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Medical students are learning to protect patients from firearm injuries. Lessons include suicide risks, gun locks, and handling hard conversations with respect.

  • December 6, 2022
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As more states legalize recreational cannabis, scientists still know little about its risks and benefits. That’s largely due to federal research restrictions.

  • December 1, 2022
Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA
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Black patients wait a year longer for an organ transplant than White patients — and that’s just one transplant inequity. An expert offers a way forward.

  • November 29, 2022

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FAR - FindAResident Clinical Science Translational Research
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As federal funding sunsets for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network, programs seek creative ways to continue its innovative approach to finding answers.

  • September 29, 2022
Eric and Nazira Kelly pose with their children, Zara and Ezra in North Carolina.
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Two decades after a vaccine was withdrawn, scientists are producing medicines to prevent a disease that afflicts nearly half a million people each year.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
Tick insect warning sign in nature forest. Lyme disease and tick-borne meningoencephalitis transmitter.
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Academic researchers partner with tech companies to make research more accessible, include more data.

  • May 18, 2022
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) system with sensor attached in arm controlling information and alerts with mobile phone app.
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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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Academic experts emphasize a need for patient counseling, as well as greater education around screening versus diagnostic testing.

  • April 14, 2022
A mature adult doctor and her patient both wear masks to the consultation to slow the spread of illness.
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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 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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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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Jennifer Doudna, PhD, discusses her work on CRISPR gene editing, diversity in science, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • November 8, 2021
Larry Jameson and Jennifer Doudna appear on a laptop screen