To boost diversity in clinical trials, NIH takes to the road to collect DNA from underrepresented groups

Aug 9, 2022
During the pandemic, the effort suspended in-person recruiting and lost momentum.
The All of Us bus helps the program connect with potential drug trial participants and collect biospecimens.
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Are businesses making a drop in the bucket for water security?

Aug 1, 2022
Pacific Institute President Jason Morrison, who also heads the CEO Water Mandate, says that companies can lead global action on water.
"The way that we're defining this...is not just about those water volumes, it's also about water quality, and also about access to water for the poor," Pacific Institute President Jason Morrison said about the business-led Water Resilience Coalition.
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Could nuclear fusion solve the climate crisis?

Jan 10, 2022
A small British company says it is on track to decarbonize the economy with an abundant, safe and cheap source of energy — eventually.
Tokamak's latest nuclear fusion reactor, the ST40, which emulates the way stars generate energy, CEO Chris Kelsall says.
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Lil Uzi Vert says he's buying a planet. Can he?

Jul 28, 2021
Sadly for the diamond-foreheaded rapper, there seems to be no real legal right for him to own an interstellar body.
Lil Uzi Vert performs at Hard Rock Stadium on July 25, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida.
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Major scientific and technological investment sought to better compete against China

Jun 9, 2021
U.S. government funding for even basic research has been in decline for decades.
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How Jane Goodall is using her Templeton Prize money

Jun 4, 2021
And why the 87-year-old scientist says she's not retiring yet.
"I’m not going to retire until I’m senile," says 87-year-old scientist and conservationist Jane Goodall.
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What kind of marketing will it take to get people on board with a COVID-19 vaccine?

Health care providers are going to play an essential role in communication and education.
"The problem with the word speed is that it sounds like you're racing. And while there is a sense of a race here, the real issue is urgency," Glen Nowak says.
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As research labs reopen, scientists grapple with social distancing's effects

Jul 27, 2020
In March, many lab experiments ground to a halt. Now, researchers are figuring out how to start again.
Scientists work in the microbiology department of an Australian laboratory. Research has new constraints and costs post-lockdown.
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Scientific research stopped for COVID-19. Now it's trying to get back into gear.

Jun 10, 2020
When the pandemic hit, scientists halted experiments and euthanized research animals. Now they're trying to pick up where they left off.
A lab technician works on a coronavirus test. Many labs pursuing other types of research went into lockdown.
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China celebrates centennial of science turning point

May 3, 2019
One hundred years ago this week, protests set China on a path to scientific modernity.
Shanghai in 2014.
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