Pain Researcher Quits Academia, Takes Lab Home with Him
Pain Researcher Quits Academia, Takes Lab Home with Him
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.
Pain Researcher Quits Academia, Takes Lab Home with Him
Pain Researcher Quits Academia, Takes Lab Home with Him

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.

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.

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US Lawmakers Propose Doubling of NSF Funding
US Lawmakers Propose Doubling of NSF Funding
Asher Jones | Mar 29, 2021
A bipartisan bill aims to increase the National Science Foundation’s budget over the next five years and form a new technology directorate.
Bryan Sykes, Ancestral Genetics Expert, Dies at 73
Bryan Sykes, Ancestral Genetics Expert, Dies at 73
Lisa Winter | Jan 12, 2021
Sykes sequenced famous ancient remains, such as Ötzi and Cheddar Man, and was one of the first researchers to use mitochondrial DNA to trace genetic lineages.
Steps to End “Colonial Science” Slowly Take Shape
Steps to End “Colonial Science” Slowly Take Shape
Ashley Yeager | Jan 1, 2021
Scientists from countries with fewer resources are pushing collaborators from higher-income countries to shed biases and behaviors that perpetuate social stratification in the research community.
Opinion: Blowing the Whistle on Research Grant Fraud
Opinion: Blowing the Whistle on Research Grant Fraud
Joseph Gentile | Jan 1, 2021
Reporting cases of misconduct in the context of federal science funding can be a daunting task. But mechanisms to support whistleblowers do exist.
The Top Retractions of 2020
The Top Retractions of 2020
Retraction Watch | Dec 15, 2020
The Retraction Watch team takes a look at the most important publishing mistakes this year.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2020 issue of The Scientist.
For a Hefty Fee, <em>Nature</em> Journals Offer Open-Access Publishing
For a Hefty Fee, Nature Journals Offer Open-Access Publishing
Diana Kwon | Nov 24, 2020
Academics will soon be able to make articles freely available in Nature-branded journals for €9,500—with a discounted option available under a pilot program that provides review, but no guarantee of acceptance.
Voters in California Extend Life of Stem Cell Funding Agency
Voters in California Extend Life of Stem Cell Funding Agency
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 13, 2020
The state will take on additional debt to finance CIRM, which will now continue to fund stem cell research, training, and clinical trials.
Scientists, Publishers Debate Paychecks for Peer Reviewers
Scientists, Publishers Debate Paychecks for Peer Reviewers
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2020
While some academics have called for compensation for assessing other scientists’ work, publishers haven’t warmed to the idea.
Mexican Senate Votes to Cut Research Funding, Disaster Relief
Mexican Senate Votes to Cut Research Funding, Disaster Relief
Lisa Winter | Oct 22, 2020
Government leaders claim the reductions are necessary to free up assets to deal with COVID-19 and address corruption in research.
<em>The Lancet&nbsp;</em>Alters Editorial Practices After Surgisphere Scandal
The Lancet Alters Editorial Practices After Surgisphere Scandal
Catherine Offord | Sep 22, 2020
The changes, which affect the declarations authors have to sign and the peer-review process, have received a mixed response from the scientific community.
Racial Profiling Concerns Amid Crackdown on Scholars&rsquo; China Ties
Racial Profiling Concerns Amid Crackdown on Scholars’ China Ties
Diana Kwon | Sep 17, 2020
Several organizations suggest that a case against a University of Kansas professor is the latest example of the US government targeting researchers for their ethnicity.
Scientists Oppose NSF&rsquo;s New Graduate Fellowship Priority
Scientists Oppose NSF’s New Graduate Fellowship Priority
Kerry Grens | Aug 7, 2020
More than 3,000 researchers have signed on to a petition that expresses concern over the agency’s 2021 application for the funding program, which emphasizes three areas of computational science and might further disadvantage underrepresented groups.
Most Members of Federal Fetal Tissue Ethics Panel Oppose Abortion
Most Members of Federal Fetal Tissue Ethics Panel Oppose Abortion
Lisa Winter | Aug 3, 2020
The members of a new advisory board to the NIH met for the first time and will weigh in on federal funding for grants that rely on donated tissue from abortions.
Foreign Researchers Accused of Hiding Links to Chinese Military
Foreign Researchers Accused of Hiding Links to Chinese Military
Amanda Heidt | Jul 24, 2020
Four Chinese nationals have been charged with visa fraud after revelations that they sent information on the layout of US labs and research carried out by colleagues back to China.
Publishers Develop Inclusive Name-Change Policies
Publishers Develop Inclusive Name-Change Policies
Emma Yasinski | Jul 14, 2020
Transgender scientists are seeing some success in advocating for standards that allow authors to change their names on previous work.
Italian Institute Revokes Appointment of Cancer Researcher
Italian Institute Revokes Appointment of Cancer Researcher
Catherine Offord | Jul 7, 2020
Pier Paolo Pandolfi left Harvard University last year following allegations of sexual harassment, and has since been accused of research misconduct.
When Your Supervisor Is Accused of Research Misconduct
When Your Supervisor Is Accused of Research Misconduct
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 1, 2020
Early career researchers face unique challenges when a senior collaborator becomes embroiled in allegations of scientific malpractice.
Armchair Virologists
Armchair Virologists
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2020
Pretending to be a javelin aficionado is one thing. Professing to have real insight into the ongoing pandemic is quite another.