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Public Health Leader Dies
Kerry Grens | Oct 26, 2016
Jack Woodall, an epidemiologist and former columnist at
cofounded the infectious disease outbreak reporting system ProMED.
Fighting Zika with Bacteria-Laden Mosquitos
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 26, 2016
Scientists in South America are testing the strategy of infecting mosquitos with
, an approach intended to reduce Zika transmission.
When Nobel Laureates Earn Their Awards
Jef Akst | Oct 3, 2016
Winners in the Physiology or Medicine category are trending older, even though they’re completing their award-winning research when they are about the same age, according to an analysis.
The Narcissistic Scientist
Bruno Lemaitre | Oct 1, 2016
Are leading researchers driven more by the quest for knowledge or the pursuit of fame?
Thirty Years of Lab Safety
Michal Barski | Oct 1, 2016
From mouth pipetting to automated liquid handling, life-science labs have gotten much safer over the past three decades.
Church on the Late Show
Staff | Sep 30, 2016
Harvard biologist George Church talks gene therapy, aging, and reviving the woolly mammoth with Stephen Colbert.
Book Excerpt from
An Essay on Science and Narcissism
Bruno Lemaitre | Sep 30, 2016
In Chapter 3, "Determining Narcissism in Science with Real-Life Examples," author Bruno Lemaitre considers Niels Jerne.
Congress Approves $1.1 Billion for Zika
Kerry Grens | Sep 30, 2016
The money will go toward vaccine development and assisting communities at risk.
Mosquitoes Also Spread Zika?
Tracy Vence | Sep 29, 2016
Researchers report conflicting results.
Does Productivity Diminish Research Quality?
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 28, 2016
More papers correlate with top-cited research for more-established academics, but not newly minted professors, according to a study.