2020 in Scientists’ Own Words
2020 in Scientists’ Own Words
The world was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic this year, but researchers rose to all manner of challenges.
2020 in Scientists’ Own Words
2020 in Scientists’ Own Words

The world was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic this year, but researchers rose to all manner of challenges.

The world was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic this year, but researchers rose to all manner of challenges.

viral surveillance
NIH Cancels Funding for Bat Coronavirus Research Project
NIH Cancels Funding for Bat Coronavirus Research Project
Shawna Williams | Apr 28, 2020
The abrupt termination comes after the research drew President Trump’s attention for its ties to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Public Health Leader Dies
Public Health Leader Dies
Kerry Grens | Oct 26, 2016
Jack Woodall, an epidemiologist and former columnist at The Scientist, cofounded the infectious disease outbreak reporting system ProMED. 
New Zika Diagnostic
New Zika Diagnostic
Tanya Lewis | May 9, 2016
A paper-based RNA test may offer a low-cost method for detecting the virus in the field.
Unexpected Origin of an Avian Virus
Unexpected Origin of an Avian Virus
Ruth Williams | Aug 26, 2013
The transmission of reticuloendotheliosis viruses from mammals to birds was most likely an unexpected consequence of medical research.
Dog Disease Threatens Tigers
Dog Disease Threatens Tigers
Kate Yandell | Jun 11, 2013
Wildlife veterinarians plan to track the canine distemper virus in Indonesia.
Insufficient Bird Flu Surveillance
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 29, 2012
Monitoring of bird flu outbreaks around the world is spotty, with most countries performing little in the way of genetic analysis.