Initiative Recruits Scientist-Volunteers to Aid COVID-19 Research
Initiative Recruits Scientist-Volunteers to Aid COVID-19 Research
Born of researchers’ frustration with not being able to contribute during the pandemic, Crowdfight COVID-19 has matched hundreds of SARS-CoV-2 projects with people who can help.
Initiative Recruits Scientist-Volunteers to Aid COVID-19 Research
Initiative Recruits Scientist-Volunteers to Aid COVID-19 Research

Born of researchers’ frustration with not being able to contribute during the pandemic, Crowdfight COVID-19 has matched hundreds of SARS-CoV-2 projects with people who can help.

Born of researchers’ frustration with not being able to contribute during the pandemic, Crowdfight COVID-19 has matched hundreds of SARS-CoV-2 projects with people who can help.

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A Citizen Scientist Makes Her Mark in Microbiome Research
A Citizen Scientist Makes Her Mark in Microbiome Research
Amy Schleunes | Jun 1, 2020
The BioCollective, a company that transforms whole stool samples into microbial metadata, is developing the US’s first national microbiome reference material.
How Squirrels Use Bird Chatter to Assess Safety
How Squirrels Use Bird Chatter to Assess Safety
Shawna Williams | Jun 1, 2020
An undergraduate research project finds the animals are tuned in to reassuring information from other species.
The Hidden World of Millipede Sex
The Hidden World of Millipede Sex
Yao-Hua Law | Jun 1, 2020
Researchers use advanced imaging techniques to see what happens when a male and a female mate.
Did Contaminated Water Exacerbate Brazilian Babies’ Zika Symptoms?
Did Contaminated Water Exacerbate Brazilian Babies’ Zika Symptoms?
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2020
Elevated levels of a neurotoxin in northeastern Brazil’s drinking water and a high incidence of microcephaly in the region led scientists to look for a link, and they found one.
How Immune Cells Make the Brain Forget
How Immune Cells Make the Brain Forget
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2020
Microglia ingest nerve cell connections, leading to the loss of information stored in neuronal circuits.
Study Probes Brain Activity in Survivors of Paris Terror Attacks
Study Probes Brain Activity in Survivors of Paris Terror Attacks
Jef Akst | May 1, 2020
Those who had developed PTSD appear to be less able to suppress unwanted memories—traumatic or not—suggesting a role for the general ability to control memory recall in the disorder.
Cannabis Increases Propensity for False Memories
Cannabis Increases Propensity for False Memories
Amy Schleunes | May 1, 2020
Virtual reality experiments reveal that the popular drug may make the brain more open to misremembering.
Can Zapping the Brain Boost Memory?
Can Zapping the Brain Boost Memory?
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2020
The California-based company Humm has developed a “bioelectric memory patch” to improve working memory, but some experts question the efficacy of the device.
Colon Cancer Uses a Regenerative Playbook to Metastasize
Colon Cancer Uses a Regenerative Playbook to Metastasize
Shawna Williams | Apr 1, 2020
A study finds similarities between cells that heal wounds and those that lead deadly cancerous invasions.