Journals Open Access to Coronavirus Resources
Journals Open Access to Coronavirus Resources
Nearly 100 academic journals, societies, institutes, and companies sign a commitment to make research and data on COVID-19 freely available, at least for the duration of the outbreak.
Journals Open Access to Coronavirus Resources
Journals Open Access to Coronavirus Resources

Nearly 100 academic journals, societies, institutes, and companies sign a commitment to make research and data on COVID-19 freely available, at least for the duration of the outbreak.

Nearly 100 academic journals, societies, institutes, and companies sign a commitment to make research and data on COVID-19 freely available, at least for the duration of the outbreak.

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Where Coronaviruses Come From
Where Coronaviruses Come From
Shawna Williams | Jan 24, 2020
EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak speaks with The Scientist about how pathogens like 2019-nCoV jump species, and how to head off the next pandemic.
Zoonotic Disease Research Program Shut Down
Zoonotic Disease Research Program Shut Down
Emily Makowski | Oct 28, 2019
The USAID’s Predict program, which conducted animal virus surveillance and disease outbreak prevention training, is ending after its 10-year funding run.
Dogs in Southern China Host Several Strains of Flu
Dogs in Southern China Host Several Strains of Flu
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 6, 2018
They may be a prospective source for an influenza pandemic, researchers warn.  
Federal Ban Lifted on Studying Most Dangerous Pathogens
Federal Ban Lifted on Studying Most Dangerous Pathogens
Kerry Grens | Dec 19, 2017
Only a few labs will earn funding for such “gain-of-function” research on SARS, MERS, and other deadly diseases.
Epidemiologist Who Helped Eradicate Smallpox Dies
Epidemiologist Who Helped Eradicate Smallpox Dies
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 22, 2016
Donald Henderson, who led the World Health Organization’s fight against the disease in the 1960s and ’70s, has passed away at age 87.
Week in Review: September 2–6
Week in Review: September 2–6
Tracy Vence | Sep 6, 2013
More than 320,000 mammalian viruses lurk; evolution of echolocation in bats and dolphins; accumulation of mutations in drug-resistant tuberculosis; senior researchers reluctant to retire
Bird Flu Mutation Risk
Bird Flu Mutation Risk
Ed Yong | Jun 6, 2013
Some H5N1 and H7N9 bird flu viruses could be one mutation away from spreading efficiently between humans.
Deliberating Over Danger
The Scientist Staff | Mar 31, 2012
The creation of H5N1 bird flu strains that are transmissible between mammals has thrown the scientific community into a heated debate about whether such research should be allowed and how it should be regulated.
Double Flu Infections Pose Risk
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 4, 2011
The bird flu virus infected several people who were also sick with seasonal flu, risking a genetic mixing of the two that could result in a greater threat.