Seeing the Big Picture: Moving From One Molecule to Many
We are living through a so-called “omics revolution,” with new technologies that make cellular analyses much more comprehensive.
How Speeding up Science Aided the Fight Against COVID-19
High throughput technology is central to the COVID-19 fight.
Reading Genomes: The Key to Life and to Thwarting Death
Genome sequencing machines are essential to preventing viral outbreaks, but funding is key.
Seeing Is Believing: Exposing the “Invisible Monster”
In the battle between scientists and COVID-19, imaging gives scientists an upper hand.
Pandemic Puts Mathematical Modeling Through Its Paces
Mathematical tools that proved essential during the pandemic were in many cases invented by mathematicians who had no particular goal in mind.
The Arcane Research That Prepared Us for COVID-19
Decades of basic science research on an obscure virus helped fast-track COVID-19 vaccines.
Scabs and Failure: Springboards for a History-Making Vaccine
The surprising history of vaccinology that helped produce a COVID-19 vaccine in record time with 95% efficacy.
Harnessing the Power of Evolution in the Battle against COVID-19
Decades of basic science research have helped us to understand this evolutionary arms race and stay one step ahead of the pathogens in our midst.