Laskers Go to Immunologists, Developers of Breast Cancer Therapy
Laskers Go to Immunologists, Developers of Breast Cancer Therapy
The 2019 Lasker medical and research awards celebrate advances in scientists’ understanding of T and B cells, Herceptin antibodies for treating breast cancer, and vaccine coverage around the globe.
Laskers Go to Immunologists, Developers of Breast Cancer Therapy
Laskers Go to Immunologists, Developers of Breast Cancer Therapy

The 2019 Lasker medical and research awards celebrate advances in scientists’ understanding of T and B cells, Herceptin antibodies for treating breast cancer, and vaccine coverage around the globe.

The 2019 Lasker medical and research awards celebrate advances in scientists’ understanding of T and B cells, Herceptin antibodies for treating breast cancer, and vaccine coverage around the globe.

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Opinion: The Value of Collaborations in the Emerging and Developing World
Opinion: The Value of Collaborations in the Emerging and Developing World
Mohamed Boudjelal | Aug 20, 2018
Scientists can foster new talent, find new funding options, and tap into business opportunities by forging relationships between researchers in emerging, developing and developed nations.
Rotavirus Vaccine’s Success Influenced By Gut Microbes
Rotavirus Vaccine’s Success Influenced By Gut Microbes
Abby Olena | Aug 8, 2018
Antibiotics boost men’s responses to the oral rotavirus vaccine.
A Vast Majority of the World’s Population Breathes Unsafe Air
A Vast Majority of the World’s Population Breathes Unsafe Air
Catherine Offord | Apr 17, 2018
A new report estimates that 95 percent of people live in areas with dangerously high levels of fine particulate matter such as dust and soot.
USB Stick Rapidly Detects HIV
USB Stick Rapidly Detects HIV
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 14, 2016
The prototype blood test could eventually be used to diagnose infections in resource-poor regions.
First Dengue Vax Approved
First Dengue Vax Approved
Kerry Grens | Dec 11, 2015
Mexico’s health ministry has OKed the vaccine for people between nine and 45 years old.
Microfluidics Within Reach
Microfluidics Within Reach
Kate Yandell | Mar 9, 2015
A programmable, hand-operated microfluidic device could help researchers designing more-accessible diagnostics.
Smartphone Diagnostic
Smartphone Diagnostic
Jef Akst | Feb 5, 2015
Researchers design a device that attaches to a smartphone to test for diverse infectious diseases from a drop of blood.
Giving the Gift of Sight
Giving the Gift of Sight
The Scientist Staff | Sep 30, 2014
See global ophthalmologist Geoff Tabin describe his experiences performing cataract surgeries in Nepal and Africa.
A Farewell  to Parasites
A Farewell to Parasites
Nsikan Akpan | Sep 1, 2013
Despite a fierce civil war, scientists led a 14-year grassroots campaign that has eradicated a parasitic disease from northern Sudan.
Out of Sight
Out of Sight
Nsikan Akpan | Aug 31, 2013
The community-based healthcare effort that helped stamp out river blindness in one area of Sudan
Fighting River Blindness
Fighting River Blindness
Nsikan Akpan | Aug 31, 2013
The debilitating parasitic disease, onchocerciasis, is all but vanquished in one corner of Sudan, thanks to a community-wide health effort.
Misconduct Around the Globe
Misconduct Around the Globe
Richard Smith and Tracey Koehlmoos | Jun 1, 2013
Research misconduct is not limited to the developed world, but few countries anywhere are responding adequately.
It Takes a Village
It Takes a Village
Beth Marie Mole | Jun 1, 2013
Scientists working in developing countries find that giving back to local communities enriches their own research.
Making Good on Research
Making Good on Research
Beth Marie Mole | May 31, 2013
Scientists working in developing nations who engage in capacity building find it bolsters the lives of locals and their own work.
Opinion: Open-Access for the 3rd World
Opinion: Open-Access for the 3rd World
Cherry Mae Ignacio | Mar 21, 2013
Scientists should submit their work to open-access repositories to support research in parts of the world that don’t have access to the vast libraries of pay-wall-constrained literature.
Opinion: Diagnostics Needed
Opinion: Diagnostics Needed
Mark Kessel | Jan 10, 2013
Resource-limited countries are in desperate need of better diagnostic tests for life-threatening illnesses.
A Dime a Dozen
A Dime a Dozen
Megan Scudellari | Jan 1, 2013
Affordable diagnostic tests tackle the world’s most pressing health problems.
Paper Tests Get Cheap
Tia Ghose | Sep 28, 2011
Diagnostic test strips that cost just pennies can test for liver damage, mold, and milk spoilage in the developing world.