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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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CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Basic 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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Researchers increasingly find their work misunderstood and misused, as iteration in scientific discovery clashes with public access and interpretation.

  • July 14, 2022
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A paucity of drugs for children forces doctors to prescribe ‘off-label’ and figure out doses. New ways to run clinical trials yield more pediatric medications.

  • June 21, 2022
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Even as the CDC and WHO raise their alert levels, experts say we should be aware but not worried — yet. Here’s the latest on this viral outbreak.

  • June 15, 2022
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Some believe bioelectronic devices might one day replace medication in treating a variety of diseases, from depression to diabetes.

  • June 14, 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 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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Experts weigh in on how the vaccines are holding up against the highly contagious variant.

  • February 8, 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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Experts weigh in on how to assess personal risks when planning holiday gatherings.

  • December 14, 2021
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