Does the Common Cold Protect You from COVID-19?
Does the Common Cold Protect You from COVID-19?
There are emerging signs that some people might have heightened protection against SARS-CoV-2, perhaps thanks to recent infection by other coronaviruses.
Does the Common Cold Protect You from COVID-19?
Does the Common Cold Protect You from COVID-19?

There are emerging signs that some people might have heightened protection against SARS-CoV-2, perhaps thanks to recent infection by other coronaviruses.

There are emerging signs that some people might have heightened protection against SARS-CoV-2, perhaps thanks to recent infection by other coronaviruses.

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For Mates to Fuse Bodies, Some Anglerfish Have Lost Immune Genes
For Mates to Fuse Bodies, Some Anglerfish Have Lost Immune Genes
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 30, 2020
In most vertebrates, the absence of adaptive immunity would be catastrophic, but in some deep-sea angler fish species, it enables their “wild” and “wacky” mating habits.
The Search for Immune Responses that Stop COVID-19
The Search for Immune Responses that Stop COVID-19
Chris Baraniuk | Jul 24, 2020
Scientists are examining the role of T cells, which are likely crucial for long-term protection against SARS-CoV-2.
Big Data and Collaboration Seek to Fight COVID-19
Big Data and Collaboration Seek to Fight COVID-19
Emma Yasinski | Jul 21, 2020
Researchers try unprecedented data sharing and cooperation to understand COVID-19—and develop a model for diseases beyond the coronavirus pandemic.
Bubonic Plague Cases Are No Cause for Panic
Bubonic Plague Cases Are No Cause for Panic
Chris Baraniuk | Jul 17, 2020
Reports of the infection—including one death this month—recently shook up social media. But, unlike COVID-19, plague is a disease that countries have more or less got under control.
Insects Showcase Unexpected Ways to Make Water-Repellent Surfaces
Insects Showcase Unexpected Ways to Make Water-Repellent Surfaces
Viviane Callier | Jul 17, 2020
The intersection between water, air, and insects’ intricately decorated surfaces turn out to be the key to explain why droplets bounce so quickly off of them.
Spike Structure Gives Insight into SARS-CoV-2 Evolution
Spike Structure Gives Insight into SARS-CoV-2 Evolution
Abby Olena | Jul 16, 2020
Researchers demonstrate that the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is more stable and binds the human ACE2 receptor with much higher affinity than the spike protein of its closest known relative, bat coronavirus RaTG13.
Identified: Molecular Predictors of Rheumatoid Arthritis Relapse
Identified: Molecular Predictors of Rheumatoid Arthritis Relapse
Ruth Williams | Jul 15, 2020
The presence of a particular set of RNAs in the blood forewarns of an onset of severe symptoms and points to the cells involved.
Publishers Develop Inclusive Name-Change Policies
Publishers Develop Inclusive Name-Change Policies
Emma Yasinski | Jul 14, 2020
Transgender scientists are seeing some success in advocating for standards that allow authors to change their names on previous work.
Heart Attack Elevates Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study
Heart Attack Elevates Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study
Amanda Heidt | Jul 13, 2020
Mice that experienced heart attacks underwent a large-scale shift in their immune systems that allowed cancer to flourish, perhaps explaining the observation in patients.