SARS-CoV-2’s Wide-Ranging Effects on the Body
SARS-CoV-2’s Wide-Ranging Effects on the Body
Researchers’ painstaking examinations have begun to reveal how the virus wreaks havoc in multiple organs and tissues.
SARS-CoV-2’s Wide-Ranging Effects on the Body
SARS-CoV-2’s Wide-Ranging Effects on the Body

Researchers’ painstaking examinations have begun to reveal how the virus wreaks havoc in multiple organs and tissues.

Researchers’ painstaking examinations have begun to reveal how the virus wreaks havoc in multiple organs and tissues.

virology
Opinion: The Pandemic and the RNA Sequencing Gap
Opinion: The Pandemic and the RNA Sequencing Gap
Robert Ross | Sep 1, 2021
RNA sequencing technology lags far behind researchers’ ability to decode and understand DNA. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted this dangerous shortcoming.
Immunologist Thomas Hodge Dies of COVID-19 at 69
Immunologist Thomas Hodge Dies of COVID-19 at 69
Lisa Winter | Aug 30, 2021
A former academic and consultant, Hodge cofounded the CrisiScience Collective to help combat the pandemic.
Virologist and Former HHMI President Purnell Choppin Dies at 91
Virologist and Former HHMI President Purnell Choppin Dies at 91
Lisa Winter | Jul 13, 2021
Choppin drastically expanded the institute during his tenure in the 1980s and ’90s.
The Researchers Who Pivoted to COVID-19: One Year On
The Researchers Who Pivoted to COVID-19: One Year On
Shawna Williams | Jul 1, 2021
The Scientist checks in on scientists who switched gears to combat the pandemic.
Q&A: Human Challenge Studies of COVID-19 Underway in UK
Q&A: Human Challenge Studies of COVID-19 Underway in UK
Jef Akst | Jun 18, 2021
Researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Oxford are exposing healthy volunteers to SARS-CoV-2 for science.
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.
Coronavirus Mutations Could Muddle COVID-19 PCR Tests
Coronavirus Mutations Could Muddle COVID-19 PCR Tests
Jack J. Lee | May 17, 2021
Researchers find that SARS-CoV-2 variants can evade primer-probe sets and recommend that diagnostic assays include multiple targets for reliability.
COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Appear Effective Against Multiple Variants
COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Appear Effective Against Multiple Variants
Lisa Winter | May 6, 2021
Data from three studies indicate that fully vaccinated patients are able to stave off severe disease from the B.1.1.7, B.1.351, and P.1 variants.
Random Plane Boarding Minimizes COVID-19 Risk: Study
Random Plane Boarding Minimizes COVID-19 Risk: Study
Christie Wilcox | Apr 27, 2021
A modeling study of boarding behavior finds filling the plane from back to front extends the close contact time between passengers and therefore increases the risks posed by air travel.
Q&A: New Tool Ranks Viruses by Their Risk of Jumping to Humans
Q&A: New Tool Ranks Viruses by Their Risk of Jumping to Humans
Jef Akst | Apr 9, 2021
Researchers involved in a long-term project to identify viruses of concern have now assessed the risk factors that could help forecast which pathogens are the most likely to spillover from wildlife to people.
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Ebola Outbreak in Guinea Originated from Past Epidemic
Ebola Outbreak in Guinea Originated from Past Epidemic
Asher Jones | Mar 15, 2021
Genetic analyses suggest that the virus came from a patient who survived the 2013–2016 West African outbreak.
Sex Differences in COVID-19
Sex Differences in COVID-19
The Scientist Staff | Mar 9, 2021
Sabra Klein, a biologist at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, describes how SARS-CoV-2 affects men and women differently.
Q&A: A Molecular Toolkit to Build SARS-CoV-2 Research Capacity
Q&A: A Molecular Toolkit to Build SARS-CoV-2 Research Capacity
Asher Jones | Mar 3, 2021
Sam Wilson discusses a user-friendly set of resources that he and his collaborators developed to aid labs pivoting to study COVID-19.