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The stakes are high and everyone in medicine needs to step up. Nerdy Girl scientists provide lessons and tools from their work to educate the public.

  • August 11, 2022
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The U.S. had too few psychiatrists even before COVID-19 increased anxiety and depression. Here’s how leaders are stepping up with a range of creative solutions.

  • August 9, 2022
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Are “abortion pills” safe? Are they effective? How are they different from emergency contraception?

  • August 4, 2022

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COVID-19 spotlights zoonotic outbreak threats and boosts support for animal pathogen surveillance. Can science curtail a phenomenon fueled by human behavior?

  • January 4, 2022
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The COVID-19 vaccines. Coping with long COVID-19. Training doctors to treat older patients. Here is our list of the most compelling AAMCNews stories of 2021.

  • December 28, 2021
Top Stories of 2021
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After 12 years as director of the National Institutes of Health, Collins muses on the pandemic, this country's divisions, and the future of biomedical research.

  • December 16, 2021
Francis Collins, MD, PhD
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Experts weigh in on how to assess personal risks when planning holiday gatherings.

  • December 14, 2021
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CRISPR is revolutionizing experimental therapies, but where should society draw the line?

  • December 2, 2021
CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing complex and cells, illustration. The CRISPR-Cas9 protein (blue and pink) is used in genome engineering to cut DNA and uses a guide RNA sequence (orange) to cut DNA (purple) at a complementary cleavage site.
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From a possible cure for sickle cell disease to portable MRIs, check out medical breakthroughs that happened while the pandemic absorbed the world’s attention.

  • November 17, 2021
A medicine doctor is analyzing coronavirus covid-19 via technology virtual reality interactive
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AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, and AAMC Board Chair J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, say change is needed to improve the nation’s health.

  • November 9, 2021
David Skorton speaks during Learn Serve Lead 2021
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Jennifer Doudna, PhD, discusses her work on CRISPR gene editing, diversity in science, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • November 8, 2021
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Experts in psychology and behavioral economics weigh in on why financial penalties will convince some, but not all, to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • October 26, 2021
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Student debt and physician shortages are fueling three-year med school options. One leader explains how they work and how to know if you’re a good candidate.

  • October 14, 2021
Joan Cangiarella, MD, director of the NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s accelerated three-year MD pathway, and John Colavito, MD, a program graduate and NYU resident, examine pathology slides.