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Supply Shortages Hit Life Science Labs Hard
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.
Supply Shortages Hit Life Science Labs Hard
Supply Shortages Hit Life Science Labs Hard

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.

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.

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From Nature Lover to Structural Biologist: A Scientist’s Journey
Asher Jones | Feb 26, 2021
A gift of medical books from an unlikely source spurred Chrystal Starbird’s scientific career. She talks about what motivates her research on cell surface receptors and the obstacles she has faced as a Black woman in academia.
COVID-19 Ushers in the Future of Conferences
Abby Olena | Sep 28, 2020
The pandemic has forced scientists everywhere to rethink in-person conferences, but some researchers have already been urging changes.  
Research Slated for Fall Will Stumble Without Undergraduates
Amanda Heidt | Aug 10, 2020
Junior faculty in particular may lose ground as undergrad students remain barred from university labs.
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.
Universities Issue Hiring Freezes in Response to COVID-19
Amy Schleunes | Mar 26, 2020
Graduate students and postdocs are left wondering about the implications for their academic careers.
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After Conference Cancellations, Some Scientists Find a Way
Diana Kwon | Mar 23, 2020
As scores of academic meetings get upended due to COVID-19, researchers are turning to virtual replacements.
Opinion: Postdocs as Competent Peer Reviewers
Gary McDowell and Rebeccah S. Lijek | Jan 22, 2020
Constructively critiquing the scientific literature should be an essential part of the postdoctoral experience, and early career researchers have shown that they are up to the task.
Financial Aid Recipients Breaking Funding Rules: Investigation
Catherine Offord | Nov 22, 2019
Many early-career clinical scientists receiving support through the NIH’s Loan Repayment Program have accepted disallowed industry funding, Science reveals.
Scholars Boycott Meeting, Citing Misconduct Accusations
Shawna Williams | Aug 30, 2019
The European Society for the study of Human Evolution (ESHE) faces criticism after public allegations emerge that its president engaged in sexual harassment and bullying.
If members don’t explicitly believe gender discrimination exists, they allow implicit stereotypes to sway their decision-making, according to a new analysis of real-world hiring decisions.
Biased Evaluation Committees Promote Fewer Women
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 26, 2019
If members don’t explicitly believe gender discrimination exists, they allow implicit stereotypes to sway their decision-making, according to a new analysis of real-world hiring decisions.
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A New Fund Pledges to Help Scientists in Africa Start Their Own Labs
Munyaradzi Makoni | Apr 26, 2019
A lack of resources ordinarily blocks young researchers on the continent from scholarly independence, but long-term support is no guarantee.