Through research experience, scientists develop a strong sense of resiliency. The COVID-19 pandemic put that resiliency to the test, and now as vaccination rates increase and communities begin to open up, it’s time to take a breath.
Respiratory viruses are the most common cause of asthma attacks, but COVID-19 does not send asthma patients to the hospital more often than others. Some researchers suspect that having asthma may actually protect patients from severe COVID-19.
Scientists found evidence of telomeres in the 1930s, but did not identify them until the 1970s. Since then, researchers’ understanding of telomeres and their role in DNA repair, aging, and disease has expanded exponentially.