ABOVE: The Scientist Staff

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Diversity in research isn’t simply a matter of social justice. It’s a critical part of learning how to improve
the health of every person.

Editors at The New England Journal of Medicine, writing in a recent issue about a new policy at the publication that will require information on the diversity of the study subjects to be posted with the article (September 13)

Given the range of symptoms that have been reported, intensive research using all available tools is necessary to understand what happens to stall recovery from this terrible virus.

Walter Koroshetz, director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, in an announcement that the National Institutes of Health has awarded nearly $470 million to help build a national population of research volunteers and large-scale studies on the long-term effects of COVID-19 (September 15)

1. One of the fundamental forces
4. Split, as a cell in mitosis
8. On the dextral side
9. A tree’s heartwood
10. High-altitude meteorology aid
11. Neural partners of 9-Down
12. Organism with membrane-bound nuclei
16. Site of a titanium replacement, perhaps
18. Cichlid fish raised for food
20. Parallelogram with four equal sides
21. One served by drones
22. Descriptor for insects in colonies
23. Distilling vessel in a lab


1. Attire in medical settings
2. Brightest star in Orion
3. Set of neural connections
5. Stage in metamorphosis
6. Radius, e.g. (2 wds.)
7. “Father of nuclear physics” Rutherford
9. Neural partners of 11-Across
12. Living on the body of an animal
13. Muscle of the abdomen
14. Steep-sided inlets
15. Field-generating part of a cyclotron
17. Neighbor of the talus
19. Prefix meaning wing or feather