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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Regulator of Mysterious Gut Antibodies Identified
Regulator of Mysterious Gut Antibodies Identified
Ruth Williams | Jul 31, 2020
A B-cell receptor critical for the production of a subset of intestinal antibodies has been pinpointed, but the function of those antibodies remains unclear.
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.
Infographic: How Immunotherapy Could Boost Stem-Like T Cells
Infographic: How Immunotherapy Could Boost Stem-Like T Cells
Daniel E. Speiser and Werner Held | Jul 13, 2020
Cancer therapies could potentially be more effective if their development took into account the cells that give rise to tumor-fighting cells.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Jul 13, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the July/August 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Harnessing Stem Cell–Like T Cells to Better Fight Cancer
Harnessing Stem Cell–Like T Cells to Better Fight Cancer
Daniel E. Speiser and Werner Held | Jul 13, 2020
Better understanding the CD8+ T cells already present in tumors could be key to making immunotherapies work for more patients.
SARS-CoV-2-Reactive T Cells Found in Patients with Severe COVID-19
SARS-CoV-2-Reactive T Cells Found in Patients with Severe COVID-19
Abby Olena | Jul 3, 2020
A small subset of uninfected people also had SARS-CoV-2-fighting T cells, a finding that scientists are still trying to figure out.
SARS-CoV-2–Fighting T Cells Found in Recovered Patients
SARS-CoV-2–Fighting T Cells Found in Recovered Patients
Shawna Williams | May 15, 2020
While the finding doesn’t prove people become immune to the virus after infection, it is good news for vaccine development.
An Old TB Vaccine Finds New Life in Coronavirus Trials
An Old TB Vaccine Finds New Life in Coronavirus Trials
Anthony King | May 4, 2020
Studies are underway to test whether giving a shot of BCG vaccine could protect doctors and nurses against COVID-19.