Jane Goodall has learned a lot about chimpanzees in her 55 years of studying them. She has learned a lot from them, too. And she’s putting those lessons into practice. That’s what she explains after giving a lecture at the U.S. State Department

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Cancer patients with lower incomes are a third less likely to be part of clinical trials that could help treat their disease than those whose annual income is at least $50,000, according to a new study. Researchers suggest that covering some of the costs of participating in a research study might enhance enrollment

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Approaching Zero

October 27, 2015

The West African Ebola outbreak is finally starting to approach manageable levels, after nearly 18 excruciating months and over 11,000 lost lives. Here’s what the current situation on the ground looks like and how the battle against Ebola finally might be won

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Dr Adnan Hyder shares his reflections from a workshop exploring the ethics of priority setting for health research in Oxford, UK, hosted by the Ethox Centre at Oxford University with the Future Health Systems consortium and the Ethics Thematic Working Group of Health Systems Global

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In August, 2015, a US federal district judge summarily dismissed a lawsuit against the University of Alabama in Birmingham’s institutional ethics review board brought by families of infants who had participated in the Surfactant, Positive Pressure, and Oxygenation Randomized Trial (SUPPORT) study

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Imagine if, instead of sweating on the treadmill and forcing yourself through repetitive sit-ups, you could have the benefits of exercise without any of the effort. That scenario isn’t a ridiculous fantasy but a serious scientific goal, and researchers have recently published a major breakthrough: They have created a blueprint of the molecular reactions to exercise

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Our Alan Regenberg comments on hazy definitions of disease and the problematic rationale given for extending a ban on federal funding of CDC research into the underlying causes of gun violence

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When the Womb Is a Crime Scene

September 23, 2015

Alabama has turned hundreds of pregnant women into felons for using drugs — even when they’re legal and the kids turn out fine

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