China is making a bid to use its Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It’s a move that could further complicate efforts to test a crowded field of vaccines and therapies in the context of a waning outbreak

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What is the place of a profit motive in the production of knowledge at public universities?

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Fortunately, the new outbreak is happening in the DRC, a country well versed in fighting the dreaded virus

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Bariatric surgery works, but hundreds of thousands of eligible patients can’t get it

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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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(Animated map video) There are now so many clinics selling non-FDA approved stem cell offerings across the U.S. that tens or hundreds of thousands of patients are at risk. How did we get here?

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Many advocate an international consensus on ethical issues around a science that makes fundamental changes to human DNA yet still isn’t completely understood. “How do we make sure everyone is under the same tent?” says Jeffrey Kahn, director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University. With Crispr science still uncertain, “we need to be talking to each other internationally.”

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A new study ranks 20 wealthy countries on childhood deaths. The US comes in last.

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