Almost 300 faculty and staff members of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City have signed a letter to the board of trustees calling for a “culture shift” in light of a lawsuit alleging sex and age discrimination at the institution. More than 260 medical students and 200 alumni have signed similar letters

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The East African country’s campaign to end cervical cancer through the HPV vaccine has had to overcome cultural taboos and rumours about infertility – but it’s saving lives

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To be successful as researchers, we must be able to think through the impacts of our work on society and speak up when necessary, says Natalie Kofler

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A spate of bullying allegations have rocked several high-profile science institutions. Here’s how researchers, universities, funders and others are dealing with the issue

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Johns Hopkins experts, including our Jeffrey Kahn, discuss the issues raised by Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking novel. Media+Monsters: Two Centuries of Frankenstein takes place Wednesday, Oct 31, at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway theater

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Human eggs have been grown in the laboratory for the first time, say researchers at the University of Edinburgh. The team say the technique could lead to new ways of preserving the fertility of children having cancer treatment

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In the Halloween season, American culture briefly participates in an ancient tradition of making the world of the dead visible to the living: Children dress as skeletons, teens go to horror movies and adults play the part of ghosts in haunted houses. But what if the dead played a more active, more participatory role in our daily lives?

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Our Number’s Up

October 26, 2017

Where does our number sense come from? Is it a neural capacity we are born with — or is it a product of our culture?

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