Drug makers routinely exploited continuing education seminars as opportunities to market pills to doctors, drug company documents reveal.
Patients are paying tens of thousands of dollars for stem cell treatments overseas, yet there’s little evidence the shots do any good. My reporting for The Washington Post turned up dozens of stem cell clinics and plenty of unhappy patients.
A virtual outbreak in the online game World of Warcraft teaches epidemiologists about real-world pandemics. Utne Reader reprinted this feature from Science News.
In this 2001 JAMA news article, I examine the difficulties producing an HIV vaccine and predict an effective vaccine is many years away. Recent disappointing trial results bear out the prediction.
Academic cloning scientists clash with renegade would-be human cloners at an event sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences. This 2001 JAMA report highlights the low success rate of cloning mammals and myriad health problems experienced by the animals.
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