News & Opinion
Top 10 Innovations
Cell & Molecular Biology
Disease & Medicine
Ecology & Environment
Genetics & Genomics
Pharma & Biotech
Image of the Day
Researchers Develop a Drug Against the Common Cold
Catherine Offord | May 15, 2018
In an in vitro study, the compound completely blocked the replication of rhinoviruses.
World’s Largest Cell and Gene Therapy Plant Opens
Catherine Offord | Apr 11, 2018
Lonza will employ more than 200 full-time staff to work at the Texas-based facility, the company says.
Bats Identified as Source of Pig-Killing Coronavirus in China
Jim Daley | Apr 4, 2018
The virus caused an outbreak that began in Guangdong Province and left nearly 25,000 piglets dead.
Recipients of Experimental Herpes Vaccine File Lawsuit
Catherine Offord | Mar 15, 2018
The suit claims that Rational Vaccines, the company of recently deceased researcher William Halford, violated US and international laws when it carried out the procedure.
Image of the Day: Giant Virus
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 28, 2018
The Tupanvirus is named for the South American Guarani God of Thunder.
Flu Drug Approved in Japan Claims to Stop Virus in 24 Hours
Kerry Grens | Feb 26, 2018
One dose of the medication, called Xofluza, cripples influenza by interfering with an enzyme critical for viral replication.
New CRISPR-Based Tools Flag Genetic Sequences and Log Data
Diana Kwon | Feb 16, 2018
SHERLOCK and DETECTR can identify particular nucleic acid sequences, while CAMERA records events in human and bacterial cells.
Bacteriophages Plentiful in Women’s Bladders
Abby Olena | Feb 2, 2018
In one of the first looks at the urinary virome, researchers find hundreds of viruses, most of which have never been sequenced before.
Maternal Response to Zika Damages Mouse Fetuses
Catherine Offord | Jan 5, 2018
Signaling pathways triggered by the mother’s immune system may cause complications during fetal development.
Image of the Day: Virus Spacecraft
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 5, 2018
Researchers reconstruct images of a virus that infects