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Two decades after a vaccine was withdrawn, scientists are producing medicines to prevent a disease that afflicts nearly half a million people each year.

  • September 22, 2022
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Widespread wastewater testing began during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, public health officials are expanding their efforts to look for other diseases.

  • September 20, 2022
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Journalist and author Linda Villarosa unveils how racism — more than socioeconomic status or personal behavior — drives inequities.

  • September 15, 2022

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Amid new pledges to reduce greenhouse gases, hospitals find progress through quiet methods like changing anesthetics, fixing valves, and re-sterilizing devices.

  • July 28, 2022
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A new study measures how spending by academic medical centers contributes to local jobs and to national and state economies.

  • June 29, 2022
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Medical residents often bemoan long hours and relatively low wages. Now, a growing number are unionizing, which observers say brings benefits — and drawbacks.

  • June 7, 2022
The Resident and Fellow Physician Union-Northwest stages a 15-minute walkout at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center in February during contract negotiations.
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The war in Ukraine endangers the security of life-saving medical devices and other crucial digital tools in the U.S. Here’s what every hospital needs to know.

  • May 24, 2022
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As the hyper contagious BA.2 variant spreads across the country, experts say we are entering a new phase of the pandemic. Here’s what you need to know.

  • April 28, 2022
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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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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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Bestselling author and podcast host Brené Brown, PhD, spoke at Learn Serve Lead 2021: The Virtual Experience about the importance of vulnerability.

  • November 9, 2021
Brené Brown, PhD, bestselling author and University of Houston professor, spoke at Learn Serve Lead 2021: The Virtual Experience on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021.
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Women physicians and scientists make substantially less than men of all races and ethnicities. This report is the first to examine this data across specialties.

  • October 12, 2021
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Hospitals in COVID-19 hot spots are overwhelmed as the delta variant drives increasing hospitalizations.

  • August 24, 2021
Emergency Room nurses tend to patients in a hallway at the Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital on August 18, 2021 in Houston, Texas.