A Challenge Trial for COVID-19 Would Not Be the First of Its Kind
A Challenge Trial for COVID-19 Would Not Be the First of Its Kind
Although scientists debate the ethics of deliberately infecting volunteers with SARS-CoV-2, plenty of consenting participants have been exposed to all sorts of pathogens in prior trials.
A Challenge Trial for COVID-19 Would Not Be the First of Its Kind
A Challenge Trial for COVID-19 Would Not Be the First of Its Kind

Although scientists debate the ethics of deliberately infecting volunteers with SARS-CoV-2, plenty of consenting participants have been exposed to all sorts of pathogens in prior trials.

Although scientists debate the ethics of deliberately infecting volunteers with SARS-CoV-2, plenty of consenting participants have been exposed to all sorts of pathogens in prior trials.

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Scientist as Subject
Scientist as Subject
Amanda Heidt | Oct 1, 2020
In the past, it was not uncommon for researcher to test their experimental therapeutics and vaccines on themselves. Some even volunteered to be exposed to pathogen-carrying vectors.
The Scientist Speaks Podcast - Episode 9
The Scientist Speaks Podcast - Episode 9
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Sep 29, 2020
Repurposing Living Systems to Fight a Pandemic
Patients Reinfected with Coronavirus in Hong Kong, Europe
Patients Reinfected with Coronavirus in Hong Kong, Europe
Lisa Winter | Aug 25, 2020
So far, there are three patients known to have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 twice, and in at least one case the second time around was asymptomatic.
<strong>Combating COVID-19 with Cell-Free Expression</strong>
Combating COVID-19 with Cell-Free Expression
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Aug 19, 2020
Scientists rely on synthetic biology and cell-free expression systems for developing novel approaches to combat the pandemic.
Russia Approves World&rsquo;s First Coronavirus Vaccine
Russia Approves World’s First Coronavirus Vaccine
Jef Akst | Aug 11, 2020
Some researchers express skepticism given the lack of data about the vaccine’s safety and efficacy, and the country plans to vaccinate healthcare workers, teachers, and others even before testing is complete.
Self-Experimentation in the Time of COVID-19
Self-Experimentation in the Time of COVID-19
Amanda Heidt | Aug 6, 2020
Scientists are taking their own vaccines, an ethically murky practice that has a long and sometimes celebrated history in medicine.
Extreme Biotech: Understanding Extremophile Biology to Impact Human Health
Extreme Biotech: Understanding Extremophile Biology to Impact Human Health
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Aug 6, 2020
Jaclyn Winter and Shiladitya DasSarma will discuss how they harness the unique biology of extremophiles for the discovery and development of new therapeutics.
Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines Linked to Reduced Risk of Alzheimer&rsquo;s
Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines Linked to Reduced Risk of Alzheimer’s
Amanda Heidt | Jul 27, 2020
The authors propose that the shots might keep the immune system primed to battle diseases that would otherwise contribute to cognitive decline.
Coronavirus Vaccine Data Are Targets for Foreign Hackers
Coronavirus Vaccine Data Are Targets for Foreign Hackers
Amanda Heidt | Jul 17, 2020
Intelligence officials from the US, UK, and Canada point the finger at Cozy Bear, a group with links to the Russian government.