Forging Frontiers

  1. Shelley Rusincovitch, MMCi
    July 15, 2019

    This past June, more than 100 participants filled the Schiciano Auditorium in the Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences (FCIEMAS) on Duke University’s West Campus. They were there to attend the latest...

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    July 12, 2019

    In today’s Roundup: AI calls your bluff; the BIDMC MIMIC database fuels health data science; accounting for scientific uncertainty; drug pricing fix is scuttled; countering mistrust in medicine; capping hours for residents isn’t associated...

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    July 10, 2019

    In today’s Roundup: hardening the 911 system against cyberattack; performance metrics and physician burnout; historical amnesia and vaccine denial; off switch for CAR-T; call for Candida research; law enforcement conducting facial-recognition...

  4. Dr Califf
    July 9, 2019

    As a parent of a child with congenital heart disease (CHD), I felt a mixture of grief and horror upon reading a recent...

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    July 3, 2019

    In today’s Roundup: random chance may be driving readmission numbers; the amazing Zebrafish; pushing back on surveillance capitalism; advocating for better approaches to treating sickle-cell disease; consequences of the Mexico City policy;...

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    June 28, 2019

    In today’s Roundup: machine learning to detect “covert consciousness”; set a bot to catch a bot; the need for palliative care in heart failure; a look at the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service; pushing back against statin...

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    June 27, 2019

    The other day, after running as fast as he could around our yard, one of my sons ran up to me, grabbed my hand, and placed it on his chest. “See?” he said, “I can control how fast my heart beats!” I paused to position my fingers in just the right...

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    June 26, 2019

    In today’s Roundup: the robots are always watching; new approaches to noninferiority; scientific dogma and Alzheimer disease; 2 neighborhoods with 30 years’ difference in life expectancy; intergenerational trauma in Australia; Martian methane...

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    June 24, 2019

    In recent weeks, I’ve met with public health professionals on Australia’s west coast, journalists in Baltimore, Facebook staff in Manhattan, and science museum employees in Denmark. As I’ve spoken with information professionals from across the...

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    June 21, 2019

    In today’s Roundup: Prohibition's effects reconsidered; “lasting trauma” among kids detained at the border; grounding AI ethics in human rights; Census history and public health; new opioid evaluation framework at FDA; the importance of GWAS...

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