Superfast TB test slashes waiting time Nature, September 2010
Infection with tuberculosis can be diagnosed easily and accurately in less than two hours.
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.
Scientists, NIH in conflict over precious HIV samples Nature Medicine, May 2007
Health agency pulls back on ‘patronizing’ treatment to TB treatment Nature Medicine, March 2007
Virtually incurable TB warns of impending disaster Nature Medicine, March 2007
When the vaccine causes disease Nature Medicine, March 2007
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
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
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
Heroin boom fuels AIDS epidemic Nature, August 2006
Drug trade from Afghanistan is spreading HIV.
Of mice and men Nature Medicine, July 2006
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
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