Critic at Large

» disease/medicine, science publishing and culture

Most Recent

image: Reading Into the Future

Reading Into the Future

By Richard Smith | April 1, 2012

Will traditional scientific journals follow newspapers into oblivion?

20 Comments

image: Antibiotics in the Animals We Eat

Antibiotics in the Animals We Eat

By Bonnie M. Marshall and Stuart B. Levy | April 1, 2012

Low-dose antibiotics in animal feed fuel drug-resistance in human infectious diseases.

0 Comments

image: Toads

Toads

By Richard P. Sloan | August 1, 2011

Ascribing benefits to the experience of devastating illness or trauma is fraught with hidden dangers.

33 Comments

image: Hard and Harder

Hard and Harder

By Michael K. Gusmano | June 5, 2011

The path to eradicating malaria in Africa involves much more than just a vaccine.

18 Comments

image: Imagining a Cure

Imagining a Cure

By Nicholas P. Restifo and Megan Bachinski | April 11, 2011

For cancer patients, close is not good enough.

0 Comments

image: Another Revolution Needed?

Another Revolution Needed?

By Fahd Al-Mulla | March 1, 2011

Counting the many plagues that threaten research in the Middle East and North Africa region

1 Comment

Popular Now

  1. How to Separate the Science From the (Jerk) Scientist
  2. Could a Dose of Sunshine Make You Smarter?
  3. Prevalent Form of Childhood Leukemia May Be Preventable
  4. Arizona Moves to Alter Wording About Evolution in Education