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government shutdown
government shutdown

Government Shutdowns Are a Disaster for Scientific Research

NASA, the NIH and CDC were some of the biggest victims of the last government shutdown in 2013.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.22.18
pathogens
pathogens

The US Will Fund Research to Make Pathogens Deadlier Again

The NIH lifted a 3-year funding moratorium on “gain-of-function” research meant to make deadly viruses stronger and more transmissible.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.19.17
Health
Health

New Antibody Neutralizes Nearly Every HIV Strain

NIH scientists find most potent, wide-reaching HIV antibody so-far known.
Michael Byrne
11.20.16
Donald Trump
Donald Trump

Scientists’ Top Concerns in Trump’s America

Scientists discuss their biggest concerns for President Trump’s impact on STEM research.
Sarah Emerson
11.10.16
Facebook
Facebook

There’s One Problem with Mark Zuckerberg’s Plan to Solve All Diseases

The disconnect between Silicon Valley and health research.
Kate Lunau
9.22.16
Bodybuilding
Bodybuilding

Bodybuilders Find a New Way to Get Bigger: Reading

The bros of r/steroids have discovered open access health research.
Oliver Lee Bateman
5.12.16
Math
Math

This 'Psychic Robot' Is Here to Fix Your Mistakes Before They Happen

An algorithm that is able to compute human intent.
Michael Byrne
10.9.15
News
News

HIV Researcher Going to Prison for Lying About How Good His Vaccine Was

Dong-Pyou Han spiked HIV-infected rabbit blood with human antibodies to prove his vaccine showed promise.
Jason Koebler
7.2.15
medicine
medicine

In a New Trial, Doctors Will Try to Rid Babies of HIV Within Hours of Birth

Immediate antiretroviral therapy has previously been successful in treating HIV.
Jason Koebler
11.3.14
Health
Health

Not Everyone Is Happy About the White House's Ban on Superbugs

Gain-of-function research is more necessary than one might think.
Michael Byrne
10.26.14
Sex
Sex

We Need More Female Cells, Animals, and Humans in Medical Research

Including both sexes in preclinical and clinical research doesn't only help women; it helps men, too.
Victoria Turk
9.26.14
Science
Science

A Box of Forgotten Smallpox Vials Was Just Found in an FDA Closet

Nothing like a little spring cleaning.
Jason Koebler
7.8.14