People in protective gear enter a building during an Ebola simulation exercise in Uganda in 2019.
Uganda Declares Ebola Outbreak After Fatality
The outbreak of the Sudan strain of ebolavirus, which includes eight other suspected cases, is the first to hit Uganda in more than a decade.
Uganda Declares Ebola Outbreak After Fatality
Uganda Declares Ebola Outbreak After Fatality

The outbreak of the Sudan strain of ebolavirus, which includes eight other suspected cases, is the first to hit Uganda in more than a decade.

The outbreak of the Sudan strain of ebolavirus, which includes eight other suspected cases, is the first to hit Uganda in more than a decade.

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T Cells Ward Off Aging with Help from Their Friends
Natalia Mesa | Sep 16, 2022
Immune cells deliver packages of telomeres to T cells, helping them retain their virus-fighting function over time, research suggests.
Illustration of a red bacteriophage infecting a blue bacterium, with other bacteria in the background.
Prokaryotes Are Capable of Learning to Recognize Phages
Patience Asanga | Aug 17, 2022
Immune defense genes in bacteria and archaea can identify viral proteins, a study finds, revealing similarities between the immune systems of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms.
Characterizing Proteolysis During SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Characterizing Proteolysis During SARS-CoV-2 Infection
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific
Edward Emmott will discuss mass spectrometry approaches to understand proteolysis during viral infection and their use in developing targeted strategies for COVID-19 treatment.
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.
Uncovering Ancient Residual DNA
Uncovering Ancient Residual DNA
The Scientist Creative Services Team
A look at how ancient events crafted modern human DNA and their potential impact on human health.
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What Is This New Langya Virus? Do We Need to Be Worried?
Allen Cheng, The Conversation | Aug 11, 2022
Here’s what we know so far about a new virus detected in eastern China.
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How the Omicron Subvariant BA.5 Became a Master of Disguise—and What It Means for the Current COVID-19 Surge
Suresh V. Kuchipudi, The Conversation | Jul 26, 2022
Several mechanisms contribute to the increased transmissibility of this SARS-CoV-2 variant.
Biosurveillance for Viral Infections
The Scientist Creative Services Team and Tecan
Scientists use ELISAs to assess the immunity and etiology of immune responses to coronavirus during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fluorescent cells in culture connected by tunneling nanotubules
SARS-CoV-2 Could Use Nanotubes to Infect the Brain
Natalia Mesa | Jul 21, 2022
Stressed cells can form hollow actin bridges to neighbors to get help, but the virus may hijack these tiny tunnels for its own purposes, a study suggests.
Egyptian fruit bat hanging from branch
Marburg Virus Detected in Ghana for First Time
Andy Carstens | Jul 8, 2022
Preliminary testing indicates that the two people died from the Ebola-like virus, the World Health Organization says.
Approaches to Processing SARS-CoV-2 Samples for RNA Detection
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with MilliporeSigma
Discover new RNA extraction and purification strategies and how they enable reliable and sensitive viral detection.
Illustration of a DNA virus sneaking genetic material into a host’s nucleus
Infographic: Possible Mechanisms of Gene Transfer in Eukaryotes
Christie Wilcox | Jul 5, 2022
Genetic studies have made it clear that eukaryotic horizontal gene transfer can and does happen. Exactly how, though, remains speculative.
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Horizontal Gene Transfer Happens More Often Than Anyone Thought
Christie Wilcox | Jul 5, 2022
DNA passed to and from all kinds of organisms, even across kingdoms, has helped shape the tree of life, to a large and undisputed degree in microbes and also unexpectedly in multicellular fungi, plants, and animals.
Delivering Combination Immunotherapies to Solid Tumors
LabTalk Podcast - A Modern Trojan Horse: Delivering Combination Immunotherapies to Solid Tumors 
The Scientist Creative Services Team and IsoPlexis
Katie McKenna discusses a combination CAR T and viral therapy that kills solid tumors.
Sleeping mice in chambers with mosquitoes behind them on a mesh
Mosquitoes Drawn to Hosts Infected by Dengue, Zika
Patience Asanga | Jun 30, 2022
Flavivirus infections alter the skin microbiome of mice to increase the production of a sweet-smelling compound that attracts the viruses’ insect vectors, a study finds.
Aerial view of crowd connected by lines
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.
Boosting CAR T Cell Therapy for Solid Tumors
The Scientist Creative Services Team in Collaboration with IsoPlexis
Katie McKenna will discuss how oncolytic viral therapy enhances CAR-T cell killing of cancer cells.
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.