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New Australian Center Will Develop Therapies for Future Pandemics
Launched with a $172 million philanthropic donation and funds from the state of Victoria, the Melbourne-based research institute aims to construct drug discovery platforms to speed the introduction of new therapies.
New Australian Center Will Develop Therapies for Future Pandemics
New Australian Center Will Develop Therapies for Future Pandemics

Launched with a $172 million philanthropic donation and funds from the state of Victoria, the Melbourne-based research institute aims to construct drug discovery platforms to speed the introduction of new therapies.

Launched with a $172 million philanthropic donation and funds from the state of Victoria, the Melbourne-based research institute aims to construct drug discovery platforms to speed the introduction of new therapies.

Biomedical Research
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Research Beagle Facility Ordered to Clean Up, Halt Breeding
Andy Carstens | Jun 20, 2022
A federal judge ruled that Envigo can finalize the sales for 500 of its remaining 3,000 research dogs, but it needs to improve the safety and health of the animals remaining at its facilities while federal officials decide their fate.
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HHMI to Award More than $1 Billion to Promote Equity in Research
Andy Carstens | May 26, 2022
A new program will provide 150 early-career scientists committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity up to $8.6 million each.
Making Scientific Strides in the Produce Aisle
Science Philosophy in a Flash - Making Scientific Strides in the Produce Aisle
Iris Kulbatski, PhD
Andrew Pelling shares how pursuing knowledge for its own sake breaks down interdisciplinary barriers and lays the foundation for ground-breaking research.
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Rat Sperm Generated from Stem Cells
Alejandra Manjarrez | Apr 7, 2022
Researchers report they were able to make functional sperm in a dish, a feat previously only possible for mice.
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Biomedical Innovations from Women Less Likely to be Adopted: Study
Annie Melchor | Sep 1, 2021
An analysis of scientists’ networks finds discrepancies in the diffusion of novel ideas through communities.
Q&A, Genetics & Genomics, research bias, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, pandemic, coronavirus, big data
COVID-19 Research Biased Toward Only a Handful of Genes
Amanda Heidt | Nov 24, 2020
Thomas Stoeger of Northwestern University has previously studied scientists’ limited focus on certain genes. In a new study, he shows how these same behaviors extend into the science of COVID-19.
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Females Gain Ground as Biomedical Research Subjects
Shawna Williams | Jun 9, 2020
A study finds improvement in the proportion of scientific projects that include both sexes, but analyzing results by sex is not routine.
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Prominent Mouse Genetics Center Could be Shuttered
Shawna Williams | Jun 21, 2019
Staff at the UK’s Harwell Institute were notified that a strategy board recommended halting its academic work, but a final decision is months away.
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Opinion: The “Money Culture” in Academic Biomedical Research
David Rubenson | Mar 29, 2019
A drive for revenue is damaging basic science.
Scientists Play Favorites with Studying Human Genes. Here’s Why.
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 19, 2018
Despite the Human Genome Project having heralded the exploration of previously unknown human genes, the focus of genetic studies remains narrow.
Researchers Produce Alpaca Antibodies Using Yeast
Catherine Offord | Feb 13, 2018
With multiple applications in biomedicine, the antibodies can now be made quickly, cheaply, and without the need for an alpaca or one of its relatives.
Mass Resignation from Scientific Reports’s Editorial Board
Catherine Offord | Nov 6, 2017
Nineteen researchers have stepped down after the journal decided not to retract a paper that they say plagiarized the work of a Johns Hopkins biomedical scientist.
Opinion: Improving the Undergraduate Research Experience
Lynn Yang | Nov 15, 2016
Mentoring is critical for students just beginning to learn the ropes of biomedical research.
California Institutes to Merge
Jef Akst | Oct 25, 2016
The Scripps Research Institute will join forces with the California Institute for Biomedical Research.
Opinion: Retool Biomedical PhD Admissions
Viviane Callier and Gary McDowell | Aug 30, 2016
It is unethical to admit increasing numbers of students to graduate programs without considering the realities of the job market.
Journal to Publish Clinical Trial Protocols
Tanya Lewis | May 18, 2016
Following an independent group’s finding of misreported outcomes, the Annals of Internal Medicine now requires that authors include clinical trial protocols when submitting their results.
Gender Gap in Science Publishing
Tanya Lewis | May 10, 2016
Study reveals trends in the frequency of female first authors on medical studies.
New Scripps Research Institute Leadership
Jef Akst | Sep 20, 2015
The nonprofit institution names a new CEO and president.
Report: Impact of Biomedical Research Slipping
Jef Akst | Aug 18, 2015
Despite dramatic increases in publications, the last 50 years have seen relatively little return on investment for US public health, a study suggests.