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Elizabeth D. Herman for STAT Dr. Peter Walter spent decades understanding the inner workings of the cell.…
Elizabeth D. Herman for STAT Serendipity, a stuffed unicorn meant to represent the serendipity of scientific discoveries,…
Elizabeth D. Herman for STAT A PhD student works in the tissue culture room in the Walter…

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Biochemist Peter Walter spent decades exploring the inner workings of cells. His latest find: a curious and risky molecule that could heal damaged brains.

Harry Todd/Fox Photos/Getty Images The staff at Courage's Anchor Brewery in London receive a flu vaccine…

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While the flu is a common illness, that hardly means the science around it is static. Recent studies are upending our understanding of flu vaccinations.

John Moore/Getty Images A panel at Boston HUBweek took a look at the opioid crisis…

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At HUBweek on Tuesday, a group of experts on opioids and opioid addiction discussed the science behind addiction and ways to treat it.

By Allison Bond

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The Precision Medicine Initiative promises a specific treatment for a specific disease. Does that mean we should view every disease as a rare disease?

Jeff Chiu/AP Jesus Alonso (center) holds a sign between other volunteers after a May…

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San Francisco Bay Area voters in November will consider a tax on soda, which many health experts say contributes to diabetes, obesity, and tooth decay.

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APStock The Health Project recognized the Boise School District's wellness program for gains…
Joe Raedle/Getty Images Employees' blood pressure increased overall after the Boise schools adopted a workplace…
Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images The Boise wellness program includes required annual health screenings, which include blood…

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The workplace wellness industry's top award is going to a school district where most measures of employee health got worse.

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