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a middle-aged male scientist wearing a white lab coat points at a computer screen while a younger woman scientist also wearing a lab coat looks on.
Younger Scientists Are More Innovative, Study Finds
On average, researchers’ impact dropped by one-half to two-thirds over their careers.
Younger Scientists Are More Innovative, Study Finds
Younger Scientists Are More Innovative, Study Finds

On average, researchers’ impact dropped by one-half to two-thirds over their careers.

On average, researchers’ impact dropped by one-half to two-thirds over their careers.

Biomedical Research
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Photo of a long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) sitting on a rock overlooking a large body of water.
What Happens to Science When Model Organisms Become Endangered?
Dan Robitzski | Oct 13, 2022 | 9 min read
The long-tailed macaque and pig-tailed macaque are now endangered in the wild according to the IUCN Red List, which says exports for monkey research are partially to blame.
Lauren Gardner, this year's Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award winner, in front of the COVID-19 dashboard she helped create.
2022 Lasker Award Winners Announced
Katherine Irving | Sep 28, 2022 | 2 min read
This year’s awards recognize work on integrins, noninvasive prenatal screening, and COVID-19 data tracking.
Learn How Multiomics Drives Biotherapeutic Discovery and Development
Advancing Biotherapeutics with Multiomics
The Scientist Creative Services Team and Tecan | 1 min read
Explore how biomolecular processes drive health and disease.
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New Australian Center Will Develop Therapies for Future Pandemics
Shawna Williams | Aug 31, 2022 | 2 min read
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.
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Research Beagle Facility Ordered to Clean Up, Halt Breeding
Andy Carstens | Jun 20, 2022 | 2 min read
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.
Making Scientific Strides in the Produce Aisle
Science Philosophy in a Flash - Making Scientific Strides in the Produce Aisle
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | 1 min read
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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HHMI to Award More than $1 Billion to Promote Equity in Research
Andy Carstens | May 26, 2022 | 2 min read
A new program will provide 150 early-career scientists committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity up to $8.6 million each.
Pink rat pups piled on top of each other.
Rat Sperm Generated from Stem Cells
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Apr 7, 2022 | 4 min read
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 | 5 min read
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 | 5 min read
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 | 2 min read
A study finds improvement in the proportion of scientific projects that include both sexes, but analyzing results by sex is not routine.
a black mouse held in a gloved hand
Prominent Mouse Genetics Center Could be Shuttered
Shawna Williams | Jun 21, 2019 | 2 min read
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 | 4 min read
A drive for revenue is damaging basic science.
Scientists Play Favorites with Studying Human Genes. Here’s Why.
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 19, 2018 | 2 min read
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 | 2 min read
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 | 2 min read
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 | 3 min read
Mentoring is critical for students just beginning to learn the ropes of biomedical research.
California Institutes to Merge
Jef Akst | Oct 25, 2016 | 1 min read
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 | 3 min read
It is unethical to admit increasing numbers of students to graduate programs without considering the realities of the job market.
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