View Post

Alzheimer’s research reset

Science, October 4, 2019

After some costly and disappointing drug trial failures, the field welcomes a funding surge, tools for tracking disease, and interdisciplinary collaborations to tackle one of science’s most stubborn puzzles.

View Post

Curious cure: Human waste

Knowable Magazine, July 25, 2019

Studies point to the life-saving record of fecal transplants for patients infected with C. diff, despite a recent death. Doctors are now testing the procedure for other conditions.

View Post

Babies on board

Nature, April 30, 2019

Scientist-mums in the United States need better parental-support policies. Without a national paid family-leave policy, some researchers are struggling at crucial career phases.

View Post

Lack of lactation rooms

Nature, April 30, 2019

Breastfeeding mums are finally getting spaces to pump at some US institutions. Some universities offer dedicated lactation space, but there’s still plenty of room for improvements.

View Post

Kids in the middle

Knowable Magazine, April 2, 2019

Recognizing the important role of children as cultural translators. A Q&A with linguistic anthropologist Inmaculada García-Sánchez.

View Post

Ways to boot out bias

Nature, February 27, 2019

Last year, six female scientists discussed in Nature how they dealt with gender bias in the workplace. Several readers asked what men were doing to help. Here, six male researchers describe their efforts to support their female colleagues. Some were uncomfortable getting credit for work that they feel everyone should be doing, with one rejecting credit completely by requesting anonymity.

View Post

Astronomy society pushes for diversity

Nature, February 21, 2019

Task force hopes that a report on boosting participation by under-represented groups in US PhD programmes will ‘pull the alarm cord to say we can’t continue doing things the way we have been’.

View Post

How advocacy gives back

Nature, November 20, 2018

Graduate students should get involved in advocacy. Becoming a leader in a field you are passionate about can teach you crucial management skills and offer a support network outside of the lab.

View Post

Biology from scratch

Nature, November 7, 2018

Biologists are creating life-like cells from scratch. Built from the bottom up, synthetic cells and other creations are starting to come together and could soon test the boundaries of life.