The quest for a universal coronavirus vaccine

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June 30, 2021

The Quest for a Universal Coronavirus Vaccine

By Diana Kwon

Scientists are on the hunt for a shot that will protect against not only SARS-CoV-2, but other members of its family that may emerge in the future.

Feature: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Is Poised for a Makeover

By Shawna Williams

With multiple microbiota therapeutics in the pipeline for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, clinicians foresee a shift in treatment options for the condition.

Endocrinologist Jean Wilson Dies at 88

By Lisa Winter

The University of Texas Southwestern professor's research focused on the androgen hormones that cause male sexual differentiation and may also lead to prostate disease.

ICYMI: Microbes in Human Fetuses Spur Immune Development

By Abby Olena

Researchers identify live bacteria in fetal guts, skin, lungs, and placentas that activate memory T cells, indicating that early exposure to microbes could help educate the developing immune system.


Infographic: What Are Bacterial Nanotubes?

By Sruthi S. Balakrishnan

Unlike other cellular appendages, bacterial nanotubes are made solely of lipids and can connect the cytoplasm of different microbial species.

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