Science is often poorly communicated. Researchers can fight back

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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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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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About 100,000 Americans have sickle cell disease (formerly known as sickle cell anemia). Most of them are black. And many of them have faced challenges from the health care industry in getting their condition addressed

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Travis N. Rieder, the assistant director of education initiatives at the Berman Institute of Bioethics, a Hopkins research center, shared his personal experiences with opioids at the event

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Neuroethics as Outreach

September 12, 2017

Adina Roskies: “In this era in which “alternative facts” are allowed to bear that name, rather than their true name — which is “lies and misinformation” — and in which science is ignored, deemed irrelevant, or actively suppressed, I see a growing need for people in all the sciences and in ethics to speak out and to educate, wherever possible.”

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“If I put myself on the list [for a kidney transplant] and just wait, that’s not proactive,” Okun said. “You get on the list and then do nothing, you might get a kidney and you might not get a kidney. And it’s [a wait of] anywhere from five to nine years.”

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There’s less going on here than meets the eye

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