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COVID-19 News and Information for Students

Stay informed with the latest Coronavirus news, scientific information, and resources for students.

Last updated May 13, 2021

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inChemistry Coverage

Undergrads Hit Hard by Pandemic Navigate Disruption

Despite the hurdles, students are still determined to be scientists as they adapt to redesigned learning.

How I Started an ACS Student Chapter in Quarantine

Bombay College of Pharmacy student and her peers put in the work to start an international ACS student chapter during the pandemic. See how it has paid off.

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Pandemic Stress: The Toll It Is Taking on Students

Students describe the challenges of online classes, lost opportunities, and more.

Covid Research

Doing Undergrad Research in the Time of COVID

COVID restrictions might have delayed or canceled your plans for pursuing research opportunities, but you can still develop research skills during the pandemic. 

C&EN Coverage

Worrying levels of some impurities in hand sanitizers, chemists find

High levels of acetaldehyde in some alcohol-based hand rubs exceed even relaxed regulations

Regeneron antibody cocktail could be used to prevent COVID-19

The company is asking the FDA to permit preventative use after clinical trials show that it prevents SARS-CoV-2 spread within households

X-ray screening finds two drugs that could help treat COVID-19

Structural biologists tested thousands of drugs against the main SARS-CoV-2 protease