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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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The residency application process is full of challenges for students and programs. We explore three possible reforms and what they may mean for all involved.

  • September 13, 2022

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HRSA - Health Resources & Services Administration Innovation
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Patients come to the ICU for lifesaving treatments. Too often, they go home with life-altering problems. ICU expert Wes Ely, MD, MPH, is working to change that.

  • August 25, 2022
Wes Ely, MD, MPH, performs a cognitive exam on an ICU patient at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville in 2018.
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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
Engineer working use a power check machine on checking power of solar panels on the roof
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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
Nerve cells and electrical pulses, illustration
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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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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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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
Female microbiologist studying coronavirus with microscope
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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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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