Clinical trials in the United States have been plagued for years by two well-known problems: They don’t recruit enough people and they fail to reflect the diversity of our nation. The good news is that solving the diversity problem can resolve both issues. Two birds, one stone

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A watchdog group sets aside emotions to assess drugs’ value. Patients say their lives are more than a number

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“It’s changed my life,” says Andrea Sella, who is professor of chemistry at University College London. “I couldn’t believe that I’d found myself at Latitude in front of about 1,000 people talking about carbon dioxide, dry ice and climate change,” he says of his first involvement in scientific outreach at a music festival

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Mice Against Ticks

August 23, 2018

Q&A with a panel of experts, including our Ruth Faden, to discuss Mice Against Ticks, a community-guided project which aims to reduce the number disease-carrying ticks on Nantucket

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Esther Choo, an emergency medicine physician, was at a mall in Portland, Oregon, when she fired off a tweet that briefly transformed medical Twitter: “When I first met B, he’d been dead for 20 min. We got him back, inexplicably. He calls me every year on the anniversary. 10 years now. #ShareAStoryInOneTweet” (@choo_ek)

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Why are they invisible in the media? Nurses have made vital contributions to health and health care for generations and are essential players today. Nurses outnumber doctors by almost 3 to 1. So why are nurses missing in action when it comes to health news stories?

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Redesigning Maternal Care

April 24, 2018

Sweeping changes in medical practice could improve the dismal U.S. rate of maternal deaths and near-deaths, an influential doctors’ group says

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I went to a New York classroom to see how kids were being prepared for the future of gene editing.

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