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Two decades after a vaccine was withdrawn, scientists are producing medicines to prevent a disease that afflicts nearly half a million people each year.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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FDA - Food & Drug Administration Translational Research
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Supply chain experts warn of increasing disruptions, including many caused by geopolitical strife.

  • July 5, 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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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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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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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
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On November 12, the AAMC released a statement commending President Biden’s nomination of Robert M. Califf, MD, to be the next commissioner of the FDA.

  • November 12, 2021
Dr. Robert Califf
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The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is very effective against hospitalization and death, but more data are needed to determine if a booster shot is required.

  • August 18, 2021
Boxes of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine are prepared for distribution in West Virginia in March 2021.
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Scientists studying COVID-19 are working to solve mysteries about how the virus spreads, why its symptoms vary, and what to expect from vaccines and variants.

  • March 11, 2021
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COVID-19 vaccines haven’t been tested in pregnant people, but many scientists believe risks of adverse effects of the disease outweigh the risks of the vaccine.

  • March 4, 2021
Victoria Heinrich, an MD-PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh, poses after getting her COVID-19 vaccine while 20 weeks pregnant.