Forging Frontiers

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    October 19, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: 3-D data visualization; stats caveats; the complex world of regulating food safety; US vaccine rates slip (again); dengue vaccine approved by EMA; NIH chimps heading for retirement; FDA approval for device to patch stent...

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    October 17, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: poor residents of states that didn’t expand Medicaid defer needed care; “hyperalarming” insect die-offs; no evidence for statins outside of cardiovascular disease; massive retraction for stem-cell researcher; ontologies...

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    October 12, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: be kind to your statistician; R package swats bots on MTurk; working harder to avoid burnout; prices for ACA plans to fall; telemedicine uptake lags (even when it’s paid for); paywall vs “datawall”; rapid factchecking;...

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    October 10, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: They’re good dogs (but are they spreading antibiotic-resistant bacteria?); statisticians asked to do the unthinkable; algorithms everywhere; overhyping behavioral economics; HPV vaccine approved for 45-year-olds; National...

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    October 5, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: neglected water infrastructure; weaponized social media; a new snapshot of online disinformation post-2016; internet still growing; reassuring (observational) news for coffee fiends; patients still face barriers in getting...

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    October 3, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: Census releases Opportunity Atlas; physician burnout may affect patient safety; more on Cochrane contretemps; CRISPR and new drug classes might plug antibiotic gap; giving new meaning to “brain games”; algorithmic fairness...

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    September 28, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: The human cost of fragmented medical records; Drazen leaving NEJM; California succeeds in driving down maternal mortality; AI isn’t child’s play (or is it?); a proposal to rethink authorship; stopping mass shootings; 20...

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    September 26, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: damage from Florence hits some in NC harder than others; 100 years after the 1918 flu pandemic; what we don’t know about atrial fibrillation; algorithmic antibiotics; ongoing challenges to vaccination; gene drive test-...

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    September 21, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: dosing your octopus for science; demystifying deep learning; Black patients lack access to clinical trials; whither value-based payment; health threats from hog farms; bloodthirsty media hype; continuing concern over...

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    September 20, 2018

    In the kickoff symposium for Duke Forge in 2017, I noted that that a 2012 issue of the Harvard Business Review heralded “data scientist” as the “...

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