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.
Thermo Fisher Scientific’s new air sampler can help monitor for airborne pathogens, and signals renewed interest in bioaerosol surveillance.
Those who still suspect the outbreak in China may have been caused by a lab leak or accident are pressing for an independent investigation.
Number 99 on the periodic table does not occur naturally and is difficult to make and store, challenging researchers who want to study it.
Knowing the amount of virus carried in the body could help doctors predict the course of a patient’s illness.
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.
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.
The city’s sewers, known for alligator tales and other lore, are routinely tested for traces of the coronavirus.
The city’s underground pungent waterways, known for alligator tales and other lore, are routinely tested for traces of the coronavirus.
Some colleges are using lessons from the fall to bring back more students in spring
Laboratory technologists have been working nonstop to help the nation diagnose an ever-growing number of coronavirus cases.
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.
Researchers at DeepMind say they have solved “the protein folding problem,” a task that has bedeviled scientists for more than 50 years.
As the outbreak surges around the country, the testing delays show the basic public health challenges that the country still faces.
Several scientists working with harmless genetic material have discovered that their research may have contaminated their coronavirus tests.
A head-to-head comparison of lab and rapid coronavirus tests drew mixed reactions from experts, who raised concerns about accuracy.
With state and city government support, developers are building laboratories for medical research and incubator spaces for biotech start-ups amid the race for a coronavirus vaccine.
Labs closed in the pandemic, but innovation doesn’t stop. So while some workers have the home office, engineers have the garage.
Two tests made by Quidel and BD repeatedly delivered false-positive results, prompting the state to stop using them.
Some conservationists accepted the explanation provided by Botswana’s government, but others raised doubts.
Intermediaries are finding labs with capacity for companies seeking to make sure workers are virus-free. But many employers choose to avoid the cost.
The buzzy idea is impractical, critics said. And there isn’t yet real-world data to show it will work.
The New York-based scientist overcame sexism and personal tragedy to make major contributions to the field, for which she received recognition this year.
Standard tests in New York City can take days or weeks. Wealthier people are turning to concierge services and small laboratories to get results in as little as 24 hours.
The usual diagnostic tests may simply be too sensitive and too slow to contain the spread of the virus.
The chip maker was selected for an Energy Department project meant to show American tech independence. But problems at Intel have thrown a wrench into the effort.
Our readers sent in smart questions about this thorny issue.
Inspired by a mother’s question, the new method will be introduced across Israel this fall, just in time for flu season, and could be coming soon to the U.S.
Experts are revising their views on the best methods to detect infections, setting aside long-held standards so that the spread of the virus can be more quickly tracked and contained.
The country’s capacity to make testing efficient, affordable and available has distinguished it. Now, to head off a potential second wave, it’s testing anyone returning from a “hot zone” on entry.
With the reopening plans of schools and businesses hinging on rapid test results, the Trump administration’s testing czar says a two- to three-day turnaround “is not possible.”
States should look to New York’s strategies.
Bioprinting could be used for testing potential treatments for Covid-19, cancer and other diseases.
If it takes 12 days to get results, it’s basically pointless.
Just weeks after resolving shortages in swabs, researchers are struggling to find the chemicals and plastic pieces they need to carry out coronavirus tests in the lab — leading to long waiting times.
Public health experts say delays in testing continue to hinder attempts to track and contain the spread of disease.
Before public health officials can manage the pandemic, they must deal with a broken data system that sends incomplete results in formats they can’t easily use.
Dr. Daniel R. Lucey wants answers to pointed questions that bear on how the coronavirus leapt from bats to humans.
Millions of additional coronavirus tests may be processed with “pooling,” enabling widespread surveillance as the country struggles to reopen.
The Louisiana case highlights how prosecutors and crime labs withhold key documents from defense lawyers, keeping some defendants in custody for months or years.
The fragmented U.S. health care system has hampered efforts to expand coronavirus testing, by making it difficult for hospitals to switch to new labs with ample capacity.
The British government promised 100,000 daily tests by April 30. It delivered. But the frantic push to hit that deadline has left labs scrabbling for supplies just when they need to expand further.
The OpenAg project, which promised crops that could be grown in thin air, faced scrutiny at the same time that Jeffrey Epstein’s financial ties to the M.I.T. Media Lab came to light.
In just three months, international researchers working together found 30 already existing drugs that seem to stop the coronavirus from destroying human cells.
Henry Gindt II, 34, shipped stolen test kits to several customers, who never received the results despite spending as much as $200 per test, the authorities said.
New findings, scientists say, will speed up the mass production of affordable self-collection kits that can be dropped in the mail.
Is Beijing keeping a secret? Or are the exact origins of the coronavirus still a mystery?
A rural lab has a 120-year history of fighting mysterious diseases.
The secretary of state cited “enormous evidence” that the virus came from a research laboratory in Wuhan, backing an assertion by President Trump.
In short supply, the samples are vital for the creation of coronavirus antibody tests that can help end lockdowns. Several companies are racing to capitalize on that.