The impact of modern medicine on the human condition can’t be underestimated. From antibiotics to vaccines, medicine has changed the way our bodies work, answered deadly questions, and promised faster cures.
But it’s not simple. Drug development is rife with tension. It costs a lot of money, and takes a long time. Most things fail. But when they succeed, they can make a tremendous difference in people’s lives.
Where will the next breakthroughs come from? How will we pay for them? Who decides who gets them?
This is SIGNAL, a podcast from Stat that sorts through the flood of health...
If we told you that a century-old statistical test still rules scientific careers and costs (or makes) companies millions of dollars, wouldn't you wonder why?
This Signal podcast was produced by Jocelyn Gonzales. Illustration by Molly Ferguson for STAT.
How did every parent's worst nightmare — the death of their child — spur the creation of an incentive system to turn making drugs for childhood cancer from a high-risk, low-reward gamble to a bet a company might make?
This Signal podcast was produced by Jocelyn Gonzales. Illustration by Molly...
The Signal podcast is now one year old. And in our first year, we've been able to cover so much truly fascinating science. It's also clear to us how much things have changed — and how much the understanding of science and medicine can evolve in single year.
In this episode, we jump into our time...