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Multiple Possible Causes of Long COVID Come into Focus
Recent studies have lent support for a variety of hypotheses explaining the debilitating symptoms affecting millions of people after SARS-CoV-2 infection.  
Multiple Possible Causes of Long COVID Come into Focus
Multiple Possible Causes of Long COVID Come into Focus

Recent studies have lent support for a variety of hypotheses explaining the debilitating symptoms affecting millions of people after SARS-CoV-2 infection.  

Recent studies have lent support for a variety of hypotheses explaining the debilitating symptoms affecting millions of people after SARS-CoV-2 infection.  

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Slow Vaccine Delivery May Maximize Immune Response
Alejandra Manjarrez | Sep 23, 2022
A vaccine strategy involving formulation changes, an initial escalating dose, and a longer wait for booster immunization results in more-effective antibody production against HIV in rhesus monkeys, a study finds.
Histology of mouse lungs using purple and green staining on a white background. Left: a healthy lung. Right: a fibrotic lung.<br><br>
Immunotherapy Treats Fibrosis in Mice
Alejandra Manjarrez | Sep 15, 2022
Researchers report that vaccination against proteins found on profibrotic cells reduced liver and lung fibrosis in laboratory rodents.
COVID-19 vaccine vials
COVID-19 Vaccines Induce Better Long-Term Immunity than Infection
Jennifer Zieba, PhD
For the first time, researchers performed a head-to head longitudinal study comparing the immune response elicited by mRNA and traditional COVID-19 vaccines to primary infections.
A translucent illustration of the BA.2.75 subvariant of SARS-CoV-2 against a black background
Experts Mixed on Risk of “Centaurus” Omicron Subvariant
Dan Robitzski | Aug 15, 2022
BA.2.75 is spreading rampantly in India and has so far reached at least 20 other countries, but it doesn’t seem to be outcompeting other Omicron SARS-CoV-2 subvariants.
Microscopic image of a poliovirus
Polio Detected in New York City Wastewater
Andy Carstens | Aug 15, 2022
Analyses suggest the virus has been silently spreading in nearby counties since May.
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Treatments for Disease Pandemics
The Scientist Creative Services Team
Researchers develop new vaccines and therapeutics to combat the spread of infectious diseases.
Artist’s rendition of light blue monkeypox viruses in front of a black background.
FDA To Stretch Monkeypox Vaccine Supply via Intradermal Injection
Shafaq Zia | Aug 12, 2022
The newly authorized intradermal vaccination only requires one-fifth of the usual vaccine dose. This will help stretch out the limited vaccine supply, experts say, but only if healthcare personnel receive sufficient training.
Four glass vials sit on a reflective tabletop next to a syringe. Each is labeled as a subsequent dose in a four-dose series of COVID-19 vaccines.
What We Know About Getting a Second Booster Shot of COVID-19 Vaccines
Dan Robitzski | Aug 11, 2022
Studies show that a fourth mRNA vaccine dose offers the elderly and other high-risk groups strong protection against hospitalization and death from COVID-19, but experts say benefits for other populations may be more limited.
Scientific Breakthroughs with Cryogenic Electron Microscopy
The Scientist Creative Services Team and Thermo Fisher Scientific
Structures made via cryo-EM give researchers insights into SARS-CoV-2, HIV, neurological disorders, cancer, and more.
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Can Taking a Test Now Tell You if You’ve Already Had COVID-19?
Natalia Mesa | Aug 8, 2022
The Scientist asks Brigham and Women’s Hospital infectious disease specialist Lindsey Baden about testing for prior infections.
A shipping pallet of vaccines with Novavax's logo on it
FDA Authorizes Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine
Christie Wilcox | Jul 14, 2022
Agency members express hope that the availability of a traditional, protein-based vaccine might convince holdouts to get vaccinated.
Transforming Virology Research with Cryo-EM
The Scientist Creative Services Team and Thermo Fisher Scientific
Explore what researchers can do with Cryo-EM
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Monkeypox: What We Know (and What We Don’t)
Andy Carstens | Jun 24, 2022
The longer and farther the virus spreads, the more likely it could become endemic in new areas, says UCLA epidemiologist Anne Rimoin.
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FDA Green Lights COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids Under 5
Andy Carstens | Jun 17, 2022
Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech shots could be given to the youngest kids as early as June 21.
Fast-Tracking COVID-19 Research
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Sartorius Corporation
Identifying molecular targets for SARS-CoV-2 therapeutics.
Illustration of a syringe with a person falling out of a bottle of pills
Opioid Vaccines as a Tool to Stem Overdose Deaths
Tori Rodriguez | Jun 13, 2022
Researchers are turning to the immune system for help in treating addiction and preventing overdose.
animation showing how proximity affects viral transmission
Monkeypox Likely Spread Undetected in US Before Recent Reports  
Andy Carstens | Jun 6, 2022
Two strains of monkeypox have been detected in the US, suggesting the virus has been circulating in the country for some time, the CDC says.
T Cells: A New Hope for Lasting Protection against SARS-CoV-2
The Scientist Creative Services Team
Alessandro Sette and Shane Crotty discuss the T cell response to SARS-CoV-2 and the implications for vaccine design and robust immune memory.
Illustration showing rod-shaped Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria in the lungs of a person with tuberculosis
Delayed T cell Response Allows Tuberculosis to Gain Foothold in Monkeys
Anna Napolitano | Jun 1, 2022
The results could help guide the design of new vaccines for the disease.