Pandemic Pressures May Drive Young Scientists Away from Autism Research
Pandemic Pressures May Drive Young Scientists Away from Autism Research
For researchers who work with study participants in person, lockdowns made it impossible to obtain fresh data, a survey finds.
Pandemic Pressures May Drive Young Scientists Away from Autism Research
Pandemic Pressures May Drive Young Scientists Away from Autism Research

For researchers who work with study participants in person, lockdowns made it impossible to obtain fresh data, a survey finds.

For researchers who work with study participants in person, lockdowns made it impossible to obtain fresh data, a survey finds.

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Hawaii Legislature Moves to Terminate Tenured Professor
Hawaii Legislature Moves to Terminate Tenured Professor
Lisa Winter | Jun 15, 2021
Carl-Wilhelm Vogel could lose his position at the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center if the currently proposed state budget is signed by Governor David Ige.
Sexual Harassment Complaints in Academia Are Up Since 2018
Sexual Harassment Complaints in Academia Are Up Since 2018
Amanda Heidt | Jun 14, 2021
The NIH shared new data detailing complaints it has received in recent years, the latest in a series of steps taken by funding agencies and professional organizations to address misconduct.
Nobel Laureate Richard Ernst Dies at 87
Nobel Laureate Richard Ernst Dies at 87
Lisa Winter | Jun 11, 2021
The chemist refined nuclear magnetic resonance technology, giving rise to the development of MRI.
How STEM Can Be More Inclusive of Scientists with Disabilities
How STEM Can Be More Inclusive of Scientists with Disabilities
Amanda Heidt | Jun 7, 2021
The culture of academia can make disabled scientists wary of disclosing their conditions or needs. Molecular biologist Justin Yerbury suggests how the system might become more inclusive. 
Howard Bauchner Leaves <em>JAMA</em> Following Podcast Fallout
Howard Bauchner Leaves JAMA Following Podcast Fallout
Amanda Heidt | Jun 2, 2021
The editor-in-chief will step down this month following the release of a podcast in February that suggested systemic racism does not exist in medicine.
Ohio State Researcher Sentenced to Prison for Secret China Ties
Ohio State Researcher Sentenced to Prison for Secret China Ties
Lisa Winter | May 17, 2021
Rheumatologist Song Guo Zheng pleaded guilty in November to delivering US-funded research to China.
White House Assembles Task Force to Sever Politics from Science
White House Assembles Task Force to Sever Politics from Science
Lisa Winter | May 10, 2021
The 46-person panel will identify instances when politics got in the way of science since 2009.
Diabetes Testing Pioneer Helen Free Dies at 98
Diabetes Testing Pioneer Helen Free Dies at 98
Lisa Winter | May 5, 2021
Free’s dip-and-read urinalysis allowed diabetics to monitor glucose levels at home, rather than at a hospital.
Pain Researcher Quits Academia, Takes Lab Home with Him
Pain Researcher Quits Academia, Takes Lab Home with Him
Jef Akst | May 1, 2021
After resigning from the University of New England last year, Geoffrey Bove continues to study the effects of massage on rats in a facility he set up in his house.
Pandemic Accelerates Trend Toward Remote Clinical Trials
Pandemic Accelerates Trend Toward Remote Clinical Trials
Jef Akst | May 1, 2021
Now more than ever before, recruiting patients for a research study doesn’t have to mean getting them to leave their homes.
Opinion: Include Public Outreach Plans in Grant Requirements
Opinion: Include Public Outreach Plans in Grant Requirements
Matthew Woodruff, Alexander Woodruff | Apr 29, 2021
Tying federal research funding to scientists’ efforts to inform and engage the public can help fix widespread indifference to science.
Supply Shortages Hit Life Science Labs Hard
Supply Shortages Hit Life Science Labs Hard
Shawna Williams | Apr 21, 2021
The pandemic continues to make it difficult for researchers to get reagents and other materials in high demand for COVID-19 research and testing, threatening experiments’ progress and scientists’ careers.
Wildfire Overtakes University of Cape Town Campus
Wildfire Overtakes University of Cape Town Campus
Lisa Winter | Apr 19, 2021
Priceless collections of books, manuscripts, and personal papers have been lost.
NAS Considers Expulsion of Two Scientists for Sexual Harassment
NAS Considers Expulsion of Two Scientists for Sexual Harassment
Catherine Offord | Apr 14, 2021
The National Academy of Sciences is reviewing complaints about astronomer Geoffrey Marcy and geneticist Francisco Ayala, who left their academic positions following investigations at their institutions.
President Biden Proposes Creating Two DARPA-Like Agencies
President Biden Proposes Creating Two DARPA-Like Agencies
Lisa Winter | Apr 12, 2021
These new initiatives would tackle problems relating to health and climate.
EPA Purges Trump Administration&rsquo;s Science Advisors
EPA Purges Trump Administration’s Science Advisors
Lisa Winter | Apr 1, 2021
The agency says that to “reset” the advisory boards and bolster “scientific integrity,” more than 40 advisors appointed during former President Donald Trump’s tenure have been let go.
Top <em>JAMA</em> Editor on Leave in Fallout Over Racism Podcast
Top JAMA Editor on Leave in Fallout Over Racism Podcast
Shawna Williams | Mar 26, 2021
The move follows widespread criticism of the episode and its promotion, and the resignation of the podcast’s host.
Moncef Slaoui Fired by GSK Amid Sexual Harassment Claims
Moncef Slaoui Fired by GSK Amid Sexual Harassment Claims
Lisa Winter | Mar 24, 2021
The former GlaxoSmithKline executive had led the US government’s Operation Warp Speed COVID-19 vaccine program during the Trump administration.
Researchers Develop Standards for Reporting Polygenic Risk Scores
Researchers Develop Standards for Reporting Polygenic Risk Scores
Marcus A. Banks | Mar 17, 2021
Current reporting about the contribution of genetic variations to a person’s risk of disease is often incomplete and hard to interpret, according to the authors of a set of best practices for presenting such information.