The Many Model Systems of COVID-19
The Many Model Systems of COVID-19
Researchers turn to familiar model animals, along with some fresh strategies, to develop countermeasures against SARS-CoV-2 and investigate the biology of infection.
The Many Model Systems of COVID-19
The Many Model Systems of COVID-19

Researchers turn to familiar model animals, along with some fresh strategies, to develop countermeasures against SARS-CoV-2 and investigate the biology of infection.

Researchers turn to familiar model animals, along with some fresh strategies, to develop countermeasures against SARS-CoV-2 and investigate the biology of infection.

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Baking Soda Boosts T Cells’ Ability to Fight Leukemia
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Nov 2, 2020
Infusions of donor T cells to fight the cancer often fail, but sodium bicarbonate can counter lactic acid produced by leukemia cells, potentially improving remission rates in mice and humans.
Infographic: How Vaccines Train Innate Immunity
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2020
A recent study elucidates some of the changes that occur in the body after inoculation with a tuberculosis vaccine.
Technique Talk: Analyzing Molecular Interactions During Monoclonal Antibody Development
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Sartorius Corporation | Mar 9, 2021
In this workshop, you will learn how to measure protein interactions using Octet bio-layer interferometry.
Alterations in Immune Genes Make Bats Great Viral Hosts
Abby Olena | Oct 27, 2020
Bat species use different strategies to dampen immune activation in response to viruses.
Eli Lilly Halts Antibody Trial in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
Ashley Yeager | Oct 27, 2020
Recent data show that the drug bamlanivimab, also known as LY-CoV555, does not appear to help those with severe cases of COVID-19, but trials continue for milder cases.
Understanding Immune-Mediated Damage After Respiratory Infection
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with 10x Genomics | Feb 17, 2021
Paul Thomas from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will discuss how he used single cell and spatial transcriptomics to discover the underlying mechanism of an inflammatory immune response in the lungs.
More SARS-CoV-2 Reinfections Reported, But Still a Rare Event
Ashley Yeager | Oct 26, 2020
Repeat COVID-19 cases could offer clues about people’s immunity to the novel coronavirus and how to vaccinate against it.
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Johnson & Johnson Pauses COVID-19 Vaccine Trials
Amanda Heidt | Oct 13, 2020
The company voluntarily paused its studies, including one in Phase 3, after an unexplained illness in a patient.
Harnessing Single-Cell Multi-Omic Energy States for Integrated Cancer Biology
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jan 20, 2021
Discover how scientists use multi-omic approaches to identify functional changes that lead to cancer cell drug resistance and devise new treatment strategies.
Researchers Who Discovered Hepatitis C Earn Nobel Prize
Max Kozlov | Oct 5, 2020
Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles Rice share the Physiology or Medicine award for their contributions to identifying the virus and demonstrating that it was responsible for hepatitis among blood transfusion recipients.
T Cells and Neurons Talk to Each Other
Ashley Yeager | Oct 1, 2020
Conversations between the immune and central nervous systems are proving to be essential for the healthy social behavior, learning, and memory.
Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep: 3D Imaging from Micro to Macro
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jan 12, 2021
Lai Guan Ng will discuss how whole-skin imaging advances skin immunity research.
The Brain’s Immune Cells Stand Sentinel Against Viral Invasion
Ashley Yeager | Oct 1, 2020
Some viruses, possibly even SARS-CoV-2, can sneak into the brain through the nose. Recent studies show that microglia are ready for them when they do.
Infographic: How Cytokines Flow into and out of the Brain
Ashley Yeager | Oct 1, 2020
Several routes exist for immune cells to communicate with neurons in the central nervous system, though T cells rarely come in direct contact with neural tissue.
The Brain on COVID-19
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Dec 21, 2020
Connecting the dots between COVID-19 and neurological disorders
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Kids’ Severe COVID-19 Reaction Bears Unique Immune Signature
Shawna Williams | Sep 29, 2020
The rare complication known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) differs from both Kawasaki disease and severe adult cases of COVID-19, a study finds.
Vast Majority in US Remain Susceptible to COVID-19: Study
Max Kozlov | Sep 28, 2020
Fewer than 1 in 10 dialysis patients sampled had antibodies against the novel coronavirus as of July, indicating that the greater population is far from levels required to achieve herd immunity.
Shifting Space and Time: How Harnessing Our Most Powerful Cells is Changing Immune Medicine
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Dec 17, 2020
Industry and academic leaders will describe how small immune cell subsets shape the human immune response.
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Thwarting AAV-Neutralizing Antibodies Could Improve Gene Therapy
Emma Yasinski | Sep 25, 2020
Adeno-associated viral vectors can deliver gene therapies, but AAV-neutralizing antibodies might prevent the medicines from working.