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What is social structure, and why does it help some but harm others?

What is social structure, and why does it help some but harm others?

The college admissions cheating scandal has outraged millions, bringing to light the gaps between the privileged and less privileged citizens. Being a social scientist who ...

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How unjust social structures help some but harm others

How unjust social structures help some but harm others

The college admissions cheating scandal has outraged millions, bringing to light the gaps between the privileged and less privileged citizens. Being a social scientist who ...

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Pollen is getting worse, but you can make things better with these tips from an allergist

Pollen is getting worse, but you can make things better with these tips from an allergist

Blooming spring flowers signal the beginning of spring, but for millions of people, they also signal the onset of the misery: allergy and asthma season. Itchy, watery ...

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Kids exposed to flame retardant PBDE are at risk for lifelong liver or cardiovascular problems

Kids exposed to flame retardant PBDE are at risk for lifelong liver or cardiovascular problems

What factors determine if you will experience healthy and cheerful aging or if it will turn into an endless chain of suffering from numerous health conditions? Many ...

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The unique vulnerabilities and needs of teen survivors of mass shootings

The unique vulnerabilities and needs of teen survivors of mass shootings

The tragic deaths of Sydney Aiello and Calvin Desir, teen survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, remind us that for ...

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Is there a path forward that could help the poor, not harm them?

Is there a path forward that could help the poor, not harm them?

Just days after the 9-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration’s defining accomplishments continues to dominate American politics. President ...

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The surprising (and Long) story of the first use of ether in surgery

The surprising (and Long) story of the first use of ether in surgery

In the small town of Jefferson, Georgia, about 20 miles from the University of Georgia in Athens, a 26-year-old physician named Crawford Williamson Long removed a tumor ...

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An unexpected pathway to treating neurodegenerative diseases

An unexpected pathway to treating neurodegenerative diseases

Scientific success stories can sometimes occur when therapies being studied for one disease can be used to treat another. In the case of the drug we have been studying in ...

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DOJ efforts to kill Obamacare, the cat with 9 lives, could cause health care havoc for millions

DOJ efforts to kill Obamacare, the cat with 9 lives, could cause health care havoc for millions

If the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, were a cat, it would be just about be out of its nine lives. It is amazing that this law, which represented a sea change in how ...

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What could be the cause?

What could be the cause?

Colorectal cancer remains a major source of cancer incidence and death in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2019, there will be 145,600 new ...

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