December 16, 2019 —
Experts estimate that about 800,000 people die by suicide every year. Media portrayals of deaths by suicide can have profound impacts—both good and bad. How can suicide be treated constructively by the media?
December 4, 2019 —
Every day, scientists are advancing research on vaccine technologies that we hope will reduce disease and save lives. At the same time, misinformation is threatening to erode the public’s trust in vaccines.
November 6, 2019 —
Communicating nutrition research findings accurately can be a challenge. The field is constantly evolving, with new studies published daily. So how do you keep yourself from writing contradictory stories from one week to the next?
July 2, 2019 —
It is a common misconception that the larger a clinical trial, the better the study is and the more important the results. However, what's not appreciated about clinical research is that every trial is in fact the smallest it can be.
October 15, 2018 —
Remember, meeting someone who shares your birthday is a rare fluke, and yet it happens all the time. Dr. Regina Nuzzo writes about how to communicate statistical significance, p-values, and their accompanying results to a general audience.
September 13, 2018 —
We recently redesigned and relaunched our website. Perspectives offers insights on biomedical communication from NIH experts representing different scientific fields. Tools provides useful aids. And Resources links to other helpful sites.
April 27, 2018 —
The next time you hear about the results of a clinical study—especially a clinical trial—ask whether the study relied on biomarkers or surrogate endpoints. Focusing on surrogate endpoints can sometimes lead to the right answers, but not always.