Susan Solomon looking into the camera
Lawyer Turned Stem Cell Advocate Susan Solomon Dies at 71
Her passion came from her son’s struggle with type 1 diabetes and the inability to find new treatments.
Lawyer Turned Stem Cell Advocate Susan Solomon Dies at 71
Lawyer Turned Stem Cell Advocate Susan Solomon Dies at 71

Her passion came from her son’s struggle with type 1 diabetes and the inability to find new treatments.

Her passion came from her son’s struggle with type 1 diabetes and the inability to find new treatments.

New York City
Microscopic image of a poliovirus
Polio Detected in New York City Wastewater
Andy Carstens | Aug 15, 2022
Analyses suggest the virus has been silently spreading in nearby counties since May.
Pandemic Accelerates Trend Toward Remote Clinical Trials
Jef Akst | May 1, 2021
Now more than ever before, recruiting patients for a research study doesn’t have to mean getting them to leave their homes.
Concerns Build Over Surgisphere’s COVID-19 Dataset
Catherine Offord | Jun 2, 2020
NEJM and The Lancet issue expressions of concern as researchers question where the company got its data on thousands of coronavirus patients.
Second US Coronavirus Death Confirmed in Washington State
Amy Schleunes | Mar 2, 2020
More cases emerge across the country as the global death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 3,000.
Judge Rules Unreported Clinical Trial Data Must Be Made Public
Amy Schleunes | Feb 26, 2020
The sponsors of upwards of 1,000 clinical trials may be forced to publish data that have gone unpublished over a 10-year period.
Pharma’s Ghost Labs Find New Life
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 1, 2019
Finding new tenants for former drug development sites isn’t always easy. But a new, thriving industry has materialized to do just that.
US Measles Cases Break Record Since Returning to Country
Catherine Offord | Apr 25, 2019
There are now more cases of measles in America than in any year since the disease was eradicated nearly 20 years ago.
New York Faces Worst Measles Outbreak in Decades
Catherine Offord | Jan 10, 2019
In one county alone, more than 100 cases have been confirmed since October.
Cities Can Serve as Cauldrons of Evolution
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2019
From changes in gene flow to adaptation, the effects of urbanization are shaping the evolutionary trajectories of plants and animals.
Thomas Frieden, Former CDC Chief, Arrested on Sexual Abuse Charges
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 24, 2018
A woman told police in July that Frieden groped her in his Brooklyn apartment in October 2017.
Image of the Day: City Slickers
The Scientist Staff | Jun 13, 2017
In recent years, New Yorkers have noted a drastic increase in the number of whale sightings within the city’s waterways.
NYC Rats Harbor Plague Fleas
Bob Grant | Mar 3, 2015
Researchers find Oriental rat fleas, the insects that can carry plague bacteria, on New York City-dwelling rodents.
Subway Microbiome
Jef Akst | Feb 9, 2015
Researchers document the bacterial life living among New York City’s transit stations.
NYC’s Pathogen-Riddled Rats
Bob Grant | Oct 15, 2014
Researchers find more than a dozen brand new viruses lurking in rodents inhabiting the Big Apple.
Science Museum Reformer Dies
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 8, 2014
Alan Friedman, who renovated and reinvigorated the New York Hall of Science and pioneered interactive hands-on exhibits, has passed away at age 71.
New Bug on the Block
Tracy Vence | Dec 9, 2013
Scientists have identified a species of cockroach never before seen in the U.S., which was spotted last summer on Manhattan’s West Side.
Bribes for Research Data
Kate Yandell | May 22, 2013
Three NIH-funded scientists have been arrested for sharing nonpublic data with a company and a Chinese government-sponsored institute.
Sandy’s Impact on Science
Jef Akst | Nov 4, 2012
More stories surface about how last week’s super storm is affecting research up and down the coast—and how science is fighting back.
NYC Science Stunned by Sandy
Dan Cossins | Nov 1, 2012
Super storm Sandy wreaks havoc on researchers across New York City, destroying samples, killing lab animals, and cutting power to much of Manhattan.