A Crystal Clear View of the SARS-CoV-2 Protease

This article was reviewed by Dr. Daniel Kneller and Dr. Andrey Kovalevsky. Dr. Kneller is the first author on this paper and Dr. Kovalevsky is the principle investigator. Drs Kneller and Kovalevsky are also two of our subject matter experts. The paper we’re demystifying today can be found here, if you’d like to follow along. Introduction As … Continue reading A Crystal Clear View of the SARS-CoV-2 Protease

Q-Z of Research: Science to English Dictionary, Part 3

This is the fourth instalment of our Science to English dictionary. Our first instalment can be found here, the second instalment can be found here and the third instalment can be found here. R Randomized For this definition, let’s look at the simplest possible set up. Imagine you are doing an experiment on whether wearing … Continue reading Q-Z of Research: Science to English Dictionary, Part 3

J-P of Research (Science to English Dictionary: Part 3)

This is the second instalment of our Science to English dictionary. You can find our first instalment (with terms from A-C) here and our second instalment (D-I) here. L Latent Infection A latent infection can happen when you’re infected by a virus that is able to ‘hide out’ in your cells in a dormant state … Continue reading J-P of Research (Science to English Dictionary: Part 3)

A Peek at Pfizer’s Vaccine Candidate

This post was reviewed by Dr. Zachary Benet, one of our subject matter experts. The paper we’re demystifying today can be found here, if you’d like to follow along. TL;DR BNT162b1 is an RNA-based vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. This Phase 1/2 clinical data is promising, because it shows that vaccination causes a strong antibody response, including neutralizing … Continue reading A Peek at Pfizer’s Vaccine Candidate

D-I of Research (Science to English Dictionary: Part 2)

This is the second instalment of our Science to English dictionary. You can find our first instalment (with terms from A-C) here! D Dependent variable To explain independent and dependent variables, let’s look at a very simple setup: Imagine you have a toy car speeding down a ramp and you want to know how far … Continue reading D-I of Research (Science to English Dictionary: Part 2)