A biomedical engineer explains the basic research that led to the discovery of insulin and its transformation into a lifesaving treatment for millions of people with diabetes.
The microbiologist who directs the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories at Boston University explains all the biosafety precautions in place that help him feel safer in the lab than out.
Scientists get up close and personal with deadly pathogens to give doctors the tools they need to treat people sickened by germs. The key is keeping the researchers – and everyone around them – safe.
The peer-review process is an essential part to ensure the quality of scientific research, but the pandemic-driven demand for information means that research is publicized before it has been reviewed.
Three scientists describe the fieldwork they’ve had to delay in 2020 because of the pandemic. These are setbacks not just for their careers, but for the body of scientific knowledge.
Museums around the world have been grappling with the issue of diorama removal.
Investments are starting to help grow the African continent’s science preparedness.
To find a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, scientists need to work hands-on with the highly infectious coronavirus. It happens in a super secure lab designed to keep them safe and prevent any escapes.
The number of preliminary or unsubstantiated treatments or risk factors for the coronavirus is increasing. Here’s one reason why.
The rapid sharing of research is so vital. In cases like the COVID-19 pandemic, it can save lives.
With travel halted and universities and research institutions shutting down, scientists are having trouble keeping their research running. Here’s why that matters outside the lab.
The EPA has just adopted a rule that limits what kinds of science regulators can use in setting rules. A scholar explains how this shift could impede his work mapping child lead poisoning.
The EU’s next research programme needs to change how universities and business work together.
Grant abstracts with more words, more complex language and more storytelling tend to earn more money – even if that’s not exactly what funders say they’d want.
In an era of big scientific collaborations, China’s renegade actions have hurt its reputation. As international researchers back away, it may be the country’s military that ultimately suffers.
There are some limits on what countries can do in the Antarctic, but not when it comes to science.
Most biobanks, whether small or large, have high quality assurance and control measures in place.
A podcast on twins, including why stereotypes about their relationship are so damaging, and why they are so useful to scientists.
Money always seems tight for university scientists. A sociologist conducted hundreds of interviews to see how they think about funding sources and profit motives for basic and applied research.
Science can’t just stay in the ivory tower. But what does impact really mean and how does it happen? A study of more than a decade of ecological fieldwork projects in Bolivia suggests a better way.