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Tuberculin Under Your Skin

14 Jul 2023

Throughout its lifetime, tuberculosis (or TB) has gone by many names. The ancient Greeks called it “phthisis”. In the 1700s, it was “the white plague”. And in the 1800s, it was “consumption” –...

Placebos Used in Vaccine Trials Do Not Please Everyone

3 Jul 2020

Against what does a vaccine need to be tested in the context of a clinical trial? The answer that pops immediately to mind is “a placebo.” In the medical sciences, things get compared to placebos...

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