public outreach, disease & medicine
Microbial Masterpieces
Microbial Masterpieces
Jenny Rood | Feb 12, 2015
Artist Anicka Yi explores the beauty of bacteria.
Opinion: Debunking Junk
Opinion: Debunking Junk
Edward Marks | Feb 9, 2015
With more and more bad science infiltrating the media landscape, it’s time for researchers to speak up.
Experimental Ebola Drug Shows Promise
Experimental Ebola Drug Shows Promise
Tracy Vence | Sep 2, 2014
ZMapp effectively rescued macaques from Ebola in a small trial, but it could be several months before supplies of the drug meet the growing human demand for it.
WHO OKs Experimental Ebola Drugs
WHO OKs Experimental Ebola Drugs
Tracy Vence | Aug 13, 2014
But biotech firms’ supplies are dwindling.
Opinion: Beyond Partisanship in Biopolitics
Opinion: Beyond Partisanship in Biopolitics
Matthew C. Nisbet and Ezra M. Markowitz | Feb 18, 2014
Concerns about the relationship between science and society transcend traditional political differences.
Elder Pharmacology
Elder Pharmacology
Nir Barzilai | Jan 1, 2014
Studying and treating the chronic diseases associated with aging needs serious revamping.
Public View of Science in EU
Public View of Science in EU
Tracy Vence | Nov 18, 2013
A new public opinion poll shows European Union citizens feel favorably about science and technology, but in the dark about advances in the fields.
Opinion: Who We Work For
Opinion: Who We Work For
Mary Woolley | Nov 5, 2013
On winning hearts, minds, and votes for science
Book Excerpt from Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science
Book Excerpt from Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science
Christoph Irmscher | May 1, 2013
In Chapter 4, “Darwin’s Barnacles, Agassiz’s Jellyfish,” author Christoph Irmscher describes his subject’s obsession with marine organisms.
The King of Turtles
The King of Turtles
Christoph Irmscher | May 1, 2013
American naturalist Louis Agassiz had a zeal for collecting that encouraged a nation to engage with nature.