Support for Vaccine Challenge Trials Gains Momentum
Support for Vaccine Challenge Trials Gains Momentum
The idea of deliberately infecting volunteers with SARS-CoV-2 has garnered significant attention as a potential avenue to speedier development, as the World Health Organization weighs in with recommendations.
Support for Vaccine Challenge Trials Gains Momentum
Support for Vaccine Challenge Trials Gains Momentum

The idea of deliberately infecting volunteers with SARS-CoV-2 has garnered significant attention as a potential avenue to speedier development, as the World Health Organization weighs in with recommendations.

The idea of deliberately infecting volunteers with SARS-CoV-2 has garnered significant attention as a potential avenue to speedier development, as the World Health Organization weighs in with recommendations.

research ethics
Bioethicists Criticize WHO’s Malaria Vaccine Trial
Bioethicists Criticize WHO’s Malaria Vaccine Trial
Lisa Winter | Feb 28, 2020
The study, conducted in Malawi, Kenya, and Ghana, did not obtain informed consent from each parent whose child participated, but rather considered consent “implied” because of the particular experimental design.
Visiting Researcher Indicted for Failure to Disclose Military Role
Visiting Researcher Indicted for Failure to Disclose Military Role
Amy Schleunes | Feb 24, 2020
The case of a lieutenant in the Chinese army who studied physics at Boston University points to broader vulnerabilities in US academia, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Florida Cracks Down on Foreign Government Involvement in Research
Florida Cracks Down on Foreign Government Involvement in Research
Emily Makowski | Jan 15, 2020
Four University of Florida faculty members leave their jobs as a state committee that formed last month pledges to investigate individual researchers and institutions.
Cloning Scientist Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison
Cloning Scientist Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison
Jef Akst | Jan 14, 2020
More than five years after his arrest, Li Ning of China Agricultural University is convicted of stealing nearly $5 million of grant money.
Paper Used in Creationist Teaching Retracted After 30 Years
Paper Used in Creationist Teaching Retracted After 30 Years
Ashley Yeager | Nov 11, 2019
Criticism of the paper first surfaced in 1994, and its author was accused of scientific misconduct.
German Lab Faces Criminal Charges After Undercover Investigation
German Lab Faces Criminal Charges After Undercover Investigation
Shawna Williams | Oct 16, 2019
Video taken at the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology contract testing facility appears to show mistreatment of monkeys, dogs, and cats.
New Woes for MIT Media Lab
New Woes for MIT Media Lab
Ashley Yeager | Sep 24, 2019
Researchers say the Open Agricultural Initiative promoted a high-profile project with misleading claims, and documents show it violated state environmental regulations.
UCSD Eye Doctor Resigns After Investigation into Ties with ChinaUCSD Eye Doctor Resigns After Investigation into Ties with China
UCSD Eye Doctor Resigns After Investigation into Ties with China
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 23, 2019
The FDA and the university have audited Kang Zhang for breaches in bioethics and a failure to follow research protocols.
JHU Researchers Harmed Dogs, Animal Rights Group Argues
JHU Researchers Harmed Dogs, Animal Rights Group Argues
Ashley Yeager | Aug 15, 2019
Stop Animal Exploitation Now issues a federal complaint against Johns Hopkins scientists, saying they messed up surgeries on nine animals.