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Carolyn Y. Johnson
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science reporter at the Boston Globe
science reporter at the Boston Globe

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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 
  

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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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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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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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Bruins' goalie Tuukka Rask to have an eponymous wasp. #entomology   #Bruins   #NHL  

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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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