SARS-CoV-2 Disables Key Components of Human Cells’ Defense System
SARS-CoV-2 Disables Key Components of Human Cells’ Defense System
Researchers detail how viral proteins interact with host RNA to disrupt the cell’s ability to fight back against infection.
SARS-CoV-2 Disables Key Components of Human Cells’ Defense System
SARS-CoV-2 Disables Key Components of Human Cells’ Defense System

Researchers detail how viral proteins interact with host RNA to disrupt the cell’s ability to fight back against infection.

Researchers detail how viral proteins interact with host RNA to disrupt the cell’s ability to fight back against infection.

mRNA
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 | Mar 31, 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.