Lisa Winter

Lisa Winter

Lisa joined The Scientist in 2017. As social media editor, some of her duties include creating content, managing interactions, and developing strategies for the brand’s social media presence. She also contributes to the News & Opinion section of the website. Lisa holds a degree in Biological Sciences with a concentration in genetics, cell, and developmental biology from Arizona State University and has worked in science communication since 2012.

Articles by Lisa Winter
Nearly All NYC-Area COVID-19 Hospitalizations Had Comorbidities
Nearly All NYC-Area COVID-19 Hospitalizations Had Comorbidities
Lisa Winter | Apr 24, 2020
The most common preexisting conditions among the patients were diabetes, obesity, and hypertension.
False Negatives in Quick COVID-19 Test Near 15 Percent: Study
False Negatives in Quick COVID-19 Test Near 15 Percent: Study
Lisa Winter | Apr 21, 2020
Abbott’s ID NOW test missed the most positive samples among five products given the green light by the FDA to use during the pandemic.
With Humans Indoors, Animals Go Wild
With Humans Indoors, Animals Go Wild
Lisa Winter | Apr 17, 2020
Across the globe, wildlife is exploring empty places usually occupied by people.
First Saliva Test for COVID-19 Approved for Emergency Use by FDA
First Saliva Test for COVID-19 Approved for Emergency Use by FDA
Lisa Winter | Apr 14, 2020
The search for SARS-CoV-2 RNA in 60 saliva samples yielded the same results as conventional nasal swab tests taken from the same patients.
Another Ancient Primate Lineage Sailed to South America
Another Ancient Primate Lineage Sailed to South America
Lisa Winter | Apr 10, 2020
A new fossil discovery indicates a second primate group also traversed the Atlantic millions of years ago on a raft of vegetation.
Computational Biologist James Taylor Dies
Computational Biologist James Taylor Dies
Lisa Winter | Apr 7, 2020
The Johns Hopkins University professor was a co-developer of the Galaxy platform, an open-source bioinformatics tool used in labs around the world.
Artificial Intelligence Decodes Speech from Brain Activity: Study
Artificial Intelligence Decodes Speech from Brain Activity: Study
Lisa Winter | Mar 31, 2020
The technology, tested out on patients with epilepsy who already had electrodes implanted in their brains, is currently limited to 30–50 sentences.
COVID-19 Vaccine Developers Gain Enhanced Access to Supercomputers
COVID-19 Vaccine Developers Gain Enhanced Access to Supercomputers
Lisa Winter | Mar 27, 2020
Federal agencies, academic institutions, and industrial partners are joining forces to combat COVID-19 using artificial intelligence.
FDA to Allow for Plasma Therapy for COVID-19 Patients
FDA to Allow for Plasma Therapy for COVID-19 Patients
Lisa Winter | Mar 26, 2020
Under emergency protocols, doctors can request to use survivors’ plasma to treat some critically ill COVID-19 patients.  
Chinese Officials Blame US Army for Coronavirus
Chinese Officials Blame US Army for Coronavirus
Lisa Winter | Mar 13, 2020
There is no evidence backing the idea that SARS-CoV-2 originated from US servicemembers visiting Wuhan.