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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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Basic Science Translational Research
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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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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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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
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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
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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
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