Autorefractors: Can They Really “See” Clearly Themselves?
Autorefractors were designed based on Caucasian eyes, and this bias is factored into the measurements.
Mentorship that Clicked
Sometimes, someone who is really, truly remarkable gets recognized in the most remarkable way.
Plan B is Over the Counter, why not Plan A?
The work to move birth control over the counter must be done in parallel to the work advocating for legal abortion. Both are equally important, and neither negates the other.
Somewhere a woman is lying in bed right now, learning that she is unable to terminate the pregnancy that is robbing her of her ability to mother her children, be a partner to her spouse, or maybe even keep her job.
How We Got Here: The 2021-22 Supreme Court Hearings in Texas and Mississippi Abortion Cases￼
Before we begin posting about the science and technology aspects of abortion, we thought we would go over the recent history.
The Long Sunsetting of COVID Testing
As is usually the case in the American healthcare system, there are some groups of people in Massachusetts who have had cheap and free on demand PCR testing nearly the entire pandemic, with turnaround times well under 24 hours. How was this possible?
My “Reverse Graduation” Speech
I had a chance to welcome the class of 2025 this week. The ceremony took place in the large and well ventilated arena with thousands of masked and vaccinated students looking on. A bit scary, but a milestone to be sure. Everyone had to have a negative PCR test to enter. They put me on…
From the Dalkon Shield to Britney’s IUD
The answer is that the reproductive health of people who can get pregnant is simply not a high enough priority in our society. We settle for good enough when we could have great.
Building a COVID-19 Lab (3/n)
The “I swear, I am not trying to kill you edition.” So that shopping post I promised last time? Yeah, life intervened. I had to get back to teaching the class that originally led to this blog fall semester and help put out the fires that kept popping up with the testing project all semester!…
You are going to stick *what* up my nose? [Update with TikTok links!]
These are not your grandmother’s nasal swabs.
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