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Lori Weiss, 65, a retired teacher, is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She is enrolled in a drug clinical trial and is hopeful about recent progress in disease research.
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While there is no cure, researchers say a newly approved drug, advanced testing, and increasing knowledge about the disease may improve patients’ lives.

  • January 24, 2023
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Some people have never contracted the disease despite heavy exposure. Scientists are studying whether genetic mutations shield them from infection or illness.

  • January 19, 2023
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The U.S. Supreme Court could erase years of progress in improving the diversity of the medical student population.

  • January 17, 2023

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A COVID-19 vaccine was created in under a year, but there’s no vaccine against AIDS. Experts explain how HIV eludes defeat and describe their latest strategies.

  • March 31, 2022
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Pregnant patients are often excluded from clinical trials for fear of causing harm, but experts say the lack of data can be even more harmful.

  • March 22, 2022
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Medical students share how the pandemic has shaped their training experiences and their futures as physicians.

  • March 3, 2022
Russyan Mark Mabeza, a student getting his MD-MPH at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, poses for a photo with some fellow medical students.
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After 20-plus years of quiet research, doctors recently made history with four xenotransplants. Here is how they progressed and what they hope to achieve next.

  • February 23, 2022
Robert Montgomery, MD, PhD, performs the first transplant of a genetically engineered nonhuman kidney to a human, at NYU Langone Health.
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Among other firsts, the U.S. government is funding syringe programs. Here’s how harm reduction for people who use drugs is at work on streets and in hospitals.

  • February 15, 2022
Hansel Tookes, MD, MPH, exchanges sterile needles for used ones as part of a University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine harm reduction effort.
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Experts weigh in on how the vaccines are holding up against the highly contagious variant.

  • February 8, 2022
Young African American male patient sitting in a medical clinic and is being given the COVID-19 vaccine in his arm by a female African American doctor, both wearing protective face masks
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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
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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
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Experts weigh in on how to assess personal risks when planning holiday gatherings.

  • December 14, 2021
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