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Stories by Nathalia Holt

Remembering Dr. Jerome Horwitz and AZT

In 1964, the US enacted the civil rights act, the Vietnam War was heating up, and the battle against cancer was being waged. That year, Dr. Jerome Horwitz published what was, by all accounts, a failure...

September 13, 2012 — Nathalia Holt

The Story behind the Name: The Marley Parasite

Once vibrant pockets of color, swarming with life, Caribbean coral reefs are in decline. Coral, a marine animal of seemingly infinite color, has fallen prey to bleaching and widespread disease...

July 30, 2012 — Nathalia Holt

Breaking Bad News

In an exam room in his modern clinic in Berlin, Dr. Heiko Jessen takes his patient’s hand; “I don’t have good news for you” he begins, giving what he calls a warning shot before delivering the bad news...

June 25, 2012 — Nathalia Holt

Scientists behaving badly: the Berlin patient

As scientists we are taught to present our data and opinions through a defined network. New findings are published in peer-reviewed journals, not the New York Times ; our opinions are recorded at scientific meetings, not in press releases...

June 20, 2012 — Nathalia Holt
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