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Developing new antibiotics requires new incentives, experts say

The private sector is unwilling to take on the financial risk of developing new antibiotics, experts say, despite desperate needed.

An experimental test may help confirm cases of chronic fatigue syndrome

Known as a “nanoneedle,” the new device picks up on certain changes in electrical signals to identify people with ME/CFS.

A Theranos scientist-turned-whistleblower, on jail time for Elizabeth Holmes

Erika Cheung joined Theranos fresh out of college as a “starry-eyed’’ 22-year-old chemist and biologist. Seven months later, she blew the whistle.

Opinion: A year of #MeToo has done little to change medicine for female physicians

Two surveys of female physicians show that “it’s hard” to work in the still-patriarchal health care system and that #MeToo has had only a small effect.

FBI heard allegations of improper billing, physician relationships at UBiome

The FBI has heard allegations that the microbiome startup engaged in improper practices involving billing codes and its relationships with physicians.

Opinion: Fairness in liver transplants can be a constitutional issue

Donated livers and other organs are a scarce resource. Individuals denied a transplant sometimes challenge the decision on constitutional grounds.

The entrepreneur behind the cancer immunotherapy revolution

Nils Lonberg didn’t win a Nobel Prize for developing some of the drugs that changed cancer medicine. But they might not have happened without him.

Trump, once a vaccine skeptic, changes his tune

As measles outbreaks rage in a number of states, President Trump has urged families to vaccinate their children.