WATCH: HOW RESEARCHERS WILL STUDY COVID-19 VACCINES

The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19, has sickened millions of people around the world and upended everyday life in unprecedented...

STAT PLUS: SCIENTISTS 3D-MAP THE ‘LITTLE BRAIN OF THE HEART'

Even cardiologists might not know - or pay attention to - the intracardiac nervous system. This “little brain of the heart” is a system...

 
 
 

OPINION: THE DATA-FREE ZONE OF COVID-19 COMPLICATES MEDICAL, FAMILY DECISION-MAKING

“What would you do, doc?” It's a question I get all the time as a family doctor practicing full-scope primary care after describing...

OPINION: BEATING COVID-19 WILL CHANGE HOW NEW THERAPIES ARE DEVELOPED

The global Covid-19 pandemic has left families and communities around the globe grieving for lost loved ones, exhausted from prolonged...

 
 
 

‘FORCED TO RETRACT COMPLETELY INTO OURSELVES,' A MOTHER AND SON CONFRONT CANCER IN THE AGE OF COVID-19

Amy Sapien had prepared for her April 13 surgery as best she could. She dyed her long blond hair a bright pink. She got a tattoo on...

MODERNA EXECUTIVES HAVE CASHED OUT $89M IN SHARES THIS YEAR, AS STOCK PRICE HAS SOARED ON VACCINE HOPES

The top five executives at the biotech company Moderna have sold more than $89 million of stock so far this year - initiating nearly...

 
 
 

HOSPITAL RECORDS HOLD VALUABLE COVID-19 DATA. MAKING IT USABLE IS TIME-CONSUMING WORK

As tens of thousands of people worldwide test positive for Covid-19 every day, researchers are beginning to accumulate a trove of data...

TRUMP TRIES TO CONVINCE VOTERS HE'S LOWERED DRUG PRICES, BASED ONLY ON A MODEST TWEAK TO MEDICARE

WASHINGTON - President Trump used a glitzy Rose Garden address, flanked by pharmaceutical company CEOs and patient advocates, to boast...

 
 
 

NEW RESEARCH REWRITES HISTORY OF WHEN COVID-19 ARRIVED IN U.S. - AND POINTS TO MISSED CHANCES TO STOP IT

New research has poured cold water on the theory that the Covid-19 outbreak in Washington state - the country's first - was triggered...

STAT PLUS: EXPERTS PUSH FOR A ‘SEAL OF APPROVAL' TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF MEDICINES

Should there be a Good Housekeeping ‘seal of approval' for prescription medicines? In a new paper, a group of academics and pharmacists...

 
 
 

STAT PLUS: A PHARMA EFFORT TO WORK WITH EUROPEAN OFFICIALS TO DEVELOP NEW DRUGS IS A “FAILURE”

In a scathing report, a pair of non-governmental organizations accused the European pharmaceutical industry of “failing to meaningfully...

STAT PLUS: PHARMALITTLE: MERCK ENTERS COVID-19 VACCINE RACE; PHARMA ALARMED BY PUSH FOR U.S.-ONLY SUPPLY CHAIN

Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another working week. We hope the weekend respite was somehow restful and invigorating, especially...

 
 
 

OPINION: BIOPHARMA COMPANIES ARE SPREADING MISINFORMATION - AND TAKING ADVANTAGE OF IT

As Covid-19 upends the world, people are putting their faith in the biopharma industry to save us from this crisis. Retail investors...

MERCK LEAPS INTO COVID-19 VACCINE RACE, AIMING TO TEST TWO DIFFERENT CANDIDATES THIS YEAR

Merck, one of the largest vaccine makers in the world, is entering the Covid-19 arena with an announcement on Tuesday it is developing...

 
 
 

AS COVID-19 TEARS THROUGH NAVAJO NATION, YOUNG PEOPLE STEP UP TO PROTECT THEIR ELDERS

Michelle Tom stared into the screen. The Navajo doctor had just finished a grueling shift at the Winslow Indian Health Care Center...

STAT PLUS: ‘ONE THING CANCER PATIENTS DON'T GENERALLY HAVE IS TIME': NEW CANCER RESEARCH LEADER BRINGS URGENCY TO SANOFI

Peter Adamson joined Sanofi in late March, as the coronavirus pandemic surged around the world and changed lives and livelihoods. Someday,...

 
 
 

OPINION: HOSPITALS ARE BUSIER THAN EVER - AND GOING OUT OF BUSINESS

At various points over the last few weeks, news reports have told stories of booming hospitals: emergency departments overwhelmed by...

STAT PLUS: ARGENX ANTIBODY DRUG IMPROVES SYMPTOMS IN PATIENTS WITH MYASTHENIA GRAVIS

Argenx, a Belgian drug maker, said Tuesday that its experimental medicine improved the symptoms of patients with a rare neuromuscular...

 
 
 

AI SYSTEMS ARE WORSE AT DIAGNOSING DISEASE WHEN TRAINING DATA IS SKEWED BY SEX

The artificial intelligence model showed great promise in predicting which patients treated in U.S. Veterans Affairs hospitals would...

OPINION: WHEN BUBONIC PLAGUE HIT FRANCE IN 1720, OFFICIALS DITHERED. SOUND FAMILIAR?

On May 25, 1720, a ship named the Grand Saint-Antoine arrived in the port of Marseille, France, laden with cotton, fine silks, and...

 
 
 



Donald Trump claims anti-conservative bias on social media is 'greatest...

Donald Trump claims anti-conservative bias on social media is 'greatest threat to free speech'

The order could open Twitter, Facebook and Google to lawsuits by diluting legal protection which stops them from being liable for posts on their platforms. Read more ...

Letters between the Queen and governor-general Sir John Kerr in dismissal of...

Letters between the Queen and governor-general Sir John Kerr in dismissal of Gough Whitlam released

Historian Jenny Hocking has been fighting a million dollar legal battle for four years to have the 211 letters between the Queen and Sir John Kerr released. Read more ...

Trump's executive order calls out YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook...

Trump's executive order calls out YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook - but Google's name curiously disappeared from the final version of the order

In response to Twitter fact-checking his tweets, President Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at regulating social media companies. In the order, Trump explicitly... Read more ...

President Trump's clampdown on social media could hurt startups and cripple...

President Trump's clampdown on social media could hurt startups and cripple competition with Facebook and Twitter

President Donald Trump just signed an executive order that cracks down on social media companies, following Twitter's recent decision to add fact-check labels to two of his... Read more ...

Myka Stauffer made 'difficult decision to rehome son to give him best chance'

Myka Stauffer made 'difficult decision to rehome son to give him best chance'

Myka Stauffer's lawyers have spoken out amid the backlash the YouTuber has faced after deciding to rehome her autistic adopted son 'to give him the best care' Read more ...

LIVE UPDATES: Protests escalate over the death of George Floyd in...

LIVE UPDATES: Protests escalate over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Denver, New York

George Floyd, a black man, died on Monday after an officer knelt on Floyd's neck for several minutes, as Floyd said he couldn't breathe. He became unresponsive four minutes... Read more ...

Trump has officially declared war on Twitter and Facebook. Here's the latest...

Trump has officially declared war on Twitter and Facebook. Here's the latest on the executive order targeting social media and the reaction at internet companies

Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that calls for "transparency and accountability from online platforms." The order represents a remarkable and direct... Read more ...

Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock gets engaged to Andre Gray on fourth anniversary

Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock gets engaged to Andre Gray on fourth anniversary

Leigh-Anne Pinnock has turned the coronavirus lockdown into a celebration as she gets engaged to Watford footballer Andre Gray on their fourth anniversary Read more ...

Madonna mocked over 'tribute' to George Floyd as she posts video of her son...

Madonna mocked over 'tribute' to George Floyd as she posts video of her son David Banda dancing

On Thursday, the 61-year-old singer shared a clip of Banda, 14, dancing to 'They Don't Care About Us' by the late Michael Jackson, which some Twitter users felt was misjudged. Read more ...

Minneapolis declares a state of emergency as protests over George Floyd's...

Minneapolis declares a state of emergency as protests over George Floyd's death spread across US 

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey declared a local emergency Thursday night due to civil disturbances, as the National Guard and state troopers have been drafted in to the city. Read more ...