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Category: Surrogate markers

2 7/18/2018

Of news releases and mice


An imbalanced infographic: Is this the best way to bring ‘the most exciting, up-to-date science to the world’s attention’?


Walnuts for weight loss? Times makes huge leap based on brain scans of 9 people


3 reasons not to believe these 7 reasons that beer is good for you


Too much sitting ages you 8 years? Lazy headlines and a lost opportunity to educate about telomeres


Podcast: Vinay Prasad, MD takes on moonshots, precision medicine, journalism & more


Wearable monitors: what do we really know?

13 2/24/2016

TIME’s short memory on Alzheimer’s drug failures

3 10/22/2015

Is 1 in 7 Odds a Breakthrough? Is it Even Promising?

1 9/14/2015

Dr. Richard Lehman: Why does having abnormal glucose tests cost the USA $245bn?