Forging Frontiers

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    September 19, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: FDA lays out plan to fight antimicrobial resistance; "social vulnerability" in hurricane's wake; aspirin trial results; neural networks classify tumor samples; overlooked genes; Stiglitz warns of societal downsides of AI...

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    September 12, 2018

    Welcome to our special Hurricane Florence Edition! In today’s Roundup: “Hyperprolific” authors really churn it out; FDA threatens crackdown on e-cigs; AI does your homework (and creates your hypotheses?); PCORI issues data-sharing policy;...

  3. Megan Clowse, MD
    September 10, 2018
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    September 7, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: Machine learning reads Robinson Crusoe; paradoxical feedback systems in viral outrage; open access gets a movie; why "fail-fast" won't work for medicine; Google rolls out a new search feature for open-access datasets;...

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    September 5, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: smartphones to ID disease-vector mosquitoes; increasing concerns over vaccine refusal; European research funders won’t tolerate paywalled results; why good science is hard; spotting malicious bots (and humans) on social...

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    August 31, 2018

    For your Labor Day beach reading: global toll of firearms; costs of cancer care; balance billing in the spotlight; the beauty of “small data”; AI: the good, the bad & the downright scary; STD infection rates (still) climbing; LGBTQ...

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    August 29, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: Puerto Rico hurricane death toll climbs; social science replication efforts; struggle to get reliable data on school shootings; deep learning for sorting cell types; ACA “stuck in purgatory”; NASEM report warns that...

  8. Yousef Zafar, MD
    August 27, 2018

    “One day, all cancers will be rare cancers.”

    I remember oncologist and Flatiron vice president Neal Meropol saying this at a...

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    August 24, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: bot networks inflame vaccine “debate”; nutrition research comes in for critical scrutiny; crowdsourcing statistical analysis; polygenic risk scores; alphabetical authorship and academic obscurity; health systems turn...

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    August 22, 2018

    In today’s Roundup: AI unleashed on culprit genes in rare diseases; nightmare Ebola scenarios; quitting smoking still good for your health; Twitter bots have thoughts on vaping; CRISPR applied to human embryos; Medicaid work requirements and...