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Opinion: In Publishing, Don’t Make the Perfect the Enemy of the Good
All members of the scientific community must commit to taking the risks needed to change how research is shared and evaluated.
Opinion: In Publishing, Don’t Make the Perfect the Enemy of the Good
Opinion: In Publishing, Don’t Make the Perfect the Enemy of the Good

All members of the scientific community must commit to taking the risks needed to change how research is shared and evaluated.

All members of the scientific community must commit to taking the risks needed to change how research is shared and evaluated.

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Sex of Researcher Influences Ketamine’s Effects in Mice: Study
Shawna Williams | Sep 8, 2022 | 3 min read
The findings likely have implications for animal research far beyond the study of antidepressants.
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Professors at Bombed Kharkiv University Struggle to Continue Their Work
Stefan Weichert | Jun 2, 2022 | 5 min read
With the Russian army nearby, faculty at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University in Ukraine are trying to return to normal.
Realizing the Potential of Spatial Biology for a Noncanonical Model 
Realizing the Potential of Spatial Biology for a Noncanonical Model
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
In this webinar, Shaye Hagler will discuss the unexplored capabilities of ChipCytometryTM Spatial Multiplexing Technology for advancing spatial biology research.
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UK Funding Agency Apologizes for Role in Researchfish Controversy
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Apr 20, 2022 | 3 min read
Researchfish is a platform commonly used to track the status of grants and the impacts of research. When academics were critical of the company online, Researchfish shared these comments with the largest funding agency in the UK, and the scientists’ comments were sometimes shared with their employers.
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Amid the Terror of War, Efforts to Keep Science Alive in Ukraine
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 28, 2022 | 10+ min read
Ukrainian scientists and universities face extraordinary challenges as the Russian invasion continues.
Large-Scale Proteomics Drives Disease Research
Driving Disease Research and Therapeutics with Large-Scale Proteomics
The Scientist Creative Services Team and SomaLogic | 1 min read
Explore how technology enables large-scale proteomics for biomarker discovery and clinical application.
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Opinion: Using Data to Hire High-Impact Faculty
Georges Belfort | Dec 1, 2021 | 3 min read
Selecting researchers who will drive research agendas forward requires a more quantitative approach to interviewing.
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Walter Gratzer, Biophysical Chemist and Science Writer, Dies at 89
Chloe Tenn | Nov 23, 2021 | 2 min read
His career bridged impactful research in molecular biology and biochemistry with prolific science writing for academic and nonacademic audiences alike.
Stem Cell Transplant Treats Parkinson’s Disease in Monkeys
Roni Dengler, PhD | 4 min read
Personalized stem cells improved motor symptoms and depression signs in monkeys modeling Parkinson’s disease, paving the way for trials in human patients.
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HHMI Kickstarts $2 Billion Initiative to Boost Diversity in STEM
Chloe Tenn | Nov 23, 2021 | 7 min read
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute will invest the funds over 10 years across all stages of the STEM pipeline.
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Woman’s Body Appears to Rid Itself of HIV
Chloe Tenn | Nov 18, 2021 | 3 min read
Researchers report what appears to be the second case of a person’s immune system clearing the virus on its own.
Explore Diverse Topics with Digital Books
A Digital Library Designed for Scientists
The Scientist Creative Services Team and ACS Publications | 1 min read
Explore new areas and delve deeper into burning scientific questions with digital books.
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Opinion: In Defense of Preprints
Richard Sever and John Inglis | Nov 11, 2021 | 3 min read
In response to two November 2021 articles in The Scientist that called out preprints as a source of medical misinformation, the cofounders of bioRxiv and medRxiv say it’s not the publishing model that’s at fault.
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Q&A: Nearly Every Single Human Gene Can Be Linked to Cancer
Dan Robitzski | Oct 29, 2021 | 6 min read
The Scientist spoke with University of Liverpool aging and longevity researcher João Pedro de Magalhães about how human biases can influence scientific priorities and outcomes in genetics.
Optimizing Lab Ultrafiltration Workflows: From Molecule Separation to Diagnostics
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
This webinar will provide the latest guidance on innovative methods, products, tools, and considerations needed to optimize lab ultrafiltration workflows, with a particular emphasis on cell culture molecules.
student picket line strike
Harvard Student Strike a Warning to University
Chloe Tenn | Oct 29, 2021 | 4 min read
Graduate students planned a three-day-long strike to demand fair pay, union security, and improved protections against sexual harassment and discrimination. If an agreement isn’t met, the union says they may strike longer, potentially disrupting university research.
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Identical Twins Carry Distinctive Epigenetic Marks: Study
Chloe Tenn | Sep 30, 2021 | 2 min read
Researchers found more than 800 sites in the genome where the twins bore the same chemical tags.
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Supply Shortages Hit Life Science Labs Hard
Shawna Williams | Apr 21, 2021 | 6 min read
The pandemic continues to make it difficult for researchers to get reagents and other materials in high demand for COVID-19 research and testing, threatening experiments’ progress and scientists’ careers.
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Q&A: Unique Circumstances for Minority Scientists During COVID-19
Asher Jones | Mar 10, 2021 | 7 min read
Investigators from underrepresented groups have borne the brunt of the disruption to science from the pandemic, according to an opinion piece that outlines ways in which institutions can lessen the damage.
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