West Nile Virus and Climate Change: It’s Complicated
West Nile Virus and Climate Change: It’s Complicated
Warmer temperatures are likely to increase the prevalence of the mosquito-borne disease in many places, but not all.
West Nile Virus and Climate Change: It’s Complicated
West Nile Virus and Climate Change: It’s Complicated

Warmer temperatures are likely to increase the prevalence of the mosquito-borne disease in many places, but not all.

Warmer temperatures are likely to increase the prevalence of the mosquito-borne disease in many places, but not all.

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Blood Clots a Very Rare Side Effect of AstraZeneca Vaccine: EMA
Blood Clots a Very Rare Side Effect of AstraZeneca Vaccine: EMA
Catherine Offord | Apr 8, 2021
The European Medicines Agency emphasizes that the benefits of the jab in protecting against COVID-19 still far outweigh the risks.
UK Announces “High-Risk, High-Reward” Research Development Agency
UK Announces “High-Risk, High-Reward” Research Development Agency
Lisa Winter | Feb 23, 2021
The program, known as ARIA, will be independent and scientist-led.
Another Potentially Immunity-Evading SARS-CoV-2 Variant Detected
Another Potentially Immunity-Evading SARS-CoV-2 Variant Detected
Asher Jones | Feb 16, 2021
B.1.525 shares a mutation with the B.1.351 variant first detected in South Africa that seems to allow the virus to dodge the immune system.
Data Hint B.1.1.7 Could Be More Deadly Than Thought
Data Hint B.1.1.7 Could Be More Deadly Than Thought
Shawna Williams | Jan 25, 2021
In addition to being more transmissible, the variant now dominant in the UK may be about 30 percent more deadly than previous strains, but much uncertainty remains.
Past SARS-CoV-2 Infection Mostly Protects Survivors
Past SARS-CoV-2 Infection Mostly Protects Survivors
Max Kozlov | Jan 14, 2021
A large study of UK healthcare workers finds that immunity after coronavirus infection lasts for months, but those with antibodies may still be able to carry and spread the virus upon reexposure.
First US Case of UK SARS-CoV-2 Variant Detected
First US Case of UK SARS-CoV-2 Variant Detected
Max Kozlov | Dec 30, 2020
Variant B.1.1.7, though likely more contagious than other strains, does not appear to be more deadly.
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New SARS-CoV-2 Variant Spreading Rapidly in UK
New SARS-CoV-2 Variant Spreading Rapidly in UK
Max Kozlov | Dec 16, 2020
The significance of the variant remains unclear, but experts remain confident that it will not evade the protection offered by a COVID-19 vaccine.
UK Launches Trial of Contact Tracing App on Isle of Wight
UK Launches Trial of Contact Tracing App on Isle of Wight
Jef Akst | May 6, 2020
Bluetooth-enabled technology will attempt to track people’s interactions on the British island—and potentially elsewhere in the UK—as lockdowns are lifted.
Robert May, Theoretical Ecologist Who Advised UK Gov’t, Dies
Robert May, Theoretical Ecologist Who Advised UK Gov’t, Dies
Jef Akst | Apr 30, 2020
The Australian physicist-turned-biologist served as a top scientist in the UK government and president of the Royal Society, among other prestigious appointments.
Italy Closes All Schools for Two Weeks as Coronavirus Spreads
Italy Closes All Schools for Two Weeks as Coronavirus Spreads
Amy Schleunes | Mar 4, 2020
China and Japan have also closed their schools, prompting universities worldwide to assess the threat this virus poses to their local and international communities.
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.
Prominent Mouse Genetics Center Could be Shuttered
Prominent Mouse Genetics Center Could be Shuttered
Shawna Williams | Jun 21, 2019
Staff at the UK’s Harwell Institute were notified that a strategy board recommended halting its academic work, but a final decision is months away.
Widespread Declines in UK’s Pollinators: Study
Widespread Declines in UK’s Pollinators: Study
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 26, 2019
Over 30 years, one-third of the wild bees and hoverfly species surveyed sustained losses, likely due to pesticides, habitat loss, and climate change.
Survey Highlights “Shocking” Gender Bias Among PI Pay in UK
Survey Highlights “Shocking” Gender Bias Among PI Pay in UK
David Adam | Mar 15, 2019
Young science professors, both men and women, say their institutions don’t support them with enough mentoring and resources yet ask them to teach sometimes up to 40 hours a week.
Labs Pick Up the Pieces After St. Andrews Fire
Labs Pick Up the Pieces After St. Andrews Fire
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 11, 2019
Since a February blaze displaced 10 research groups, “phenomenally generous” support has emerged from across campus and the world as scientists wait to return to the bench.
All Brexit Scenarios Will Be Damaging to UK Health Service: Report
All Brexit Scenarios Will Be Damaging to UK Health Service: Report
Catherine Offord | Feb 26, 2019
Public health care will take a hit however Britain leaves the European Union, but a no-deal exit will cause the most harm, a new analysis shows.
Flower Preservation, 1916
Flower Preservation, 1916
Catherine Offord | Feb 1, 2019
James Kirkham Ramsbottom saved Britain’s daffodil industry from a devastating parasite, only to be forgotten.
2018 in Quotes
2018 in Quotes
Catherine Offord | Dec 24, 2018
From the effects of political upheaval on research to claims of gene-edited babies, the year has been a tumultuous one for the scientific community.
More Researchers Denied UK Entry to Attend Meetings
More Researchers Denied UK Entry to Attend Meetings
Kerry Grens | Nov 9, 2018
The latest rejections of visa requests have scientists up in arms.