September 23, 2022

Shakeup with Optum’s Health Data Licensing Sparks an Outcry Among Scientists

(STAT News) – A move by Optum to change longstanding practices for licensing data to academic institutions has sparked an outcry among researchers, who argue the move will make accessing data so costly and difficult that universities will scale back … Read More

September 21, 2022

Genetic Tests Create Treatment Opportunities and Confusion for Breast Cancer Patients

(Kaiser Health News) – The past decade has witnessed a rapid expansion of genetic tests, including new instruments to inform patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer about the risk of recurrence and to guide their treatment. But the … Read More

September 21, 2022

A Box of 200 Mosquitoes Did the Vaccinating in This Malaria Trial. That’s Not a Joke!

(NPR) – “We use the mosquitoes like they’re 1,000 small flying syringes,” explains University of Washington, Seattle physician and scientist Dr. Sean Murphy, lead author on a paper in Science Translational Medicine released on August 24 detailing the vaccine trials.  … Read More

September 19, 2022

Games That Push the Brain to the Limit Get Scientists’ Attention in Fight Against Dementia

(Wall Street Journal) – You may be able to prevent or delay dementia with changes in diet and exercise, research has found. Now another possible tool for avoiding dementia is getting researchers’ attention: specially designed videogames. Companies are marketing a … Read More