Can Social Media Inform Public Health Efforts?
Can Social Media Inform Public Health Efforts?
Scientists are using social media to track diseases and understand how people respond to them.
Can Social Media Inform Public Health Efforts?
Can Social Media Inform Public Health Efforts?

Scientists are using social media to track diseases and understand how people respond to them.

Scientists are using social media to track diseases and understand how people respond to them.

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A New Way to Establish Cause and Effect in Epidemiology?
A New Way to Establish Cause and Effect in Epidemiology?
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Jan 1, 2020
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 Year After the Midterm Elections, Where Are They Now?
A Year After the Midterm Elections, Where Are They Now?
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 17, 2019
Political newcomers to federal and state legislatures with STEM backgrounds are bringing evidence to drafting laws, yet getting bills passed remains elusive.
New Oral Polio Vaccine to Bypass Key Clinical Trials
New Oral Polio Vaccine to Bypass Key Clinical Trials
Robert Fortner | Dec 17, 2019
Health officials are rushing a genetically engineered product into the field to counter uncontained outbreaks of vaccine-derived polio.
Elsevier Progresses in Open-Access Deal Making
Elsevier Progresses in Open-Access Deal Making
Diana Kwon | Dec 2, 2019
The scholarly publisher has announced several new licensing agreements in both Europe and the US—but some major academic groups are still without contracts and access to journals.
Research Interrupted in Hong Kong Amid Protests
Research Interrupted in Hong Kong Amid Protests
Abby Olena | Nov 22, 2019
While short-term disruptions are manageable, scientists say, they are still concerned the unrest—and possible political ramifications—will affect the country’s research programs long-term.
Neural Stem Cell Transplantation Crawls Toward the Clinic
Neural Stem Cell Transplantation Crawls Toward the Clinic
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 29, 2019
Several early-stage clinical trials indicate that implanting patients with the cells is safe. But whether they can alleviate neurological problems remains to be seen.
Academics in Ukraine Fighting Against Rampant Misconduct
Academics in Ukraine Fighting Against Rampant Misconduct
Emil Filtenborg, Stefan Weichert | Oct 29, 2019
Plagiarism and bribery are commonplace, they say, and they’ve begun calling out lapses in scientific integrity.
Can Preventing Seizures Alter the Course of Autism?
Can Preventing Seizures Alter the Course of Autism?
Jessica Wright | Oct 8, 2019
Experimental surgeries to prevent seizures may help scientists understand the link between autism and epilepsy.
What Your DNA Can’t Tell You
What Your DNA Can’t Tell You
Diana Kwon | Oct 2, 2019
Companies are selling reports about a wide range of physical, cognitive, and behavioral traits to consumers based on their genomic data, but such tests have a number of limitations.