viral RNA synthesis, origin, and vaccines

In a recent study published in Current Research in Immunologyresearchers analyzed the characteristics of coronaviruses (CoVs) and novel CoV vaccine candidates. Study: Nature of viruses and pandemics: Coronaviruses. Image Credit: 3DJustincase/Shutterstock Background CoVs are a group of positive-strand, enveloped ribonucleic acid (RNA) viruses belonging to the Nidovirales order. There are four genera within the Orthocoronavirinae … Read more

​​​​​​​Assistant Professor in Molecular Biology / Immunology job with THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong. It offers programs at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees. It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,200. The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.6 billion. DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED BIOLOGY … Read more

Elsevier partners with the Society for Mucosal Immunology to publish Mucosal Immunology – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Amsterdam, July 18, 2022 – The Society for Mucosal Immunology (SMI), the preeminent international community of researchers working together to advance the field of mucosal immunology and improve health worldwide, and Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, are delighted to announce a new partnership to publish SMI’s official journal, Mucosal Immunology. … Read more

Biological Clocks Set for Skin Immunity

Newswise – Kyoto, Japan – Researchers at Kyoto University have discovered the skin’s natural protection from nighttime bacterial invasion in mice, which may provide a basis for eventually developing a drug treatment. The team focused on Staphylococcus aureusa common skin-resident pathogen, which grows actively during the daytime in the skin of mice deficient in chemokine … Read more

A new open-access portal for human immunology data and tools – BIOENGINEER.ORG

By Rachel Tompa, Ph.D. / Allen Institute By Rachel Tompa, Ph.D. / Allen Institute Researchers at the Allen Institute for Immunology have been busy. Since the Allen Institute’s division launched in late 2018, the 60-person team of immunologists, molecular and computational biologists, engineers and other staff have been setting up a new way of doing … Read more

Notch Therapeutics Welcomes Deepika Rajesh as VP, Stem Cell Biology & Developmental Immunology

– Dr. Rajesh is a veteran stem cell biologist, cancer immunologist, and innovator in the directed differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) – VANCOUVERBC , April 6, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Notch Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company developing renewable, induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) -derived cell therapies for cancer, is pleased to announce … Read more

Fewer antibody diversity as we age

Newswise – As we age, our immune system works less well. We become more susceptible to infections and vaccinations no longer work as effectively. A research team led by Dario Riccardo Valenzano investigated whether short-lived killifish undergo aging of the immune system. Indeed, they found that already at four months of age, killifish have less … Read more

Biological timeline of COVID-19 immune recovery described in new research

As of March 21st, 2022, the causative virus of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has infected over 470 million people worldwide and claimed the lives of over 6 million. Most people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are asymptomatic or show mild flu-like symptoms. In a prospective study of adults with SARS-CoV-2 … Read more

UT Austin Harnesses Power of Biology in Partnership with Army Research Laboratory

Jimmy Gollihar at work in the “biological foundry.” Photo credit: Callie Richmond. Early last year, Jimmy Gollihar was deep into building a unique facility on the Forty Acres, what he calls “the biological foundry” – a turbo-charged, biotech playground with a focus on rapid scientific discovery. The foundry was to be a key element of … Read more

Assistant Professor for Section of Animal Physiology and Immunology job with MASARYK UNIVERSITY

Department: Section of Experimental Plant Biology – Faculty of Science Deadline: 3 Apr 2022 Start date: negotiable Job type: full-time Job field: Science and research | Education and schooling Dean of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University announces an open competition for the position Assistant Professor for Section of Animal Physiology and Immunology Workplace: Department … Read more