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In 2010, a social media campaign called “It Gets Better” was launched to help support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth around the world. The goal was to offer hope and encouragement and to empower youth to create and inspire the changes needed to make the world better for them and others. This was also Read More

An episode pitting top administrators at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) against senior scientists at the organization serves as a vital reminder of the importance of academic freedom and the need to communicate and express concerns about scientific research. NIH administrators prohibited two of its senior scientists from speaking out about a research study Read More

The recently released EAT-Lancet report makes recommendations that its authors, a group of international researchers and academics, say are necessary to improve the health of both the planet and its inhabitants. The report says this can be done by minimizing agriculture-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, particularly from the production of animal foods. They argue that Read More

Nationally, more than a third of basic-science doctoral candidates do not finish their training. Pursuing basic-science research is extremely difficult, and I struggled to complete my dissertation. My doctoral research focused on stem cells and their role in the spread of breast cancer. I thought my undergraduate and master’s degree training in mechanical and aerospace Read More

Each spring, the graduate division at Einstein honors the research achievements of selected students during its annual Marmur Symposium. It’s a special event for the program that gives winners a chance to present their findings to faculty, students, and student applicants that have been accepted to Einstein’s Ph.D. program, but who have not yet decided Read More

Ten years ago it would not have been worth my time to write about measles nor yours to read about it. In the year 2000, thanks to a very effective 2-shot childhood vaccination program using a combined measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, the U.S. was declared free of this potentially lethal disease. However, by the end of Read More