Psychotropic drugs have severely narrowed how we treat psychiatric disorders — to the detriment of patients and society as a whole. A look at the past suggests a better way forward.
July 17, 2020 • ~12 min
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Public health messages should be loud and clear, so that everyone listens and stays safe. But that’s easier said than done — especially with a case as complex as Covid-19.
July 9, 2020 • ~12 min
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Psychologists have yet to find a way to diminish hidden prejudice, but they do have strategies for thwarting discrimination
June 4, 2020 • ~19 min
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Drug treatments and vaccines for Covid-19 are needed fast. But developing them in mid-outbreak is logistically hard and ethically tricky. A veteran vaccine researcher explains.
June 2, 2020 • ~14 min
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Where other species succumbed, the killifish survived contaminated habitats. It’s a finding that could help researchers understand environmental risk factors for humans.
April 23, 2020 • ~13 min
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We know pathogens from other species can endanger us. Scientists are better equipped than ever to do something about it, but political buy-in is crucial.
April 16, 2020 • ~12 min
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