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William Danforth, Longtime Research Philanthropist, Dies at 94
Max Kozlov | Sep 22, 2020
Danforth founded the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and expanded scientific research at Washington University and beyond campus in St. Louis.
Alters Editorial Practices After Surgisphere Scandal
Catherine Offord | Sep 22, 2020
The changes, which affect the declarations authors have to sign and the peer-review process, have received a mixed response from the scientific community.
Brain Circuitry for Fear and Anxiety Is the Same on fMRI
Amanda Heidt | Sep 21, 2020
A study in people fails to detect differences in the brain’s response to fear or anxiety, long thought to be controlled by different neural circuits.
Algorithm Spots COVID-19 Cases from Eye Images: Preprint
Anthony King | Sep 21, 2020
A small study shows artificial intelligence can pick out individuals with coronavirus infections, but ophthalmologists and AI experts say the approach is far from proven to be capable of distinguishing infections with SARS-CoV-2 from other ills.
Frozen Fecal Knives Honored by 2020 Ig Nobel Prizes
Lisa Winter | Sep 18, 2020
Other recipients of the award for laugh-worthy achievements experimented with alligators on helium and vibrating worms.
Tom Norris, Marine Mammal Acoustician, Dies at 55
Amanda Heidt | Sep 18, 2020
Norris, who founded the research firm Bio-Waves, furthered the study of marine mammals using passive acoustic monitoring technology he designed himself.
Racial Profiling Concerns Amid Crackdown on Scholars’ China Ties
Diana Kwon | Sep 17, 2020
Several organizations suggest that a case against a University of Kansas professor is the latest example of the US government targeting researchers for their ethnicity.
Antibody-Based Drug May Reduce COVID-19 Hospitalizations: Study
Lisa Winter | Sep 17, 2020
Eli Lilly reports a 72 percent reduction in hospitalization risk among patients who received its monoclonal antibody compared to those who received a placebo.
California Wildfire Beaten Back, for Now, on Famous Mt. Wilson
Ashley Yeager | Sep 16, 2020
The mountain is home to two historic telescopes and many other scientific instruments, along with a billion dollars’ worth of broadcast transmission towers.
The Immune Hallmarks of Severe COVID-19
Katarina Zimmer | Sep 16, 2020
Researchers are trying to make sense of immune systems gone haywire and develop biomarkers to predict who will become the sickest from a coronavirus infection.