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“What do we want? Data! When do we want it? Forever!” “When I say peer, you say review! Peer! Review! Peer! Review!” Those chants went up at the Women’s March in January. They’re likely to be heard again at the March for Science that will take place on Saturday. But the chants were likely inspired by an open Read More

MINIMED 670G hybrid closedloop insulin pump

According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 1.25 million Americans have type 1 diabetes (T1D). Five percent of people with diabetes have this form of the disease; it is usually first diagnosed in children and young adults, affecting their health and hampering their lifestyle. For those of us caring for these patients and trying to Read More

Word cloud with phrases associated with gene editing

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) recently issued a consensus report, “Human Genome Editing: Science, Ethics, and Governance,” on editing the human genome using a powerful technique called CRISPR/Cas9. This technique enables changes to be made not only to an individual’s genetic makeup, but also to the human Read More

ilustration of lung cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, with approximately 155,870 deaths from the disease in 2016. Add to that an estimated 222,500 new diagnoses of lung cancer and it’s clear that a big challenge lies ahead for researchers. Still, recent advances in diagnosis and Read More

travis-match

Editors’ Note: Today is Match Day, when graduating medical students across the nation learn where they will spend their residencies. In this post, we hear from Travis Howlette, a student who shares his thoughts about how he felt leading up to when he found out about his matching at Mount Sinai. If someone were to ask me the most Read More

Boy holding his mother's hand

One day I received a call in the office from someone seeking to make a documentary on individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) transitioning to the workforce. The caller wanted to know if I had patients who might be interested in participating. I thought for a moment: It had been a typical week in my Read More