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Professors at Bombed Kharkiv University Struggle to Continue Their Work
With the Russian army nearby, faculty at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University in Ukraine are trying to return to normal.
Professors at Bombed Kharkiv University Struggle to Continue Their Work
Professors at Bombed Kharkiv University Struggle to Continue Their Work

With the Russian army nearby, faculty at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University in Ukraine are trying to return to normal.

With the Russian army nearby, faculty at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University in Ukraine are trying to return to normal.

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Anne Beaumanoir, Activist and Clinical Neurologist, Dies at 98
Natalia Mesa | Mar 29, 2022
Beaumanoir helped Jews evade Nazis during World War II and aided resistance fighters during the Algerian War of Independence. She also contributed to the field of epileptology.
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Amid the Terror of War, Efforts to Keep Science Alive in Ukraine
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 28, 2022
Ukrainian scientists and universities face extraordinary challenges as the Russian invasion continues.
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Russian Scientists Grapple with an Uncertain Future
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 25, 2022
The now month-long invasion of Ukraine has resulted in changes in policies and severances of international scientific collaborations with Russian universities and researchers. The war has also precipitated a moral reckoning for many scientists in Russia.
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Science Comes to a Halt in Ukraine, at Risk in Russia
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 4, 2022
The Russian invasion into Ukraine that began a week ago has forced Ukrainian scientists to abandon their labs and is putting research in Russia in peril.
From Chemical Weapon to Chemotherapy, 1917–1946
Carolyn Wilke | Apr 1, 2019
Mustard gas blistered men’s bodies on the battlefield, but paved the way for cancer-fighting drugs.
Genetic Neurologist: A Profile of Huda Zoghbi
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2018
Turning to molecular genetics, the Baylor pediatric neurologist and geneticist works to discover the biological basis for the rare neurological diseases she sees in her patients.
Experimental Ebola Vaccinations to Resume in Democratic Republic of Congo
Ashley Yeager | Aug 6, 2018
In response to a new outbreak, health workers will start administering vaccines again soon.
Trauma Biologist: A Profile of Israel Liberzon
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 1, 2018
The University of Michigan neuroscientist has developed therapies for patients with PTSD and laboratory models to understand its basis.
PTSD Circuits
The Scientist Staff | May 31, 2018
Watch profilee Israel Liberzon of the University of Michigan discuss his work trying to piece together the neurological routes of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Military Veteran Receives “Most Complex” Penis Transplant Yet
Ashley Yeager | Apr 24, 2018
After losing his genitals in a roadside bomb explosion, the soldier endured a 14-hour surgery to have a donated penis, scrotum, and partial abdominal wall attached.
Experimental Drug Relieves Blast-Related PTSD in a Rat Model of Traumatic Brain Injury
Viviane Callier | Feb 1, 2018
The compound, BCI-838, is already in human clinical trials as a possible treatment for depression.
Rainy Season Likely to Exacerbate Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak
Shawna Williams | Aug 18, 2017
Pregnant and lactating women are particularly vulnerable to the disease.
A Cellar’s Cellular Treasure, 1992
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Dec 1, 2014
A spring cleaning led to the rediscovery of Theodor Boveri’s microscope slides, presumed lost during World War II.
Book Excerpt from The Walking Whales
J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen | Oct 31, 2014
In Chapter 1, “Fossils and War,” author J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen describes the difficulties of conducting field research in a conflict zone.
The Wound Microbiome
Kerry Grens | Jun 23, 2014
Determining which critters are present in an infected wound could aid in treatment, particularly of soldiers injured in combat.
The Price of DNA IDs
Jef Akst | Sep 16, 2013
Following natural disasters or violent political turmoil, DNA science can help identify victims. But what if a country can’t afford the technology?
The Stuff of Nightmares
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 1, 2012
Researchers working in war-torn countries find hints to the molecular roots of posttraumatic stress disorder.
War-born Climate Change
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 3, 2012
A nuclear war could have profound effects on crops yields around the world, according to a new study.
Can War Injuries Spawn Massacres?
Bob Grant | Mar 21, 2012
Recent research on the neurological effects of combat might play a role in the defense trial of a US Army soldier who is accused killed 16 Afghan civilians.