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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<em>The Scientist</em> Speaks - Thieves on the Inside: Viral Control of Host Gene Expression
The Scientist Speaks - Thieves on the Inside: Viral Control of Host Gene Expression
The Scientist Creative Services Team | May 25, 2021
Britt Glaunsinger discusses how viruses steal from their hosts to take over cellular processes and promote their own survival.
COVID-19 Vaccines Appear Safe During Pregnancy: Early Data
COVID-19 Vaccines Appear Safe During Pregnancy: Early Data
Christie Wilcox | Apr 22, 2021
Scientists at the US CDC report no red flags in a preliminary analysis of the safety of Pfizer/BioNTech’s and Moderna’s mRNA-based immunizations among expectant mothers.
Scientists Reverse Engineer mRNA Sequence of Moderna Vaccine
Scientists Reverse Engineer mRNA Sequence of Moderna Vaccine
Lisa Winter | Apr 6, 2021
Stanford University researchers determined the code from spare drops in discarded vials of the COVID-19 vaccine and published it on GitHub.
COVID-19 Vaccine Combos Aim to Boost Immunity
COVID-19 Vaccine Combos Aim to Boost Immunity
Asher Jones | Mar 9, 2021
Mix-and-match shots could simplify vaccine rollout and stimulate more-robust immune responses. Ongoing clinical trials will soon give answers.
Experts Predict the Hottest Life Science Tech in 2021 and Beyond
Experts Predict the Hottest Life Science Tech in 2021 and Beyond
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2021
Last year’s Top 10 Innovations judges look into their crystal balls.
How RNAs Called SINEUPs Upregulate Translation
How RNAs Called SINEUPs Upregulate Translation
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2021
The recently discovered long noncoding RNAs seem to boost the production of specific proteins in the cell by interacting with RNA-binding proteins, researchers find.
Top Technical Advances of 2020
Top Technical Advances of 2020
Shawna Williams | Dec 18, 2020
The pandemic spurred innovation in a variety of ways, from CRISPR-based diagnostics to cell biology benchwork at home.
The Promise of mRNA Vaccines
The Promise of mRNA Vaccines
Diana Kwon | Nov 25, 2020
Long before Moderna’s and Pfizer’s COVID-19 shots, scientists had been considering the use of genetically encoded vaccines in the fight against infectious diseases, cancer, and more.
Moderna&rsquo;s COVID-19 Vaccine 94 Percent Effective: Initial Data
Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine 94 Percent Effective: Initial Data
Max Kozlov | Nov 16, 2020
The results mark the second experimental COVID-19 vaccine to show high efficacy, but the study is not complete and the data have not been peer reviewed.
SARS-CoV-2 Disables Key Components of Human Cells&rsquo; Defense System
SARS-CoV-2 Disables Key Components of Human Cells’ Defense System
Catherine Offord | Oct 22, 2020
Researchers detail how viral proteins interact with host RNA to disrupt the cell’s ability to fight back against infection.
Infographic: How Splicing of Genes Can Affect Heart Health
Infographic: How Splicing of Genes Can Affect Heart Health
Gabrielle M. Gentile, Hannah J. Wiedner, Emma R. Hinkle, and Jimena Giudice | Jan 13, 2020
The way in which mRNA transcripts are cut can influence the elasticity of the organ.
Alternative Splicing Provides a Broad Menu of Proteins for Cells
Alternative Splicing Provides a Broad Menu of Proteins for Cells
Gabrielle M. Gentile, Hannah J. Wiedner, Emma R. Hinkle, and Jimena Giudice | Jan 13, 2020
It’s now clear that gene transcripts can be constructed in various ways, yet many questions remain about the process.
Image of the Day: Cryptosporidiosis Treatment
Image of the Day: Cryptosporidiosis Treatment
Emily Makowski | Nov 8, 2019
An enzyme blocker is highly effective at treating intestinal parasitic infection in mice.
New Technique Maps RNAs in Cells Without a Microscope
New Technique Maps RNAs in Cells Without a Microscope
Kerry Grens | Jun 20, 2019
DNA microscopy pinpoints the locations of transcripts by laying a grid of tags over the molecules and labeling each connection.
Sydney Brenner, mRNA Discoverer, Dies
Sydney Brenner, mRNA Discoverer, Dies
Kerry Grens | Apr 5, 2019
One of the foremost molecular biologists of the 20th century, the Nobel laureate established C. elegans as a model organism, mapping its genes and development.
Scientists Take Aim at Disease-Causing RNAs Using Small-Molecule Drugs
Scientists Take Aim at Disease-Causing RNAs Using Small-Molecule Drugs
Claire Asher | Apr 1, 2019
Renewed interest from the biotech industry sparks hope for drugging the nucleic acid to treat cancer and other conditions.
Image of the Day: Breathe In
Image of the Day: Breathe In
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 14, 2019
Inhalable particles carrying mRNA make mouse lungs glow.
Zika Vaccines Protect Mouse Fetuses
Zika Vaccines Protect Mouse Fetuses
Aggie Mika | Jul 13, 2017
The first-of-its-kind study follows on the heels of ethicists’ urging vaccine developers to conduct clinical trials in pregnant women.
How Statistics Weakened mRNA’s Predictive Power
How Statistics Weakened mRNA’s Predictive Power
Ruth Williams | May 22, 2017
Transcript abundance isn’t a reliable indicator of protein quantity, contrary to studies’ suggestions.