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Scientists ID Heart-Damaging SARS-CoV-2 Protein
In flies and mice, a viral protein increases the rate of energy use by heart cells. But it’s not yet clear if the finding applies to humans.
Scientists ID Heart-Damaging SARS-CoV-2 Protein
Scientists ID Heart-Damaging SARS-CoV-2 Protein

In flies and mice, a viral protein increases the rate of energy use by heart cells. But it’s not yet clear if the finding applies to humans.

In flies and mice, a viral protein increases the rate of energy use by heart cells. But it’s not yet clear if the finding applies to humans.

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US Agency to Look into Project on Modified Coronavirus
Catherine Offord | Oct 18, 2022 | 3 min read
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was not aware that the work involved a chimeric strain of SARS-CoV-2, STAT reports.
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FDA Authorizes Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Jul 14, 2022 | 3 min read
Agency members express hope that the availability of a traditional, protein-based vaccine might convince holdouts to get vaccinated.
Characterizing SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Responses in COVID-19 Patients
Characterizing SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Responses in COVID-19 Patients
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and Bio-Techne | 1 min read
In this webinar, Javier Castillo-Olivares and Matteo Ferrari will discuss what they have learned about COVID-19 through testing patient sera with automated immunoblotting.
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Diabetes Marker Linked to COVID-19 Severity in Mice
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | May 16, 2022 | 3 min read
A sugar that’s less abundant in the blood of people with diabetes binds to SARS-CoV-2’s spike protein and disrupts the virus’s ability to fuse with cells.  
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Tweak to N Protein Makes Delta Variant More Infectious
Chloe Tenn | Nov 5, 2021 | 2 min read
Using a novel lab technique, researchers identified a mutation that allows the virus to insert more genetic material into host cells.
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Using Sero-Surveillance to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and Bio-Rad Laboratories | 1 min read
Immunoassays for detecting, tracking, and testing SARS-CoV-2 antibody responses
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What We Know About Mu, the WHO’s Latest Variant of Interest
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Sep 7, 2021 | 2 min read
The SARS-CoV-2 variant was first detected in January, but its rising prevalence and potential resistance to vaccines has garnered it special attention from the World Health Organization.
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Spike Protein Deletions Linked to COVID-19 Surges: Preprint
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Jun 15, 2021 | 4 min read
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.
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Probing Antibody Binding to the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Refeyn | 2 min read
Victor Yin will discuss two single-particle mass analysis methods that shed light on heterogenous, multimeric proteins and their interactions.
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Regeneron Cocktail Stumbles Against SARS-CoV-2 Variant in Vitro
Marcus A. Banks | Mar 1, 2021 | 3 min read
A treatment of two monoclonal antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 is ninefold less effective in the lab against the B.1.351 variant than against the dominant version of the virus.
First US Case of UK SARS-CoV-2 Variant Detected
Max Kozlov | Dec 30, 2020 | 4 min read
Variant B.1.1.7, though likely more contagious than other strains, does not appear to be more deadly.
SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Durability
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Experts will discuss their research on SARS-CoV-2 antibody persistence and immune memory in recovered COVID-19 patients and the implications for protective immunity.
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New SARS-CoV-2 Variant Spreading Rapidly in UK
Max Kozlov | Dec 16, 2020 | 3 min read
The significance of the variant remains unclear, but experts remain confident that it will not evade the protection offered by a COVID-19 vaccine.
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The Promise of mRNA Vaccines
Diana Kwon | Nov 25, 2020 | 5 min read
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.
Immunity to SARS-CoV-2 Lasts at Least Six Months, Data Show
Ashley Yeager | Nov 23, 2020 | 4 min read
Half a year after infection, people who had recovered from COVID-19 had robust antibodies, along with traces of the virus in their gut, which may drive long-lasting immunity.
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Scientists Probe Blockers for the Coronavirus Spike Protein
Anthony King | Nov 5, 2020 | 6 min read
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, taps into human proteases such as furin to enter cells. Temporarily inhibiting those enzymes might stymie infection.
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Vector-Based Vaccines Come to the Fore in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Anthony King | Sep 8, 2020 | 6 min read
Adenovirus vectors deliver the genetic instructions for SARS-CoV-2 antigens directly into patients’ cells, provoking a robust immune response. But will pre-existing immunity from common colds take them down?
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Modeling Study Flags Species Susceptible to SARS-CoV-2
Anthony King | Aug 26, 2020 | 4 min read
Some critically endangered animals are on the list.
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Differences in Antibody Responses Linked to COVID-19 Outcomes
Katarina Zimmer | Aug 18, 2020 | 5 min read
In a small study of patients hospitalized due to SARS-CoV-2 infection, researchers report distinct early differences between the antibody responses of patients who recovered and those who died, possibly paving the way for a tool to predict disease prognosis.
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