Editors’ Note: The following blog post originally appeared on Forbes.com. A colleague recently sent me an article in the Daily News titled “Increased cancer rate in US linked to bad environment” and asking my opinion of it. The opening sentence read, “Improving the worst environments in the US could prevent 39 in every 100,000 cancer deaths.” The Daily News item Read More
Although every technology product released today seems as if it is “powered by artificial intelligence,” the actual AI revolution is ahead of us. When it arrives, it will be on par with the industrial revolution in changing our lives, especially in the world of medicine. John McCarthy, a legendary computer scientist, coined the term “AI” Read More
Editors’ Note: This past Saturday, more than 300 members of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine community joined tens of thousands of people at worldwide demonstrations advocating for the future of scientific and medical research. Einstein students, staff and senior administration members who make up the Einstein-Montefiore Action Group took part in March for Science Read More
“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
Editors’ Note: After several decades in the U.S., renowned researcher Jacques Grosset M.D., professor, Center for Tuberculosis Research at Johns Hopkins Medicine, is retiring and returning to his native France. Earlier this year, at the invitation of his friend, Einstein’s William Jacobs, Jr., Ph.D., professor of microbiology & immunology and HHMI investigator, Dr. Grosset spoke at Read More
This raises an important question: When the FDA and similar agencies make decisions on public health issues that are intertwined with science, do the larger scientific and medical communities wield any influence?