A New Way to Establish Cause and Effect in Epidemiology?
A New Way to Establish Cause and Effect in Epidemiology?
A technique called Mendelian randomization is overturning the conclusions of observational studies in public health. But researchers question whether the method can overcome its fundamental limitations.
A New Way to Establish Cause and Effect in Epidemiology?
A New Way to Establish Cause and Effect in Epidemiology?

A technique called Mendelian randomization is overturning the conclusions of observational studies in public health. But researchers question whether the method can overcome its fundamental limitations.

A technique called Mendelian randomization is overturning the conclusions of observational studies in public health. But researchers question whether the method can overcome its fundamental limitations.

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Biogen Presents Data on Efficacy of Alzheimer’s Drug
Biogen Presents Data on Efficacy of Alzheimer’s Drug
Shawna Williams | Dec 6, 2019
The company and its partner halted two clinical trials for futility early this year, but now say they’ll seek approval for aducanumab.
The Open Data Explosion
The Open Data Explosion
Viviane Callier | Dec 31, 2018
Scientists are working to maximize the benefits and minimize the costs of sharing.
Data Sharing in Action: When Drug Companies Open Their Trial Vaults
Data Sharing in Action: When Drug Companies Open Their Trial Vaults
Abby Olena | Dec 3, 2018
YODA, a program facilitated by Yale University researchers, has successfully distributed clinical trial records from Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic to external researchers since 2013.
Fresh Concerns Raised About UIC Researcher’s Pediatric Drug Study
Fresh Concerns Raised About UIC Researcher’s Pediatric Drug Study
Catherine Offord | Jul 3, 2018
New documents reveal that Mani Pavuluri had enrolled her sons as controls in a prematurely halted drug trial, a ProPublica investigation finds.
Researchers Team Up with Patients to Build a Breast Cancer Database
Researchers Team Up with Patients to Build a Breast Cancer Database
Jef Akst | Dec 31, 2017
Combining genomic, clinical, and patient-reported data, the Metastatic Breast Cancer Project provides a unique resource for the cancer community.
Equivocal Findings of Alzheimer’s Trial Using Young Blood
Equivocal Findings of Alzheimer’s Trial Using Young Blood
Catherine Offord | Nov 5, 2017
A team of Stanford University researchers say that administering young people’s blood plasma to Alzheimer’s patients could improve cognitive function, but the results have been criticized.
Sequencing Genomes in the ICU Improves Outcomes
Sequencing Genomes in the ICU Improves Outcomes
Bob Grant | Oct 19, 2017
A handful of infants in a neonatal intensive care unit who were diagnosed with rare diseases using whole-genome sequencing had shorter hospital stays and better health outcomes, researchers find.
Seeding the Gut Microbiome Prevents Sepsis in Infants
Seeding the Gut Microbiome Prevents Sepsis in Infants
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 16, 2017
An oral mix of a pre- and probiotic can decrease deaths from the condition, according to the results of a large clinical trial conducted in rural India. 
Stem Cell Trial Data Mostly Go Unpublished
Stem Cell Trial Data Mostly Go Unpublished
Anna Azvolinsky | May 5, 2017
Less than half of completed stem cell studies in humans are published in peer-reviewed journals, according to an analysis of regenerative medicine trials.