Protein of the Future

March 18, 2019

Get ready for a menu of lab-grown steaks, “bleeding” plant burgers, and cricket smoothies – w comments from our Ruth Faden and Jess Fanzo

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New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who is HIV-positive, has endorsed a plan to make Truvada, or PrEP, generic

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Machine-learning techniques used by thousands of scientists to analyse data are producing results that are misleading and often completely wrong.
Dr Genevera Allen from Rice University in Houston said that the increased use of such systems was contributing to a “crisis in science”

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Cheap and simple medical devices could improve performance and lower health-care costs, but first they have to overcome deeply rooted biases. With comments from our Nancy Kass

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But that can hurt you. Few people are familiar with the term “step therapy,” but most Americans have health insurance policies that adopt it. Step therapy programs, also known as “fail first policies,” require patients to try less expensive treatments before insurers agree to pay for more costly alternatives

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A new study shows that fentanyl test strips nudge drug users to take extra precautions

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Clear Up This Stem-Cell Mess

September 27, 2018

Confusion about mesenchymal stem cells is making it easier for people to sell unproven treatments, warn Douglas Sipp, Pamela G. Robey and Leigh Turner

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Using online platforms such as GoFundMe to solicit donations for health-related needs can help people access legitimate health services and avoid medical debt. But this kind of medical crowdfunding also raises funds for a multitude of scientifically unsupported procedures

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