Q&A: Human Challenge Studies of COVID-19 Underway in UK
Q&A: Human Challenge Studies of COVID-19 Underway in UK
Researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Oxford are exposing healthy volunteers to SARS-CoV-2 for science.
Q&A: Human Challenge Studies of COVID-19 Underway in UK
Q&A: Human Challenge Studies of COVID-19 Underway in UK

Researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Oxford are exposing healthy volunteers to SARS-CoV-2 for science.

Researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Oxford are exposing healthy volunteers to SARS-CoV-2 for science.

SARS-CoV-2
New Evidence Shows COVID-19 Was in US Weeks Before Thought
New Evidence Shows COVID-19 Was in US Weeks Before Thought
Abby Olena | Jun 17, 2021
Some of the blood specimens collected in the United States for the NIH’s All of Us research program starting on January 2, 2020, have antibodies against SARS-CoV-2.
Spike Protein Deletions Linked to COVID-19 Surges: Preprint
Spike Protein Deletions Linked to COVID-19 Surges: Preprint
Alejandra Manjarrez | Jun 15, 2021
Researchers find that surges in COVID-19 case numbers are associated with deletions in the SARS-CoV-2 genome in an antigenic site of the spike protein. Some of these mutations are present in vaccine breakthrough infections or reinfections.
Immune Cell Activity Mediates Severe COVID-19 Pathogenesis
Immune Cell Activity Mediates Severe COVID-19 Pathogenesis
The Scientist Creative Services Team in Collaboration with IsoPlexis | Jun 15, 2021
Functional profiling of immune cells uncovers targetable mechanisms underlying lung inflammation in severe COVID disease.
Glucometers Detect SARS-CoV-2 Infection Within an Hour
Glucometers Detect SARS-CoV-2 Infection Within an Hour
Roni Dengler, PhD | Jun 14, 2021
Glucometers are easy-to-use, cheap, and highly scalable. And they are 100 percent accurate at detecting SARS-CoV-2.
Inhaled Antibody Fragments Protect Infected Animals Against COVID-19
Inhaled Antibody Fragments Protect Infected Animals Against COVID-19
Roni Dengler, PhD | Jun 14, 2021
Tiny but powerful nanobodies may be the innovation that snuffs out the pandemic.
Skin Rash May Point to SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Skin Rash May Point to SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Roni Dengler, PhD | Jun 14, 2021
Skin symptoms are often the first, or only, symptom of COVID-19.
How Deep Can We Go? Multi-Omic Approaches to Biological Questions
How Deep Can We Go? Multi-Omic Approaches to Biological Questions
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jun 10, 2021
Benjamin Haibe-Kains and Rachelly Normand showcase how they use multi-omic approaches to fight both old and new diseases.
Scientific Breakthroughs with Cryogenic Electron Microscopy
Scientific Breakthroughs with Cryogenic Electron Microscopy
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific | Jun 10, 2021
Structures made via cryo-EM give researchers insights into SARS-CoV-2, HIV, neurological disorders, cancer, and more.
Biosurveillance for Viral Infections
Biosurveillance for Viral Infections
The Creative Services Team in Collaboration with Tecan | Jun 8, 2021
Scientists use ELISAs to assess the immunity and etiology of immune responses to coronavirus during the COVID-19 pandemic.
BioHub Network Aims to Advance Sharing of Pathogens for Research
BioHub Network Aims to Advance Sharing of Pathogens for Research
Shawna Williams | Jun 6, 2021
The World Health Organization–led program will promote equity in addition to facilitating access to samples, a WHO official involved in the project tells The Scientist.
SARS-CoV-2 Antigens Leaking from Gut to Blood Might Trigger MIS-C
SARS-CoV-2 Antigens Leaking from Gut to Blood Might Trigger MIS-C
Alejandra Manjarrez | Jun 3, 2021
Researchers find traces of SARS-CoV-2 in the stool and blood of kids with the post–COVID-19 inflammatory disorder, and signs of increased intestinal permeability.
WHO Updates the Nomenclature of SARS-CoV-2 Variants
WHO Updates the Nomenclature of SARS-CoV-2 Variants
Lisa Winter | Jun 1, 2021
Rather than being described by the location of where they emerged or an alphanumeric code, variants will be given a Greek letter.
The Psychology of Panic
The Psychology of Panic
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2021
The recent news of consumers hoarding gasoline in the face of a brief closure of one of the world’s biggest petroleum pipelines is just the latest episode of panic buying since the COVID-19 pandemic started.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2021
Meet some of the people featured in the June 2021 issue of The Scientist.
Opinion: Comparing Coronaviruses
Opinion: Comparing Coronaviruses
Nicola Petrosillo | Jun 1, 2021
In addition to continued scruitiny of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, research on similar pathogens could aid in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and future disease outbreaks.
Severe Symptoms of MIS-C Typically Clear Within Six Months: Study
Severe Symptoms of MIS-C Typically Clear Within Six Months: Study
Catherine Offord | May 26, 2021
Some children who experience the severe inflammatory condition after COVID-19 may continue to experience milder problems such as muscle weakness or anxiety even after that period, according to a small observational study in the UK.
Dogs: The New COVID-19 Rapid Test
Dogs: The New COVID-19 Rapid Test
Kerry Grens | May 24, 2021
Two studies this month point to pooches’ quick detection of SARS-CoV-2 on material that touched the skin of infected participants, although the pups’ accuracy does not match that of RT-PCR.
Special report
Labs Worldwide Still Struggling Amid Broken Supply Chains
Labs Worldwide Still Struggling Amid Broken Supply Chains
Katarina Zimmer | May 21, 2021
Countries outside the US and Europe that are already used to long wait times for laboratory supplies are facing greater research disruptions than ever during the pandemic.
Two New Coronaviruses Make the Leap into Humans
Two New Coronaviruses Make the Leap into Humans
Amanda Heidt | May 20, 2021
Two viruses from dogs and pigs were isolated from human patients, but neither was proven to cause severe disease or to transmit to other people.