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Janet Sasso

Information Scientist/CAS

Janet Sasso is an Information Scientist working in the Life Sciences division at CAS. She earned her B.S. in Biology and Master of Public Health (MPH) from The Ohio State University. She has worked at CAS since 2006.

Latest Content from Janet Sasso

depiction of spike protein region on a Covid virus

July 20, 2022

Why the Omicron BA.5 Variant Evades Vaccines

As COVID-19 cases rise again worldwide, the Omicron subvariant BA.5 is currently the dominant strain. This blog explores some key mutations that increase transmission, evade protective antibodies, and increase the rate of (re)infection.

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June 21, 2022

Molecular glues and induced proximity: solving the undruggable

In the last decade, induced-proximity target protein degradation (TPD) has emerged as a ground-breaking strategy in drug discovery. This blog provides an overview of the research landscape, status of clinical trials, and discusses possible future opportunities.

Monkeypox virus cellular depiction

May 31, 2022

Monkeypox: scientifically, how worried should we be?

With recent headlines on monkeypox, learn more about the research landscape, scientific profiles, and currently available therapies. A deeper understanding of the published science enables clarity and insight on this emerging news story. 

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May 6, 2022

A therapeutic revolution: RNA in COVID-19 and beyond

We are in the midst of a therapeutic revolution, according to a recent review article in Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. This shows the rapid expansion of RNA therapeutics in modern research and clinical development, driven in part by interest in RNA COVID-19 vaccines in the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

Man receiving a Covid vaccine booster injection

September 23, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine boosters: what does the research show?

With recent mRNA booster recommendations, many ask if they should get a COVID-19 booster and what the science shows? This blog explains the science of boosters, reviews current recommendations, and examines recent research.