B.1.617 Coronavirus Variant
Shawna Williams | May 3, 2021
While some experts speculate the variant could be partially responsible for India’s current surge in SARS-CoV-2 infections, information about the effects of its mutations is only beginning to emerge.
Amanda Tokash-Peters Links the Microbiome to Ecology
Amanda Tokash-Peters Links the Microbiome to Ecology
Shawna Williams | May 1, 2021
The Centenary University professor studies the far-reaching effects of changes in the gut bacteria of mosquitos and other species.
A Connected Community: The Rise of Microbiome Research
A Connected Community: The Rise of Microbiome Research
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Apr 30, 2021
Explore how microbes shape health, disease, and the world beyond
Some Viruses Use an Alternative Genetic Alphabet
Some Viruses Use an Alternative Genetic Alphabet
Abby Olena | Apr 29, 2021
In a trio of studies, researchers follow up on a 40-year-old finding that certain bacteriophages replace adenine with so-called diaminopurine, perhaps to avoid host degradation.
Random Plane Boarding Minimizes COVID-19 Risk: Study
Random Plane Boarding Minimizes COVID-19 Risk: Study
Christie Wilcox | Apr 27, 2021
A modeling study of boarding behavior finds filling the plane from back to front extends the close contact time between passengers and therefore increases the risks posed by air travel.
No Proof COVID-19 Vaccine Affects Menstruation or Fertility
No Proof COVID-19 Vaccine Affects Menstruation or Fertility
Lisa Winter | Apr 27, 2021
Following vaccination, some women claim their periods have changed, leading to rumors about how the shots affect recipients’ reproductive systems, and even others’ by proxy.  
Lyme Disease Pathogen Present in Ticks Near the Coast
Lyme Disease Pathogen Present in Ticks Near the Coast
Kerry Grens | Apr 26, 2021
In Northern California, the proportion of ticks infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi was the same in shrubland along beaches as in woodland habitats.
New Malaria Vaccine Shows Most Efficacy of Any to Date: Small Trial
New Malaria Vaccine Shows Most Efficacy of Any to Date: Small Trial
Catherine Offord | Apr 26, 2021
Immunization had up to 77 percent efficacy in a Phase 2 clinical study of 450 children in Burkina Faso.
Microbiologist Thomas Brock Dies at 94
Microbiologist Thomas Brock Dies at 94
Lisa Winter | Apr 23, 2021
Brock’s discovery of a thermophile bacteria at Yellowstone National Park in 1966 eventually enabled the development of PCR.