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Two decades after a vaccine was withdrawn, scientists are producing medicines to prevent a disease that afflicts nearly half a million people each year.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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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
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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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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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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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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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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