Helen Pearson

Helen Pearson

@hcpearson

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Chief Magazine Editor for Nature (views expressed here are my own). Writer, mum of 3 boys, author of book The Life Project, on the British birth cohorts.

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Joined on March 29, 2009
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So much focus on the frontrunner COVID vaccines - @ewencallaway looked at the hundreds of underdogs that could prove essential if early ones fail. “We need to make sure we have back-up plans — and back-up plans to those back-up plans.” https://t.co/qf34pqPCt4

Fabulous series of upcoming webinars on COVID-19 science & coverage, free & open to anyone, from @ScienceWriters & @ScienceWriting https://t.co/c6sN3fh917

“It’s impossible to understate the impact that COVID-19 will have on our careers." A Nature survey of>7,600 postdocs paints a pretty bleak picture of the pandemic's impact on their work & lives. https://t.co/cqKypzjw0S

Quoted @NatureNews

The coronavirus is mutating — does it matter? https://t.co/R9E4GBQlSS https://t.co/3WCmSE6wxR

Good geek out on D614G - and what mutations mean for the pandemic. https://t.co/rO7VDcL1KT

US scientists are concerned that their government’s crackdown on foreign interference at universities is driving away scientists of Chinese descent. Their exodus would be a loss for US innovation, say scientists and research leaders. https://t.co/4WnOIaJTtl

Quoted @absw

Low cost early-bird registration fees for the UK Conference of Science Journalists end on Monday. The programme already looks good and has more exciting stuff to be added - check it out and sign up here: https://t.co/dJq51gm5fB https://t.co/Yh5pVGiz2I

This virtual meeting has an impressive line up of speakers at a time when accurate science journalism is more important than ever. https://t.co/Ahx1QI3xDc

Peter Daszak, president of small research organization EcoHealth Alliance, says he has been caught in political crosshairs over his partnership with a virology lab in China. https://t.co/F7Ybwv7jkm

On campus - or online? We want to hear from researchers starting a new academic year - and how #Covid19 is changing things. Fill in our survey https://t.co/Q6bjskcCXk

Millions of students are returning to US universities in a vast unplanned pandemic experiment. Terrific story by @Emma_Marris on what's happening with colleges and universities in the US https://t.co/2xKXQB6Nnn

Love yeast? These people did so much they turned it into a career. “I kept thinking, if I’m this into beer and I’m going to graduate school, why don’t I allow these two worlds to overlap?” @NatureCareers https://t.co/vo5IOUC8ln

Fascinating take from @apoorva_nyc on what herd immunity really means - and how much further we have to go. Like everything #Covid19, the answers will of course be complicated. https://t.co/t2i7e7qAhw

Why it's essential to study what 'recovery' really looks like. "As long as ‘long COVID’ is labelled as anecdotal, it will not be taken seriously, and public communication will neglect it. We need to quantify it properly and accurately." https://t.co/FeTvuszcaz

A focus on the #coronavirus has disrupted detection and treatment of other infectious diseases such as AIDS, malaria & TB. We propose four steps that governments & funders should take to avert a catastrophe https://t.co/xB6y2rHMHE

The best time to argue about what a replication means? Before you do it https://t.co/8m5Tvq6vmx @BrianNosek @chrisdc77

There's a glut of COVID-19 research - but too much is focused on wealthy countries and key studies are not being done. Plug the gaps, argues Trudie Lang https://t.co/LyzvaDS7us

ANNOUNCEMENT: The National Association of Science Writers (NASW) launches its Diversity Reporting Grants—a new initiative to fund high-impact story proposals focusing on how a science or health-related issue is affecting marginalized communities. Due 8/15: https://t.co/Y37NCl79hj https://t.co/wmUIItYACp

ANNOUNCEMENT: The National Association of Science Writers (NASW) launches its Diversity Reporting Grants—a new initiative to fund high-impact story proposals focusing on how a science or health-related issue is affecting marginalized communities. Due 8/15: https://t.co/Y37NCl79hj https://t.co/wmUIItYACp

Two thirds of SDGs are unlikely to be met after the pandemic, argues this @Naturenews opinion article. "The success of the SDGs depends on two big assumptions: sustained economic growth and globalization. COVID-19 has torn these to shreds" https://t.co/uMT40ZwE8f

Quoted @CLScohorts

Ep. 1 of our new podcast series '50 Years of Life in Britain' is out! Ft. Jean Golding, @LeonFeinstein @Lem_Exeter & study members #BCS7050stories 🎧 Tune in to celebrate 50 yrs of #BCS70 & explore its contribution to improving British science & society: https://t.co/OjWlZVNrCj https://t.co/VUYzEjH0ym

Ep. 1 of our new podcast series '50 Years of Life in Britain' is out! Ft. Jean Golding, @LeonFeinstein @Lem_Exeter & study members #BCS7050stories
🎧 Tune in to celebrate 50 yrs of #BCS70 & explore its contribution to improving British science & society: 
https://t.co/OjWlZVNrCj https://t.co/VUYzEjH0ym

Really enjoyed listening to this podcast on the 1970 British birth cohort with @Lem_Exeter and @LeonFeinstein, great stories, history and science https://t.co/KGNX4fc1zy

Nature
3 months ago

Nature has launched its first-ever survey dedicated entirely to postdocs, a crucial but often marginalized segment of the scientific workforce. It addresses issues at the heart of the postdoctoral experience. Learn more and take the survey here. https://t.co/aMM7WZAz69

Take our postdoctoral-researcher survey https://t.co/coAw04Pa8L

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