Results for 2012-10

Boozers are Choosers of Placebos

October 29, 2012

There has been a lot of talk lately about the power of placebos to produce health benefits, even when the subjects knew they were using a placebo. This makes establishing the positive performance of a drug candidate especially challenging, since a dru...

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An unusual Hollywood look at molecular biology

October 24, 2012

Posted on April 28, 2012

Hollywood offerings that take on epidemics invariably play fast and loose with the facts, so it’s refreshing to see one that adheres to rigorous scientific accuracy. Contagion (Warner; directed by Steven Soderbergh), which made the rounds last year,...

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