Large study quantifies risk of autism in ‘baby sibs’  Spectrum, May 2015
One in every five younger siblings of children with autism will end up being diagnosed with the disorder, according to the largest analysis to date of these ‘baby sibs.’

One Year after Sandy, Uneven Recovery at New York University’s labs Scientific American, October 2013
Walking through Gordon Fishell’s lab now, you would never know that much of his research was swept away by last year’s superstorm. Other scientists at New York University’s medical center cannot say the same.

Superfast TB test slashes waiting time Nature, September 2010
Infection with tuberculosis can be diagnosed easily and accurately in less than two hours.

Genetic variant predicts heart disease risk Technology Review, January 2008
A newly identified risk factor for heart disease also seems to indicate which patients will benefit from popular statin therapies.

Discover Magazine’s Top 100 stories of 2008:

#3 The FDA tackles tainted drugs from China
The realities of globalization hit the U.S. drug industry.

#18 Two Alzheimer’s drugs show promise
The new drugs use a totally different mechanism than most would-be treatments.

#38 Cholesterol drugs are prescribed for high-risk kids
8-year-olds can now take statins to reduce the chances of heart disease.

#64 Spain gives great apes legal rights
The animals have the right to life and protection from harmful research practices.

New techniques preserve fertility hope for women Nature Medicine, November 2008

Gates Foundation looks to fund unconventional health solutions Nature Medicine, April 2008

Discover Magazine’s Top 100 stories of 2007

#5 Rx for the FDA
Faced with controversies over drug warnings and recalls, the drug agency tries to revamp itself.

#12 New vaccine blocks bird flu

#15 Male circumcision: A new defense against HIV

#18 FDA says cold medicine is not for children under 6

#26 Controversy over cervical cancer vaccine

#64 Cloned hamburger, anyone?


Scientists, NIH in conflict over precious HIV samples Nature Medicine, April 2007
The NIH won’t fund projects on acute HIV infection, researchers say.

Health agency pulls back on ‘patronizing’ treatment to TB treatment Nature Medicine, March 2007
Even the staunchest advocates admit that the approach needs to be revised.

Virtually incurable TB warns of impending disaster Nature Medicine, March 2007
Extensively drug resistant strains have appeared in every part of the world.

When the vaccine causes disease Nature Medicine, March 2007
For infants infected with HIV, risks of vaccination outweigh benefits.

Petition aims to maintain cheap drugs Nature, January 2007
Court case in India threatens to derail generic medicines.

Discover Magazine’s Top 100 stories of 2006

#27 FDA approves vaccine for cervical cancer

#29 DDT is back

#53 Low-fat diet a bust?

#60 Polio’s return traced to lapses in India

#98 Fat vaccine works in rats

Actions speak louder than images Nature, Dec 2006
Scientists warn against using brain scans for legal decisions.

Spain’s ill-conceived project leaves its scientists in the lurch Nature Medicine, October 2006
Those who returned to Spain for Ramón y Cajal fellowships are scrambling for jobs.

Health agency backs use of DDT against malaria Nature, September 2006
Much-maligned pesticide returns to the front line.

AIDS meeting spotlights pills to prevent infection Nature Medicine, September 2006
Antiretroviral drugs could be the best option for prevention in high-risk groups.

Heroin boom fuels AIDS epidemic Nature, August 2006
Drug trade from Afghanistan is spreading HIV.

Of mice and men Nature Medicine, July 2006
How reliable are mouse models of Alzheimer disease?

Discover Magazine’s Top 100 stories of 2005:

#3 South Korea makes custom stem cells

#11 Plants mend their own DNA

#26 Bush’s rules complicate AIDS relief

#27 The flap over fat

#46 HIV attacks the gut first

#77 FDA warning: Over-the-counter medicines risky

Scientists seek simple remedies to cloning conundrums Nature Medicine, May 2005
Less controversial alternatives to therapeutic cloning are finding favor.

Discover Magazine’s Top 100 stories of 2004:

#18 No evidence that childhood vaccines trigger autism

#34 Prostate cancer test questioned

Immune response to SARS sets up puzzling paradox Nature Medicine, December 2004

Struggling to make an impact Nature, August 2004
Hampered by bureaucracy and politics, the international Roll Back Malaria partnership is failing.

Asian epidemic, abstinence top AIDS meeting agenda Nature Medicine, August 2004

AIDS care ignores children Nature, July 2004
Companies fail to design drugs for kids.

AIDS epidemic set to escalate in Asia Nature, July 2004
Leaders urged to take immediate action.

China launches new molecular medicine institute Nature Medicine, May 2004

Contraceptive research pregnant with anticipation Nature Medicine, May 2004

Marijuana researchers reach for pot of gold Nature Medicine, October, 2003

Fertility’s new frontier takes shape in the test tube Nature Medicine, September 2003

SARS epidemic unmasks age-old quarantine conundrum Nature Medicine, May 2003

Nebulous new rules rouse fear and loathing in laboratories Nature Medicine, March 2003

SCID trials to remain on the ‘bubble’ Nature Medicine, March 2003

Scientific openness faces reality check Nature Medicine, February 2003

Troubled times force old pharma to learn new tricks Nature Medicine, April 2003




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