Hide-and-seek: how SARS-CoV-2 hides from our immune system

The hidden war between viruses and host cells has influenced the evolution of all life on earth. For millions of years, viruses have acquired and refined weapons to undermine cell defenses and redirect cellular processes to the task of viral replication. Surviving cells created defenses to stave off initial attacks and “remember” attacks, so more … Continue reading Hide-and-seek: how SARS-CoV-2 hides from our immune system

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)