Supply Shortages Hit Life Science Labs Hard
Supply Shortages Hit Life Science Labs Hard
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.
Supply Shortages Hit Life Science Labs Hard
Supply Shortages Hit Life Science Labs Hard

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.

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
Q&A: Unique Circumstances for Minority Scientists During COVID-19
Asher Jones | Mar 10, 2021
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.
The Promise of Scientific Partnerships with People on the Spectrum
The Promise of Scientific Partnerships with People on the Spectrum
Laura Dattaro | Jan 18, 2021
Five collaborations involving autistic scientists and experts are advancing autism research, from lending support for theories of the condition to shoring up trials of new treatments.
California Wildfires Threaten UC Campus, Telescopes
California Wildfires Threaten UC Campus, Telescopes
Ashley Yeager | Aug 21, 2020
Thousands of acres have burned across the northern part of the state, forcing the evacuation of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and posing a serious threat to Lick Observatory.
Optimizing Lab Ultrafiltration Workflows: From Molecule Separation to Diagnostics
Optimizing Lab Ultrafiltration Workflows: From Molecule Separation to Diagnostics
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Aug 20, 2020
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.
Research Slated for Fall Will Stumble Without Undergraduates
Research Slated for Fall Will Stumble Without Undergraduates
Amanda Heidt | Aug 10, 2020
Junior faculty in particular may lose ground as undergrad students remain barred from university labs.
Most Members of Federal Fetal Tissue Ethics Panel Oppose Abortion
Most Members of Federal Fetal Tissue Ethics Panel Oppose Abortion
Lisa Winter | Aug 3, 2020
The members of a new advisory board to the NIH met for the first time and will weigh in on federal funding for grants that rely on donated tissue from abortions.
New Journal to Publish Reviews of COVID-19 Preprints
New Journal to Publish Reviews of COVID-19 Preprints
Amanda Heidt | Jun 29, 2020
The open access publication will use AI to identify the most pressing manuscripts in need of peer review.
Trump Suspends H-1B Immigration Visas for Foreign Workers
Trump Suspends H-1B Immigration Visas for Foreign Workers
Amanda Heidt | Jun 23, 2020
The executive order introduces new measures to curb international competition for US jobs, including highly skilled positions in research and academia.
Opinion: Scientists in the US and China Collaborating on COVID-19
Opinion: Scientists in the US and China Collaborating on COVID-19
Jenny J. Lee, John P. Haupt | Jun 22, 2020
Despite high-profile political tensions between the two countries, researchers in the US and China are working together now more than ever, according to our bibliometric study.
N95 Respirators Can Be Decontaminated from SARS-CoV-2
N95 Respirators Can Be Decontaminated from SARS-CoV-2
Amy Schleunes | Apr 19, 2020
Vaporized hydrogen peroxide is the most effective decontamination method for masks that had been exposed to the coronavirus in a recent study.
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.
Scientists Around the Globe Pivot Their Research to SARS-CoV-2
Scientists Around the Globe Pivot Their Research to SARS-CoV-2
Diana Kwon | Apr 6, 2020
Researchers have rapidly identified ways to apply their expertise to help end the pandemic.
Animal Facilities Make Tough Decisions as Pandemic Closes Labs
Animal Facilities Make Tough Decisions as Pandemic Closes Labs
Abby Olena | Mar 27, 2020
Many researchers have stopped breeding mice, reduced the size of colonies, and established contingency plans in case animal care staff get sick.
Universities Issue Hiring Freezes in Response to COVID-19
Universities Issue Hiring Freezes in Response to COVID-19
Amy Schleunes | Mar 26, 2020
Graduate students and postdocs are left wondering about the implications for their academic careers.
Bay Area Researchers Close Labs Under New Restrictions
Bay Area Researchers Close Labs Under New Restrictions
The Scientist Staff | Mar 17, 2020
Under an area-wide “shelter in place” order, scientists at some of the world’s leading universities scramble to continue working while confined to their homes.
UK to Recruit Top Scientists in New Visa Program
UK to Recruit Top Scientists in New Visa Program
Amy Schleunes | Jan 27, 2020
The fast-track Global Talent visa will have no cap on the number of researchers able to come to the UK.
Image of the Day: 70 Years of Disease Research
Image of the Day: 70 Years of Disease Research
Amy Schleunes | Jan 21, 2020
A video chronicles the course of disease research and prompts questions about where scientists may focus their studies in the future.
China Catches Up with the US in Science and Tech
China Catches Up with the US in Science and Tech
Catherine Offord | Jan 17, 2020
A new report from the National Science Board identifies changes in the US’s global R&D investment and output, as well as in the country’s science and engineering workforce in recent years.
Scientists Report Stress, Bullying, and Harassment in New Survey
Scientists Report Stress, Bullying, and Harassment in New Survey
Amy Schleunes | Jan 15, 2020
The results shed light on a research culture that encourages “unkind and aggressive conditions.”