Women in STEM are at a disadvantage at every stage of the academic pipeline and in almost every facet of their careers. Graduate student Veronica Busa reflects on how these statistics motivate her to focus her efforts.
Perspectives in Research
The COVID-19 vaccine campaign will last for months, if not longer — it took over a hundred years for vaccination to wipe out smallpox. By examining how smallpox vaccination succeeded and failed, we can learn what may happen with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and how to address potential pitfalls.
Feb 9, 2021
Although the makeup of academia and journal authors is becoming more diverse, the under-citation of women and authors of color is worsening. Here are some tools to check your manuscript.
Jan 28, 2021
The prospect of helping patients is what attracted neuroscience graduate student Riley Bannon to the field of research, but this semester brought many humbling reminders that it is all too easy to lose sight of the bigger, human picture in translational research.
Jan 15, 2021
Have you ever wondered why worms and fish can regenerate lost limbs while humans can’t? Read how Seth Blackshaw’s developmental neuroscience lab uses insights from zebrafish to regrow damaged eye neurons in mice.
Dec 17, 2020
Epigenetic drugs are an emerging class of cancer therapeutics. In this article, Ph.D. candidate Roshan Chikarmane introduces Foghorn Therapeutics, its co-founder, Cigall Kadoch, and the science behind their drug development program.
Dec 2, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted healthcare systems in many ways beyond direct care of COVID-19 patients. One disruption lies in the public health infrastructure for reporting of infectious diseases, such as sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Nov 25, 2020
With cold and flu season fast approaching, the push to vaccinate communities against influenza is greater than ever. Meanwhile, COVID-19 vaccine trials are working furiously to release a winning candidate by the end of the year.
Nov 11, 2020