Mouse Models Reveal Role of T-Cytotoxic and T-Reg Cells in Immune Response to Influenza: Implications for Vaccine Design

Article of Interest: Stewart Sell Abstract: Immunopathologic examination of the lungs of mouse models of experimental influenza virus infection provides new insights into the immune response in this disease. First, there is rapidly developing perivascular and peribronchial infiltration of the lung with T-cells. This is followed by invasion of T-cells into the bronchiolar epithelium, and [...]

Grab a shovel: How the over 65K published articles on COVID can teach us to be better scientists.

On July 23rd 2020 there were a reported total 66,883 peer reviewed open access articles on the novel coronavirus COVID-19. That does not include the 19,420 preprints that have also been reported. So let's say we are at over 85K publications about COVID-19 in 2020. I don't know about you, but that sounds out of [...]

Pathologists Fighting COVID-19 – LSU Health New Orleans

A series of autopsies conducted by the team of ASIP member, Dr. Richard Vander Heide, revealed surprising cardiac changes in COVID-19 patients. He recently was an invited speaker for the ASIP COVID-19 Webinar on the topic of Autopsy Insights into the Pathogenesis of COVID-19, where he had proposed the mechanism that the cardiac manifestations in [...]

Navigating career transitions during the pandemic

By Morgan Preziosi I was very fortunate in that I transitioned from an academic postdoc to an industry scientist right before the pandemic hit the US. In fact, I had one week of normalcy at my new job before my city was shut down. Luckily, R&D is considered "essential" in my city, so I was [...]

Webinar: Autopsy Insights into the Pathogenesis of COVID-19: Questions and Answers

This webinar saw close to 300 participants; thank you again for your participation.  Due to the heavy volume of participation and the extent of engagement from the attendees, we followed up with our speakers Drs. L. Maximilian Buja (LMB) and Richard Vander Heide (RVH), who diligently responded to the questions that could not be addressed [...]