Author Archives: Editorial Staff

Listen: Scott Gottlieb on the next pandemic, another Covid winter, & Aduhelm’s slow rollout

What does Covid-19 have in store for this winter? Is Aduhelm a commercial dud? And are we prepared for the next pandemic? We cover all that and more this week on “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. First, STAT’s Helen Branswell joins us to discuss the state of the Covid-19 pandemic as we head into […]

STAT+: Defense Department watchdog criticizes oversight of military’s pharmaceutical supply chain

Amid mounting concerns over the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain, a Department of Defense watchdog found an overreliance on foreign suppliers that could harm national security and that the Pentagon failed to assess the risks of shortages or develop strategies to mitigate disruptions. Among the shortcomings, the Defense Department did not aggregate and analyze the origins […]

Scientists characterize new genetic variants that cause nonsyndromic neurodevelopmental disorder

Northwestern Medicine scientists have characterized several variants of the gene GRIK2 that cause nonsyndromic neurodevelopmental disorder (NDD), according to a study published in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

New discovery may offer a promising avenue for study of multiple sclerosis

A surprising discovery may offer a promising new direction in the study of multiple sclerosis and other diseases of hypomyelination – when axons of neurons are not covered sufficiently in fatty sheaths (myelin), which disrupts communication between nerve cells.

People with natural immunity and subsequent mRNA vaccination can neutralize viral particles capable of resisting vaccine-induced antibodies

New research suggests SARS-CoV-2 spike protein substitution mutations can create a replication-defective viral particle that makes the virus resistant to vaccine-induced antibodies.

Expert panel recommends against use of race in assessment of kidney function

An expert task force on Thursday released a new and much-anticipated approach for diagnosing kidney function, saying there is no need for controversial algorithms that consider race in the assessment of kidney disease. The new recommendations come as a victory for a growing number of physicians and activists who argue the use of race-based tools […]

Engineers introduce a new approach for recycling plastics

Engineers have come up with a revolutionary new method for tackling plastic pollution by harnessing the inner workings of proteins. The result? A whole new way of looking at plastic recycling.

Engineers introduce a new approach for recycling plastics

Engineers have come up with a revolutionary new method for tackling plastic pollution by harnessing the inner workings of proteins. The result? A whole new way of looking at plastic recycling.

Engineers introduce a new approach for recycling plastics

Engineers have come up with a revolutionary new method for tackling plastic pollution by harnessing the inner workings of proteins. The result? A whole new way of looking at plastic recycling.

Engineers introduce a new approach for recycling plastics

Engineers have come up with a revolutionary new method for tackling plastic pollution by harnessing the inner workings of proteins. The result? A whole new way of looking at plastic recycling.