To Fight Monkeypox, Remember the Lessons of Covid and H.I.V.

How to keep another epidemic at bay this summer.

#homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #monkeypox, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization

The Search for a Model Octopus That Won’t Die After Laying Its Eggs

A lab in Massachusetts may have finally found an eight-armed cephalopod that can serve as a model organism and assist scientific research.

#animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #animal-behavior, #animal-cognition, #brain, #genetic-engineering, #genetics-and-heredity, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #marine-biological-laboratory, #octopus, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Russian Scientists Face Isolation Following Invasion of Ukraine

International collaborations are unraveling as researchers, including many in Russia, speak out against the invasion of Ukraine.

#cern, #geneva-switzerland, #higgs-boson, #intergovernmental-panel-on-climate-change, #international-congress-of-mathematicians, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #large-hadron-collider, #linde-andrei-d, #particle-accelerators, #physics, #rabinovici-eliezer, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #space-and-astronomy, #thorne-kip-s, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #your-feed-science

Theory About U.S.-Funded Bioweapons Labs in Ukraine Is Unfounded

Prominent conservative voices have mischaracterized remarks from American officials to amplify baseless claims promoted by Russian state media.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #biological-and-chemical-warfare, #carlson-tucker, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #nuland-victoria-j, #russia, #ukraine, #united-states

Will We Soon Be Eating Chicken Grown From Animal Cells?

Here’s an early taste of the laboratory-grown meat that companies are racing to bring to market, and a look at the questions it raises about how we feed ourselves.

#andres-jose-1969, #audio-neutral-immersive, #audio-neutral-informative, #crenn-dominique, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #meat, #poultry, #upside-foods-inc

You Don’t Need a Spaceship to Grow ‘Weird Little’ Martian Radishes

Scientists on this planet have worked out a variety of techniques to simulate the conditions of other worlds that are near and very far.

#laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #mars-planet, #moon, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #research, #space-and-astronomy, #stars-and-galaxies, #titan-saturn-moon

Covid-19 At-Home Testing and PCR, Rapid Testing Questions: What to Know

Facing long lines and shortages of home test kits during the latest surge, people are searching for answers about Covid tests.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #medicine-and-health, #parties-social, #proteins, #quarantines, #spitting-expectoration, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization

C.D.C. Virus Tests Were Contaminated and Poorly Designed, Agency Says

An internal review documented two serious flaws in the test kits, which were distributed to public health laboratories in early 2020.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #tests-medical, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Omicron Is a Dress Rehearsal for the Next Pandemic

America’s response to the variant highlights both how much progress we have made over the past two years — and how much work remains

#bright-rick-a, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #chiu-charles, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #genetics-and-heredity, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #microbiology, #san-francisco-calif, #sewers-and-sewage, #tests-medical, #topol-eric-j, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

The Variant Hunters: Inside South Africa’s Effort to Stanch Dangerous Mutations

Scientists in a cutting-edge laboratory do part of the work. Local health workers on foot do the rest.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #immune-system, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #research, #south-africa, #vaccination-and-immunization

How a Lab in Nebraska Is Tracking the Spread of Omicron

More states are finding cases of the new variant. Tracking its spread, experts say, is key to understanding what threat it poses.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #omaha-neb, #united-states, #university-of-nebraska

You Should Be Afraid of the Next ‘Lab Leak’

Covid might not have come out of a medical research lab, but it raises some urgent questions about how those facilities operate.

#2021-tech-and-design, #accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #research, #viruses

C.D.C. Says ‘Smallpox’ Vials Found in Lab Did Not Contain Disease-Causing Virus

In a new statement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the vials found in a Pennsylvania lab contained vaccinia, the virus used in the smallpox vaccine.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #merckcompany-inc, #pennsylvania, #smallpox

Key takeaways from Week 10 of the Elizabeth Holmes trial.

Two former lab directors testified about some of the inner workings of Theranos.

#computers-and-the-internet, #frauds-and-swindling, #holmes-elizabeth-1984, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #tests-medical, #theranos-inc

Submarine Spy Case: Couple Stewed Over Money and Politics

Jonathan and Diana Toebbe, charged with trying to sell classified nuclear secrets to a foreign power, struggled with finances, family and the state of America.

#computer-security, #content-type-personal-profile, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #nuclear-energy, #submarines-and-submersibles, #toebbe-diana, #toebbe-jonathan, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #washington-navy-yard-washington-dc

Couple in Submarine Spy Case Stewed Over Money and Politics

Jonathan and Diana Toebbe, charged with trying to sell classified nuclear secrets to a foreign power, struggled with finances, family and the state of America.

#computer-security, #content-type-personal-profile, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #nuclear-energy, #submarines-and-submersibles, #toebbe-diana, #toebbe-jonathan, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #washington-navy-yard-washington-dc

Elizabeth Holmes Trial: Key Moments From Week 6

Testimony addressed the question of whether Theranos was misleading and deceiving big corporations to get money.

#balwani-ramesh, #carreyrou-john, #computers-and-the-internet, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #falsification-of-data, #frauds-and-swindling, #holmes-elizabeth-1984, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #safeway-inc, #start-ups, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #tests-medical, #theranos-inc, #walgreen-co

Elizabeth Holmes Trial: Key Moments From Week 4

A Theranos lab director emerged as key prosecution witness during testimony focused on problems with the company’s blood tests.

#computers-and-the-internet, #frauds-and-swindling, #holmes-elizabeth-1984, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #start-ups, #tests-medical, #theranos-inc

Covid Rapid Test Prices: How a Law Allows Labs to Charge Any Price

Insurers say it’s price-gouging, but a law left an opening for some labs to charge any price they wished.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #law-and-legislation, #price-gouging, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #tests-medical

This Lab Charges $380 for a Covid Test. Is That What Congress Had in Mind?

Insurers say it’s price-gouging, but a law left an opening for some labs to charge any price they wished.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #law-and-legislation, #price-gouging, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #tests-medical

How Biology is Getting a Technological Makeover

The story of Ginkgo Bioworks shows the challenges and progress in the emerging field of synthetic biology.

#biotechnology-and-bioengineering, #computers-and-the-internet, #genetic-engineering, #ginkgo-bioworks-inc, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #start-ups, #synthetic-biology, #venture-capital

Intelligence Review Yields No Firm Conclusion on Origins of Virus

Declassified portions of a report presented to President Biden revealed divisions among federal agencies over whether the virus came from a lab leak or natural processes.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #national-intelligence-council, #office-of-the-director-of-national-intelligence, #wuhan-china, #wuhan-institute-of-virology-china

Exoskeleton Suits: A New Device to Help You Walk and Run Better

Scientists are developing devices and clothing that make running and walking easier and more enjoyable.

#laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #legs, #muscles, #research, #running, #science-journal, #stanford-university

Scientists Press Case Against the Covid Lab Leak Theory

In a review of recent studies and comparisons to other outbreaks, a group of virologists contends that there is more evidence to support a natural spillover from animals to humans.

#animals, #bats, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #nature-medicine-journal, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #wuhan-institute-of-virology-china, #your-feed-science

The Warnings About the Coronavirus That Were Ignored

Even if the coronavirus did not emerge from a lab, the groundwork for a potential disaster had been laid for years, and learning its lessons is essential to preventing others.

#bats, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #daszak-peter, #genetic-engineering, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #shi-zhengli, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #wuhan-china

Scientist Finds Early Coronavirus Sequences That Had Been Mysteriously Deleted

By rooting through files stored on Google Cloud, a researcher says he recovered 13 early coronavirus sequences that had disappeared from a database last year.

#bats, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #genetics-and-heredity, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #research, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-science

Scientist Finds Early Virus Sequences That Had Been Mysteriously Deleted

By rooting through files stored on Google Cloud, a researcher says he recovered 13 early coronavirus sequences that had disappeared from a database last year.

#bats, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #genetics-and-heredity, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #research, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-science

Covid Lab-Leak Theory Renews “Gain-of-Function” Research Debate

Talk of ‘gain-of-function’ research, a muddy category at best, brings up deep questions about how scientists should study viruses and other pathogens.

#avian-influenza, #bats, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #research, #science-and-technology, #united-states-politics-and-government, #viruses, #your-feed-science

Lab-Leak Theory: Kristian Andersen On His Fauci Email and Covid Origins

In early 2020, Kristian Andersen wrote to Anthony Fauci about the possibility of an engineered coronavirus. His research has since dispelled those suspicions.

#animals, #bats, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #science-and-technology, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wuhan-institute-of-virology-china, #your-feed-science

U.F.O.s and the Search for Alien Life

Readers speculate about how extraterrestrial beings would view our world. Also: The Wuhan lab; the C.D.C. and mild infections.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #extraterrestrial-life, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #unidentified-flying-objects-ufo, #wuhan-china

Why the Lab Leak Theory Matters

The debate about Covid’s origins will have implications beyond the media critique.

#chait-jonathan, #china, #conspiracy-theories, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cotton-tom, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #wade-nicholas, #wuhan-institute-of-virology-china, #yglesias-matthew

Senate Weighs Investing $120 Billion in Science to Counter China

The legislation has drawn bipartisan support amid the coronavirus pandemic as Democrats and Republicans have become increasingly concerned about Beijing’s supply chain dominance.

#china, #computer-chips, #energy-department, #factories-and-manufacturing, #innovation, #labor-and-jobs, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #research, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #semiconductor-industry-assn, #senate, #shortages, #united-states-politics-and-government, #young-todd-1972

More Scientists Urge Broad Inquiry Into Coronavirus Origins

Researchers urge an open mind, saying lack of evidence leaves theories of natural spillover and laboratory leak both viable.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #research, #science-journal, #world-health-organization, #wuhan-institute-of-virology-china, #your-feed-science

Is It Covid or the Flu? New Combo Tests Can Find Out.

New tests for respiratory illnesses can look for more than 20 pathogens at a time.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #influenza, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #tests-medical, #your-feed-healthcare

Why Virus Tests at One Elite School Ran Afoul of Regulators

In the suburbs of Chicago, New Trier High School offers a lesson in just how complicated it can be to track the coronavirus in schools.

#chicago-ill, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #illinois, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #new-trier-high-school, #safeguard-screening-llc, #shutdowns-institutional, #tests-medical, #your-feed-science

The Next Trick: Pulling Coronavirus Out of Thin Air

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s new air sampler can help monitor for airborne pathogens, and signals renewed interest in bioaerosol surveillance.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #heating-ventilation-and-cooling-hvac, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #science-and-technology, #tests-medical, #thermo-fisher-scientific-inc, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Some Scientists Question W.H.O. Inquiry Into the Coronavirus Pandemic’s Origins

Those who still suspect the outbreak in China may have been caused by a lab leak or accident are pressing for an independent investigation.

#animals, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #daszak-peter, #ebright-richard-h, #ecohealth-alliance, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #research, #science-and-technology, #world-health-organization, #wuhan-china, #your-feed-healthcare

Einsteinium Is Mysterious. Scientists Have Unlocked Some of Its Secrets.

Number 99 on the periodic table does not occur naturally and is difficult to make and store, challenging researchers who want to study it.

#chemistry, #einstein-albert, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #nature-journal, #physics, #radiation, #research

You’re Infected With the Coronavirus. But How Infected?

Knowing the amount of virus carried in the body could help doctors predict the course of a patient’s illness.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #florida, #gounder-celine, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #nevada, #tests-medical, #weill-cornell-medical-college, #your-feed-science

Fruit Flies Are Essential to Science. So Are the Workers Who Keep Them Alive.

Sustaining the world’s biggest Drosophila collection during the pandemic has been a challenge, but the people in Indiana who supply the insects to labs around the world stay dedicated to the task.

#bloomington-ind, #bloomington-drosophila-stock-center, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fruit-flies, #genetics-and-heredity, #indiana-university, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #research, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Covid Testing: What You Need to Know

Long lines, slow results and inconsistent advice have left many of us confused about when and how to get tested. We talked to the experts to answer your questions.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #smell-olfaction, #tests-medical

Hidden Beneath the Streets of New York, a Way to Track Covid

The city’s sewers, known for alligator tales and other lore, are routinely tested for traces of the coronavirus.

#chokshi-dave-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #department-of-environmental-protection-nyc, #disease-rates, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #microbiology, #new-york-city, #newtown-creek-brooklyn-queens-ny, #sewers-and-sewage, #varma-jay-k

What New York City’s Sewers Reveal About the Virus

The city’s underground pungent waterways, known for alligator tales and other lore, are routinely tested for traces of the coronavirus.

#chokshi-dave-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #department-of-environmental-protection-nyc, #disease-rates, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #microbiology, #new-york-city, #newtown-creek-brooklyn-queens-ny, #sewers-and-sewage, #varma-jay-k

How to Return to Campus Safely: Test, Then Test Again

Some colleges are using lessons from the fall to bring back more students in spring

#children-and-childhood, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #e-learning, #education, #education-k-12, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #new-england-states-us, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional

‘Nobody Sees Us’: Testing-Lab Workers Strain Under Demand

Laboratory technologists have been working nonstop to help the nation diagnose an ever-growing number of coronavirus cases.

#anxiety-and-stress, #aurora-colo, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #medicine-and-health, #microbiology, #shortages, #tests-medical, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Singapore Approves a Lab-Grown Meat Product, a Global First

The approval for a U.S. start-up’s “cultured chicken” product is a small victory for the nascent laboratory meat industry. Less clear is whether other countries will follow Singapore’s lead.

#chickens, #eat-just, #factory-farming, #food, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #meat, #singapore, #start-ups

London A.I. Lab Claims Breakthrough That Could Accelerate Drug Discovery

Researchers at DeepMind say they have solved “the protein folding problem,” a task that has bedeviled scientists for more than 50 years.

#artificial-intelligence, #biology-and-biochemistry, #clinical-trials, #computers-and-the-internet, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #google-inc, #hassabis-demis, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #proteins, #science-and-technology, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

8 Months After Virus Hit, an Ominous Sign: Long Lines for Testing Again

As the outbreak surges around the country, the testing delays show the basic public health challenges that the country still faces.

#city-practice-group-of-new-york-citymd, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #disease-rates, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #levine-mark-d, #medicine-and-health, #new-york-city, #quest-diagnostics-inc, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #tests-medical

These Researchers Tested Positive. But the Virus Wasn’t the Cause.

Several scientists working with harmless genetic material have discovered that their research may have contaminated their coronavirus tests.

#brown-university, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #harvard-university, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #massachusetts-institute-of-technology, #research, #roger-williams-university, #tests-medical, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Coronavirus Rapid Testing Falters in People Without Symptoms: Study

A head-to-head comparison of lab and rapid coronavirus tests drew mixed reactions from experts, who raised concerns about accuracy.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #quidel-corporation, #tests-medical, #university-of-arizona, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science