The Long Tail of a Clinical Trial

May 2, 2011

To conduct a clinical trial of a new drug, the researchers need to pick an ending: a place where the experiment will be stopped and the results between those taking the drug and those who haven’t can be compared. If the drug is a clear [Read more]

Dodging the Bullet of 1918

October 26, 2010

When the novel H1N1 flu virus began to appear in North America and Europe in Spring 2009, it contained some worryingly familiar signs to flu experts. The new strain appeared suddenly in a season when flu typically declines, spread at a rapid pace, [Read more]