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This bill promises to speed up drug approvals so much that it’s making people uncomfortable. Critics worry that the bill nicknamed "Cures" will actually unravel a hard-won regulatory regime that protects patients from drugs that might harm them or not work.   #cures2015 #fda 
  
This bill in Congress, which will speed drug approvals in America, appears to have support from both political parties. And that has many in the medical community alarmed.
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I read your article in the Wash Post about the drug prices being the norm, great read. Well researched. I really hope you keep getting published and informing the populace. Cheers
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For a decade before primate deaths due to animal care were acknowledged at Harvard Medical School's New England Primate Research Center, there were a dozen suspicious deaths of dehydrated squirrel monkeys that have been revealed by new documents obtained by the Globe. #animalresearch   #Harvard  
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“When papers are written and data are presented in public it looks like everything is just perfect, and that is not what science is,” Olsen said. “Science is an imperfect human activity that we try to do as best we can.” #irreproducibility   #retraction  
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Bruins' goalie Tuukka Rask to have an eponymous wasp. #entomology   #Bruins   #NHL  
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This summer, I wrote a brief story about the teams that were going to build the science instrument on the next NASA Mars rover. Something that I learned about the MIT team really made me think there must be a fun and interesting story to do here - a behind-the-scenes of who these people are and why they want to build this instrument to generate oxygen. I just loved writing this story and meeting this team. #NASA #Mars  #SpaceCowboys  
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Borrowing the methods of medicine and science to create better public policy. Fighting poverty with randomized, controlled trials.
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Hi, friends, I'm riding from Boston to the Cape on May 30 to support +Best Buddies International. Please consider supporting my ride. Donations in any amount are very much appreciated!
 The below photo, a depiction of this winter's typical Boston training regimen, by the talented +Christopher McIntosh 
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In disease outbreaks, researchers call for openness and sharing -- something akin to the "Bermuda Principles" that led to the human genome project being made public in real time. These are the kind of #openaccess  measures that can establish norms in research. 
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“Our sense of risk is probably skewed. Even collectively, over generations, we haven’t seen hurricane activity like the sediment record suggests happens,” said Jeffrey Donnelly, a paleoclimatologist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, who led the work. “We have a lot of focus on human-induced climate change. Here’s an instance where, without human intervention, prior to the industrial age, we had hurricanes like we’ve never experienced. The risk is potentially much greater than we appreciated.” #hurricanes   #climatechange  
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So much for seeing an upside to climate change: global warming won't prevent massive snowstorms. 
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