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Perceptions of HIV risk: New research methods and implications for policy and intervention

This year’s U.S. theme for World AIDS Day [#WAD2015] is, The time to act is now. The refinement and dissemination of prescription drugs to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS and our ever-increasing understanding of human emotion, int...


The role of race in health disparities: Audience Q&A session

A recent OBSSR panel discussion focused on how race contributes to health disparities in America. With the recent advent of the genomic era, many basic biological concepts, including race and how we study disease, have undergon...


The benefits of sharing and reusing research video

Behavior is infinitely rich and fleeting, but video can help researchers render it permanent and tangible. In both natural settings and labs, children exhibit a huge array of behaviors, including facial expressions, visual expl...


The role of race in health disparities

The issue of health disparities has recently come under the scrutiny of scientists seeking to eliminate them and thus improve the health of all Americans. While the term ‘health disparities’ can refer to health differences ...


Accuracy of self-report measures of medication adherence: Can it be improved?

“Take two aspirins and call me in the morning.” The patient calls the next day complaining of the same symptoms, so the physician agrees to an in-person appointment with the patient. But what if the patient never took the a...

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The link between early education policy and health outcomes

“What if I told you we discovered the keys to unlock children’s potential?” It is known that individuals with more formal education tend to live longer, healthier lives than those with less formal education. In the Octobe...

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