Stephen Warren, Icon of Fragile X Research, Dies at 67
Stephen Warren, Icon of Fragile X Research, Dies at 67
Lisa Winter | Sep 21, 2021
He famously identified the genetic mutation that causes the condition in 1991.
NIH Changes Extension Policy to Better Support Women PIs
NIH Changes Extension Policy to Better Support Women PIs
Chloe Tenn | Sep 20, 2021
The revision allows more time on previous extensions due to COVID-19 and other life events such as childbirth that disproportionately impact early-career women in science.  
2021 Ig Nobel Prizes Honor Decongestant Orgasms, Rhino Transport
2021 Ig Nobel Prizes Honor Decongestant Orgasms, Rhino Transport
Lisa Winter | Sep 14, 2021
A full beard can absorb nearly 40 percent of the shock from a punch to the face, according to one winning study.
Louisiana Scientists Are Still Reeling from Ida
Louisiana Scientists Are Still Reeling from Ida
Emma Yasinski | Sep 14, 2021
Some Louisiana research centers lost samples and reagents, and with power only just now being restored, there’s a long road ahead to full recovery.
A Surge in Pandemic Research Shines a Spotlight on Preprints
A Surge in Pandemic Research Shines a Spotlight on Preprints
Diana Kwon | Sep 10, 2021
Many scientists have turned to preprints to rapidly disseminate their research on COVID-19, but some disagree with this approach.
Lawmakers Request Information About Alzheimer’s Drug Approval
Lawmakers Request Information About Alzheimer’s Drug Approval
Annie Melchor | Sep 3, 2021
The FDA granted the drug, called Aduhelm, accelerated approval earlier this summer in a process that’s since drawn scrutiny.
Biomedical Innovations from Women Less Likely to be Adopted: Study
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.
September 2021 Interactive Crossword
September 2021 Interactive Crossword
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon | Sep 1, 2021
Try your hand at a sciency brainteaser.
Shane Campbell-Staton Dissects the Anthropocene
Shane Campbell-Staton Dissects the Anthropocene
Lisa Winter | Sep 1, 2021
The Princeton University evolutionary biologist studies how animals are changing due to human activity.
Ten Minute Sabbatical
Ten Minute Sabbatical
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon | Sep 1, 2021
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
New Chernobyl Initiative Aims to Boost Research on the Area
New Chernobyl Initiative Aims to Boost Research on the Area
Stefan Weichert | Sep 1, 2021
Sergii Mirnyi, one of the people who helped clean up after the 1986 disaster, says he founded Chornobyl University to promote much-needed interdisciplinary research on the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
When Researchers Sound the Alarm on Problematic Papers
When Researchers Sound the Alarm on Problematic Papers
Shawna Williams | Sep 1, 2021
Finding and reporting an irregularity in a published study can lead people down an unexpected path.
Opinion: What the History of Blood Transfusion Reveals About Risk
Opinion: What the History of Blood Transfusion Reveals About Risk
Paul A. Offit | Sep 1, 2021
Every medical intervention—even one with a centuries-long history—brings dangers, some of which become clear only later.
Edmond Fischer, Biochemist and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 101
Edmond Fischer, Biochemist and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 101
Lisa Winter | Aug 31, 2021
Fischer was recognized for his work with reversible protein phosphorylation.
Researchers in Ida’s Destructive Path Brace for Disruptions
Researchers in Ida’s Destructive Path Brace for Disruptions
Amanda Heidt, Annie Melchor | Aug 30, 2021
The storm, which made landfall over the weekend as a Category 4 hurricane and has since weakened, forced the evacuation of multiple Louisiana campuses.
Immunologist Thomas Hodge Dies of COVID-19 at 69
Immunologist Thomas Hodge Dies of COVID-19 at 69
Lisa Winter | Aug 30, 2021
A former academic and consultant, Hodge cofounded the CrisiScience Collective to help combat the pandemic.
Maurice Taieb, Geologist Who Discovered “Lucy” Site, Dies at 86
Maurice Taieb, Geologist Who Discovered “Lucy” Site, Dies at 86
Lisa Winter | Aug 27, 2021
Taieb recognized the potential importance of the Hadar Formation, where remains of the hominin Australopithecus afarensis were found only a few years later.
Cell Biologist David Sabatini Fired for Sexual Harassment
Cell Biologist David Sabatini Fired for Sexual Harassment
Shawna Williams | Aug 22, 2021
The researcher, known for his work on the mTOR signaling pathway, is no longer with MIT’s Whitehead Institute or HHMI following an investigation into his conduct.
Cellular Biologist Michael Mueckler Dies at 67
Cellular Biologist Michael Mueckler Dies at 67
Lisa Winter | Aug 18, 2021
His work centered on the mechanisms of glucose transport into cells.
Aubrey de Grey on Leave After Sexual Harassment Allegations
Aubrey de Grey on Leave After Sexual Harassment Allegations
Jef Akst | Aug 11, 2021
Last night, two women publicly accused the famed anti-aging researcher of inappropriately bringing up sex in the workplace, and they say they are not his only victims.