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Q&A: Health of 9/11 First Responders 20 Years Later
The Scientist spoke with Rachel Zeig-Owens, the director of epidemiology for the World Trade Center Health Program, about what scientists have learned after two decades of studying illness and disease among survivors.
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Q&A: Health of 9/11 First Responders 20 Years Later
Q&A: Health of 9/11 First Responders 20 Years Later

The Scientist spoke with Rachel Zeig-Owens, the director of epidemiology for the World Trade Center Health Program, about what scientists have learned after two decades of studying illness and disease among survivors.

The Scientist spoke with Rachel Zeig-Owens, the director of epidemiology for the World Trade Center Health Program, about what scientists have learned after two decades of studying illness and disease among survivors.

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As COVID-19 therapies get emergency-use green lights, the Biden administration must organize a therapeutic review board to help identify what’s working and what’s not.
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Metabolites May Predict Lung Injury in 9/11 First Responders
Emma Yasinski | Sep 3, 2019
Firefighters who didn’t develop obstructive airway disease after the World Trade Center attacks had higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids and other factors that hint at possible protective effects of diet.
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Chia-Yi Hou | Aug 30, 2019
The number of measles cases this year is already more than all of the cases reported in 2018.
Marine Labs in the Southeast Prepare for Hurricane Florence
Ashley Yeager, Kerry Grens | Sep 11, 2018
Some scientists are taking advantage of the monster storm to study how ecosystems and animals respond to major disturbances.
Labs in Texas Batten Down the Hatches
Shawna Williams, Bob Grant | Aug 25, 2017
As Hurricane Harvey approaches land, researchers wait to see if their preparations will protect their experiments.
Opinion: Preparing for Potential Disasters
Larissa Paschyn | Jan 25, 2017
How to increase the resiliency of biotechnology organizations in the face of emergency risks
Opinion: Share Data for All Diseases
Elizabeth Marincola | Apr 28, 2016
Along with his recent $250 million donation to cancer research, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker emphasized the importance of data sharing.
UN Calls for $600M in Aid to Stop Ebola
Tracy Vence | Sep 4, 2014
The United Nations and medical organizations request additional international action on Ebola as the pace of the ongoing epidemic accelerates.
Pot Not Linked to Poor Health
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Marijuana use does not correlate with negative health outcomes or hospitalizations, a study has found.
Disaster-centric Journal Launched
Hannah Waters | Mar 29, 2012
The open-access Public Library of Science has launched a new journal to publish and disseminate scientific information quickly in the wake of disaster.