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The U.S. had too few psychiatrists even before COVID-19 increased anxiety and depression. Here’s how leaders are stepping up with a range of creative solutions.

  • August 9, 2022
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Are “abortion pills” safe? Are they effective? How are they different from emergency contraception?

  • August 4, 2022
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Child vaccination rates in the U.S. have declined from pre-COVID levels. Experts say vaccine hesitancy could cause resurgence of previously controlled diseases.

  • August 2, 2022

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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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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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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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CRISPR is revolutionizing experimental therapies, but where should society draw the line?

  • December 2, 2021
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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
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Most drugs are tested primarily on White men, casting doubt about their efficacy for others. Researchers are trying to diversify who participates in studies.

  • August 20, 2021
A diverse doctor and patient talk in an exam room
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A research dean says the tech revolution provides tools to help researchers and clinicians use their problem-solving and interpersonal skills.

  • August 10, 2021
Antony Rosen, MBChB, MS, in his lab at Johns Hopkins Medicine
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COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions halted studies for cancer, diabetes, and more, threatening scientific progress. Can researchers make up for lost time?

  • May 6, 2021
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