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A Designer Yeast Chromosome

A Designer Yeast Chromosome

By Andrew Myers

A future where yeast “biofactories” produce meds, biofuels and food just got closer. A Bloomberg School researcher and colleagues have built the world’s first yeast chromosome entirely in the lab.

Hookah Hazards

Hookah Hazards

By Andrew Myers

Waterpipe bars offer the image of hipness and the perception the cooled smoke is somehow safer. New research, however, shows hookah bars are, in fact, less safe than cigarette-smoke-filled establishments.

Fighting Ebola

Fighting Ebola

By Alexander Gelfand

The key to containing Ebola is behavior change, argues Tolbert Nyenswah, MPH ’12, Liberia’s assistant minister of health. Plus: Factoids on Ebola outbreaks past and present as well as key facts on the lethal virus.

The Regulation of Intimacy

The Regulation of Intimacy

By Jackie Powder

In America’s “civil rights revolution,” Joanne Rosen finds American law—and its impacts on health—is changing fast. Her Health Policy and Management course on the laws of love had to adapt.

Workplace Risks in Real Time

Workplace Risks in Real Time

By Andrew Myers

Measuring and assessing diverse workplace risks has long been a tough challenge. Kirsten Koehler and colleagues have a solution: Deploying a low-cost, real-time system of environmental sensors.

Research Enhanced

Research, Enhanced

By Brennen Jensen

Health issues in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community extend beyond HIV. Since its formation three years ago, the LGBT Working Group has furthered research and practice in LGBT health.

Reducing Rx Drug Deaths

Reducing Rx Drug Deaths

By Jackie Powder

Question: Can medical marijuana laws help contain the prescription painkiller overdose epidemic, which claims nearly 15,000 lives annually? A first-of-its-kind study yields some promising answers.