Choosing the Right Antibody Array

Introduction A microarray is an assay that enables the simultaneous detection of multiple molecules, such as nucleic acids, peptides, proteins, or antibodies. They are called “micro”-arrays because the analytes are measured within a small surface area; for example, thousands of molecules can be analyzed on a standard glass slide (75…

5 Steps to Writing a Scientific Paper

5 Steps to Writing a Scientific Paper

Introduction Publications are the cornerstone of science. They disseminate data that expand our understanding of the world around us (and beyond!) and help secure funding for additional studies. However, most scientific manuscripts do not pass the journal’s initial editorial process. Here, we review the editorial process and provide 5 steps…

The Case For NTD and S2: Prevalence and Protectiveness of Antibodies Towards SARS-CoV-2 Non-RBD Spike Epitopes

The Case For NTD and S2: Prevalence and Protectiveness of Antibodies Towards SARS-CoV-2 Non-RBD Spike Epitopes

Introduction Since the emergence of SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19, many researchers continue to focus their efforts on the discovery of potent neutralizing antibodies that would prove useful in the design of COVID-19 countermeasures such as vaccines and therapeutics. To date, most vaccines or therapeutics in clinical trials or…

SARS-CoV-2 Variants: An Emerging Landscape of Therapeutic Targets

SARS-CoV-2 Variants: An Emerging Landscape of Therapeutic Targets

In recent months, viral strains of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected that are unusual in that they have accumulated mutations in the virus’ genetic code that diverges from the wild-type (WT) Wuhan SARS-CoV-2 strain. These viral strains with accumulated genome mutations are known as SARS-CoV-2 variants. As SARS-CoV-2 variants continue to…