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Quarantines: Chaos and Confusion

There has been a quantum change in the past few days as to how healthcare workers (HCW) returning from the West African countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone are being treated.

October 28, 2014 — Judy Stone
Why the new NIH guidelines for psychiatric drug testing worry me

Why the new NIH guidelines for psychiatric drug testing worry me

Psychiatric drugs have always been a black box. The complexity of the brain has meant that most successful drugs for treating disorders like depression, psychosis and bipolar disorder were discovered by accident and trial and error rather than rational design.

March 21, 2014 — Ashutosh Jogalekar
Rare Diseases – in Honor of Sam Berns

Rare Diseases – in Honor of Sam Berns

Two cases this week highlight some of the difficulties surrounding rare and orphan diseases. First, Sam Berns, age 17, just died from his progressive genetic disease, progeria, which causes very rapid and premature aging.

January 14, 2014 — Judy Stone

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