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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has halted an innovative coronavirus testing program by a Seattle research team that first detected the spread of COVID-19 in…
FDA faces criticism for halting COVID-19 home-testing project
Whilst in some ways I feel I have adjusted a little too well to lockdown life, other aspects are very difficult to get used to. For instance, the passage of time.
COVID-19: Time is so arbitrary
One of my main research goals for this year is to conduct a clinical study on feeding tubes, as the problem needs to be fully identified before thinking of a solution…
To-do lists and how COVID-19 will affect my research
Verbal communication is becoming increasingly important for academic success. Here are some tips for effective verbal communication in situations you might commonly find…
Tips to improve your verbal communication as a researcher
I had to cancel my wedding because of COVID-19. My PI and institution’s unrealistic expectations only added to my troubles. I now keep myself motivated by thinking about…
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  • May 26, 2020
Calling off a wedding and dealing with academic pressures during a pandemic
cOAlition S announces price transparency rules for publishers that will come into effect in July 2022.
Price transparency rules for publishers announced by cOAlition S
After confirming my pregnancy, the first thing I did was to disclose it to my lab supervisor and colleagues. The reason was simple. I am a scientist who conducts…
Why is there no lab coat for pregnant women?
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we see the world and ourselves and could deepen pre-existing social inequalitites or create new ones. It is up to sceintists to…
Creating new social divides: how coronavirus is reshaping how we see ourselves and the world around us
I was exhausted, sleep deprived, and often depressed, but I finished my research and made all the amendments requested by my supervisor. Finally, I submitted my research…
Will my research paper – the result of blood, sweat, and tears – be accepted by the journal?
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Emergency Use Authorization for the first CRISPR-based diagnostic test kit to detect coronavirus in the country.