funding, infectious disease, science publishing
Sci-Hub Loses Domains and Access to Some Web Services
Sci-Hub Loses Domains and Access to Some Web Services
Diana Kwon | Feb 20, 2018
A few months after the American Chemical Society won its lawsuit against the pirate site, the game of virtual whack-a-mole continues.
CDC: Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far
CDC: Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far
Catherine Offord | Feb 16, 2018
The vaccine shows better-than-expected effectiveness against the most common and most virulent strain of influenza in children under 9 years old.
New CRISPR-Based Tools Flag Genetic Sequences and Log Data
New CRISPR-Based Tools Flag Genetic Sequences and Log Data
Diana Kwon | Feb 16, 2018
SHERLOCK and DETECTR can identify particular nucleic acid sequences, while CAMERA records events in human and bacterial cells.
Proposed Federal Budget Slashes Funds to EPA, CDC
Proposed Federal Budget Slashes Funds to EPA, CDC
Diana Kwon | Feb 13, 2018
Funds for the NIH and NSF would stay flat, while some agencies, including the FDA and NASA, would see increases.
NSF Will Require Reporting of Sexual Harassment
NSF Will Require Reporting of Sexual Harassment
Jim Daley | Feb 9, 2018
The agency could demand institutions it funds to remove researchers who are found guilty of misconduct from NSF-supported projects.  
Cuts to Prevention and Public Health Fund Puts CDC Programs at Risk
Cuts to Prevention and Public Health Fund Puts CDC Programs at Risk
Ashley Yeager | Feb 9, 2018
Reductions from the budget passed today and a $750-million shift of funds to the Children’s Health Insurance Program add pressure to public health initiatives, including immunizations and outbreak responses.
Canada Plans to Boost Basic Science Spending
Canada Plans to Boost Basic Science Spending
Catherine Offord | Feb 9, 2018
The federal budget, expected before the end of March, may substantially raise funding for research.
CDC Identifies Seoul Virus Outbreak Among Pet Rat Owners
CDC Identifies Seoul Virus Outbreak Among Pet Rat Owners
Diana Kwon | Feb 6, 2018
These are the first known cases of individuals catching the virus from their pets in Canada or the U.S.
How to Make Scientists Into Better Peer Reviewers
How to Make Scientists Into Better Peer Reviewers
Abby Olena | Feb 1, 2018
From efforts to increase the transparency of the review process to initiatives offering training, there are many attempts underway to make better reviewers out of researchers.
Flu Forecasters Predict This Year’s Season to Peak Early
Flu Forecasters Predict This Year’s Season to Peak Early
Christina Reed | Jan 23, 2018
Influenza cases normally top out in February. This year brought an early start and an early peak, but how long flu season will remain is uncertain.