Armchair Virologists
Armchair Virologists
Pretending to be a javelin aficionado is one thing. Professing to have real insight into the ongoing pandemic is quite another.
Armchair Virologists
Armchair Virologists

Pretending to be a javelin aficionado is one thing. Professing to have real insight into the ongoing pandemic is quite another.

Pretending to be a javelin aficionado is one thing. Professing to have real insight into the ongoing pandemic is quite another.

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US Looks to Block Chinese Grad Students’ and Researchers’ Visas
US Looks to Block Chinese Grad Students’ and Researchers’ Visas
Ashley Yeager | May 28, 2020
Administration officials and lawmakers say the move is to shore up national security threats, but university professors argue such cancellations represent targeted discrimination.
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.
BARDA Director Departs Post Overseeing COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts
BARDA Director Departs Post Overseeing COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts
Jef Akst | Apr 22, 2020
Rick Bright will no longer head the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority and will instead work at the National Institutes of Health on diagnostics for SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Special Report
What Do Antibody Tests For SARS-CoV-2 Tell Us About Immunity?
What Do Antibody Tests For SARS-CoV-2 Tell Us About Immunity?
Katarina Zimmer | Apr 15, 2020
Studies from serum samples could transform our understanding of the spread of COVID-19, but what antibodies alone say about immunity is not yet clear.
The Effects of Physical Isolation on the Pandemic Quantified
The Effects of Physical Isolation on the Pandemic Quantified
David Adam | Apr 10, 2020
Social distancing measures are based on limited data. As much of the world remains stuck in lockdown, researchers are trying to measure the benefits.
European Research Council President Resigns
European Research Council President Resigns
Amy Schleunes | Apr 8, 2020
Mauro Ferrari says the organization’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is inadequate, but ERC members claim his proposals didn’t align with the mission of the council.
U Rochester Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Settled for $9.4 Million
U Rochester Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Settled for $9.4 Million
Amy Schleunes | Mar 30, 2020
Nine former students and faculty members who sued the institution in 2017 over its handling of sexual harassment claims will contribute a portion of the settlement to those whose careers suffered as a result.
Governments Must Ramp Up COVID-19 Testing, Says WHO
Governments Must Ramp Up COVID-19 Testing, Says WHO
Catherine Offord | Mar 18, 2020
The World Health Organization warns that a lack of data on how many people have the disease could undermine containment and mitigation efforts in many countries.
Coronavirus’s Effect on Autism Research May Have Lasting Effects
Coronavirus’s Effect on Autism Research May Have Lasting Effects
Peter Hess | Mar 18, 2020
Labs are trying to figure out who will care for animals and organoids and some clinical trials are put on hold.