Museum specimens could help fight the next pandemic – why preserving collections is crucial to future scientific discoveries

Specimen preservation means researchers don't need to reinvent the wheel each time they ask a new question, making it critical for the advancement of science. But many specimens are discarded or lost.

Bryan McLean, Assistant Professor of Biology, University of North Carolina – Greensboro • conversation
Dec. 16, 2020 ~11 min

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Codecheck confirms reproducibility of COVID-19 model results

Cambridge researcher confirms reproducibility of high-profile Imperial College coronavirus computational model.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 9, 2020 ~3 min

 computer-model  covid-19  coronavirus  reproducibility  computer

New 3D mini brain models accelerate neuroscience research

Research led by scientists at Harvard and the Broad Institute has optimized the process of making human brain “organoids” — miniature 3D organ models — so they consistently follow growth patterns observed in the developing human brain.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
June 5, 2019 ~8 min

 science-technology  crispr  brain  neuroscience  basic-research  organoids  paola-arlotta  aviv-regev  broad-insitute  doug-melton  reproducibility  silvia-velasco  single-cell-sequencing  steven-hyman  yoshiki-sasai

Broad Institute researchers develop 3D mini brain models

Research led by scientists at Harvard and the Broad Institute has optimized the process of making human brain “organoids” — miniature 3D organ models — so they consistently follow growth patterns observed in the developing human brain.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
June 5, 2019 ~8 min

 science-technology  crispr  brain  neuroscience  basic-research  paola-arlotta  aviv-regev  doug-melton  reproducibility  silvia-velasco  single-cell-sequencing  steven-hyman  yoshiki-sasai  organic

Radcliffe scholar probes key moments in scientific reproducibility crisis

For her research into the reproducibility crisis, Radcliffe fellow Nicole C. Nelson is conducting oral histories with scientists and assembling a database of academic and news articles.

Ivelisse Estrada • harvard
Feb. 4, 2019 ~6 min

 science-technology  nicole-c-nelson  radcliffe-institute  scientific-reproducibility-crisis

Radcliffe scholar probes key moments in scientific reproducibility crisis

For her research into the reproducibility crisis, Radcliffe fellow Nicole C. Nelson is conducting oral histories with scientists and assembling a database of academic and news articles.

Ivelisse Estrada • harvard
Feb. 4, 2019 ~6 min

 science-technology  nicole-c-nelson  radcliffe-institute  scientific-reproducibility-crisis

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