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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore the importance of a thriving scientific ecosystem for dealing with global crises. Kaushik Biswas discusses how innovative…
The role of science and scientists in mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic
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Vaccine makers across the world are racing to develop protective coronavirus vaccines, using both traditional and innovative approaches. This article provides a summary…
Many approaches, one goal: Vaccine candidates to combat the coronavirus disease
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It remains early days for my online teaching. I am constantly trying to find new ways of doing things, modifying my approach as I go, and considering how best to change…
When universities went on lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers had to pivot quickly and balance their workload; those teaching had the additional work…
When total lockdown was annnounced in my state, my husband was out of town. With a sisnking feeling, I realized that I would have to manage a pressing research deadline…
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.
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…
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.
An in-depth look at how preprints are helping accelerate research around COVID-19, including challenges and measures to overcome them
Almost overnight, because of a persistent, nifty virus, professors and teachers had to shift their classrooms online. Here are some tools that have been making life…