Texas Monkeypox Case Underscores Need for Better Surveillance
Texas Monkeypox Case Underscores Need for Better Surveillance
A patient caught the rare disease in Nigeria before flying through two US airports, exposing more than 200 people from 27 states.
Texas Monkeypox Case Underscores Need for Better Surveillance
Texas Monkeypox Case Underscores Need for Better Surveillance

A patient caught the rare disease in Nigeria before flying through two US airports, exposing more than 200 people from 27 states.

A patient caught the rare disease in Nigeria before flying through two US airports, exposing more than 200 people from 27 states.

Y chromosome, immunology, microbiology
Gut Microbes Help Coordinate Immune Activity in Mice
Gut Microbes Help Coordinate Immune Activity in Mice
Catherine Offord | Jul 29, 2021
The microbiota helps align a mouse’s innate immune system with its feeding patterns, prepping the animal to fend off infection when it’s most likely to be eating.
CDC Warns of Person-to-Person Transmission of Resistant Fungus
CDC Warns of Person-to-Person Transmission of Resistant Fungus
Shawna Williams | Jul 26, 2021
In a first, patients who hadn’t been treated with antifungals were found to carry Candida auris impervious to all three available classes of the drugs.
How the Second mRNA Vaccine Bolsters Immunity
How the Second mRNA Vaccine Bolsters Immunity
Stephanie Melchor | Jul 23, 2021
A study looks beyond T and B cell responses to show how the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine elicits a strong innate immune response.
Bacterial Infections Disrupt Flies’ Sense of Smell
Bacterial Infections Disrupt Flies’ Sense of Smell
Abby Olena | Jul 21, 2021
The temporary loss of olfaction stops the flies from eating any more of whatever it is that made them sick.
Researchers Find DNA “Borgs” in Methane-Chomping Archaea
Researchers Find DNA “Borgs” in Methane-Chomping Archaea
Stephanie Melchor | Jul 20, 2021
Massive extrachromosomal elements named after the hive-minded cyborg villains in Star Trek may be the first of their kind.
Cross-Resistance: One Cancer Therapy Can Undermine the Next
Cross-Resistance: One Cancer Therapy Can Undermine the Next
Sophie Fessl | Jul 16, 2021
Targeted cancer therapy may jeopardize the effectiveness of subsequent immunotherapy by reducing dendritic cell numbers and activation, according to study of mice and patient samples.
Human Protein Dissolves Bacterial Membranes
Human Protein Dissolves Bacterial Membranes
Abby Olena | Jul 15, 2021
The protein, apolipoprotein L3, destroys invading microbes by acting as a detergent in the cytosol.
Microbial Fossils Found in 3.4-Billion-Year-Old Subseafloor Rock
Microbial Fossils Found in 3.4-Billion-Year-Old Subseafloor Rock
Ruth Williams | Jul 14, 2021
The material, now part of an African mountain range, bolsters the idea that hydrothermal veins supported early forms of life.
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 Impact of Influenza
The Impact of Influenza
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jul 13, 2021
Richard Webby and Edward Hutchinson discuss influenza viruses—the development of new strains, how they mediate virulence, and their threat to human society.
Sodas, Lemon Juice Cause False Positives in Rapid COVID-19 Tests
Sodas, Lemon Juice Cause False Positives in Rapid COVID-19 Tests
Christie Wilcox | Jul 12, 2021
Lateral flow tests for COVID-19 can be very accurate and specific when used as directed, but introducing acidic fluids can cause the tests’ detecting antibodies to clump, which may read as a positive result.
Human Blood Harbors Cell-Free Microbial DNA
Human Blood Harbors Cell-Free Microbial DNA
Abby Olena | Jul 9, 2021
After controlling for high levels of bacterial contamination in their lab and reagents, researchers detect microbial genetic material in plasma samples from healthy people and cancer patients.
Rice-based Cholera Vaccine Induces Antibodies in Small Trial
Rice-based Cholera Vaccine Induces Antibodies in Small Trial
Alejandra Manjarrez | Jul 8, 2021
Immune-response levels to the edible vaccine varied among the subjects, possibly due to differences in the gut microbiome.
VectorBuilder and Univercells Technologies announce strategic partnership for optimized custom viral vector production
VectorBuilder and Univercells Technologies announce strategic partnership for optimized custom viral vector production
VectorBuilder and Univercells Technologies | Jul 8, 2021
VectorBuilder – a global leader in vector design, optimization and GMP manufacturing – has formed a worldwide strategic partnership with Univercells Technologies, a provider of novel biomanufacturing technologies for flexible and scalable viral vector production.
Phoseon Technology Builds the World's Largest UVC LED Disinfection System to Date
Phoseon Technology Builds the World's Largest UVC LED Disinfection System to Date
Phoseon Technology | Jul 8, 2021
Designed to Inactivate RNase A in Covid-19 RT-PCR test kits
Maria Leptin Appointed President of European Research Council
Maria Leptin Appointed President of European Research Council
Shawna Williams | Jul 7, 2021
The funding agency for basic research had been led by an interim president for more than a year.
The Pandemic Crushed the Flu—What Happens When It Returns?
The Pandemic Crushed the Flu—What Happens When It Returns?
Diana Kwon | Jul 7, 2021
Cases of influenza and other respiratory viruses sank dramatically during the pandemic, with potential implications for both people and pathogens.  
Nephrologist Barbara Murphy Dies at 56
Nephrologist Barbara Murphy Dies at 56
Lisa Winter | Jul 6, 2021
Her work led to more predictable outcomes for kidney transplants.
Researchers Create Pathogen-Sensing Face Mask
Researchers Create Pathogen-Sensing Face Mask
Stephanie Melchor | Jul 5, 2021
The masks contain freeze-dried, cell-free biosensors, enabling them to detect pathogens including SARS-CoV-2.