Inspectors repeatedly found manufacturing and device quality problems with the HeartWare pump. But the FDA didn’t penalize the company, and patients had the device implanted without knowing the facts.
The potential for health-tracking apps to improve health care has barely been tapped.
Powerful genetic tools have become cheap and agile enough for biologists to create new strains of model organisms
With the software, researchers can solve problems that used to take years to work out.
If Some Have Their Way, Virtual Visits Are Here to Stay.
Covid-19 let virtual medicine out of the bottle. Now it’s time to tame it.
A key reason lifesaving ECMO is being rationed in the U.S. is a lack of regional coordination.
Genetic vaccines, wearable tech and new ways to discover drugs.
The coronavirus vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna rely heavily on two fundamental discoveries that emerged from federally funded research.
The gene expression and chromatin accessibility atlases will accelerate the study of the genomics of normal and abnormal development.
The vaccine has to be stored at -70 degrees Celsius. Typical freezers don’t get that cold, making distribution of this vaccine a logistical nightmare.
Many have pinned their hopes on a COVID-19 vaccine being developed at “warp speed.” But some scientific experts warn they’re all expecting too much, too soon.
The way we train our immune systems now to respond to SARS-CoV-2 could impact how well our bodies can respond to future coronaviruses.
If you look at all the steps needed for a coronavirus vaccine to be scientifically validated and cleared for public use. tt’s a long shot in 38 days.
A great deal of uncertainty remains about what happened to the unnamed patient, to the frustration of those avidly following the progress of vaccine testing.