BioHub Network Aims to Advance Sharing of Pathogens for Research
BioHub Network Aims to Advance Sharing of Pathogens for Research
The World Health Organization–led program will promote equity in addition to facilitating access to samples, a WHO official involved in the project tells The Scientist.
BioHub Network Aims to Advance Sharing of Pathogens for Research
BioHub Network Aims to Advance Sharing of Pathogens for Research

The World Health Organization–led program will promote equity in addition to facilitating access to samples, a WHO official involved in the project tells The Scientist.

The World Health Organization–led program will promote equity in addition to facilitating access to samples, a WHO official involved in the project tells The Scientist.

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Gene Exchange Among Gut Bacteria Is Linked to Industrialization
Gene Exchange Among Gut Bacteria Is Linked to Industrialization
Catherine Offord | Mar 31, 2021
A study of human populations around the world detects differing rates of horizontal gene transfer in the microbiome depending on what kind of society those people live in.
Science with Borders: Researchers Navigate Red Tape
Science with Borders: Researchers Navigate Red Tape
Max Kozlov | Mar 1, 2021
Scientists who work with foreign biological specimens face a patchwork of permits that threaten to block their projects, with potentially harmful consequences for the ecosystems they study.
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.
Racial Profiling Concerns Amid Crackdown on Scholars’ 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.
Researchers from All Over the World Pitch In to Fight COVID-19
Researchers from All Over the World Pitch In to Fight COVID-19
The Scientist Staff | Jul 7, 2020
Scientists are lending their expertise—whatever it may be—to help develop tests, medical devices, and other tools to try to save lives during the pandemic.
Opinion: Scientists in the US and China Collaborating on COVID-19
Opinion: Scientists in the US and China Collaborating on COVID-19
Jenny J. Lee, John P. Haupt | Jun 22, 2020
Despite high-profile political tensions between the two countries, researchers in the US and China are working together now more than ever, according to our bibliometric study.
The Pandemic’s Effects on Recruiting International STEM Trainees
The Pandemic’s Effects on Recruiting International STEM Trainees
Abby Olena | Apr 29, 2020
The closure of visa offices, travel and immigration restrictions, and general anxiety create barriers for the international graduate students and postdocs who play a huge role in research in the United States.
Border Closing Strands Professors, Students in Peru
Border Closing Strands Professors, Students in Peru
Shawna Williams | Mar 20, 2020
Under lockdown in a hotel, members of a plant ecology course continue to work and study as they seek a way to return home.
Publishing in English Presents Challenges for International Authors
Publishing in English Presents Challenges for International Authors
Jef Akst | Mar 10, 2020
When submitting manuscripts to Western journals, authors face issues that go beyond language barriers.
Opinion: Disclosures Scientists Must Make of Foreign Ties
Opinion: Disclosures Scientists Must Make of Foreign Ties
Derek Adams, Kristen Schwendinger | Feb 12, 2020
Federal science agencies vary in their requirements. Here’s how researchers can follow the rules.
Brazilian Government Limits Academics’ Conference Attendance
Brazilian Government Limits Academics’ Conference Attendance
Kerry Grens | Feb 11, 2020
The Ministry of Education’s new rule says only one federally employed researcher per institution can attend international scholarly meetings, Times Higher Education reports.
Iranian Students Denied Entry to US
Iranian Students Denied Entry to US
Kerry Grens | Jan 28, 2020
Despite having valid visas to attend universities, more than a dozen would-be graduate students have been detained at the airport and sent back to Iran in recent months.
Congress Set to Form Groups to Protect US Research Security
Congress Set to Form Groups to Protect US Research Security
Emily Makowski | Dec 11, 2019
The National Defense Authorization Act calls for a new task force and roundtable to limit foreign government involvement in federally funded research.
Do English-Only Policies Foster or Damage Inclusivity in Science?
Do English-Only Policies Foster or Damage Inclusivity in Science?
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2019
Speaking a common language is key to a well-integrated team, but guidance is sparse on what—if anything—principal investigators should do about it.
Science Under Maximum Pressure in Iran
Science Under Maximum Pressure in Iran
David Adam | Sep 13, 2019
From travel restrictions and publishing bans to currency collapse, the restoration of US sanctions has left researchers in Iran reeling.
Questions Surround Canadian Shipment of Deadly Viruses to China
Questions Surround Canadian Shipment of Deadly Viruses to China
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 9, 2019
The same Winnipeg lab that sent Ebola and Henipah viruses to Beijing recently removed a number of researchers for an “administrative issue.”
First Human–Monkey Chimeras Developed in China
First Human–Monkey Chimeras Developed in China
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 5, 2019
The researchers aim to grow transplantable human organs from primate embryos.
As Visa Difficulties Persist, Scientists Push for Change
As Visa Difficulties Persist, Scientists Push for Change
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 10, 2019
Individual researchers and science societies are finding solutions so colleagues around the globe can attend conferences, from remote presentations to relocating conferences.
China Clamps Down on Foreign Use of Chinese Genetic Material and Data
China Clamps Down on Foreign Use of Chinese Genetic Material and Data
Emma Yasinski | Jun 17, 2019
New rules, which require international scientists to have a Chinese collaborator, go into effect July 1.