Eric Boodman, STAT

Eric Boodman


Somerville, MA, United States

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Recent articles by Eric:

In armadillos, leprosy expands healthy liver tissue. Could that tell us something about regenerating our own?

Researchers reported that leprosy-causing bacteria can expand the livers of armadillos, spurring the growth of healthy tissue without scarring or cancer. → Read More

Chelsea Clinton on abortion care and the connection between democracy and women’s health

For voters, "protecting a woman’s fundamental human right and agency and also our democracy were the most important considerations when they were casting their votes,” Chelsea Clinton said at the #STATSummit. → Read More

Legal at one clinic, illegal at another: How abortion bans make gestational age even less precise

She was 20 weeks pregnant, and needed an abortion. She traveled 250 miles to get it — only to be given a different gestational age, and turned away for being too far along. → Read More

Her mother's abortion was required under China's one-child policy. Her own would be illegal under Tennessee's post-Roe ban

Her mother's abortion was required under China's one-child policy. Her own was illegal under Tennessee's post-Roe ban. → Read More

With homicide the leading cause of maternal mortality, new research shows a link to firearms and intimate partner violence

New research shows the link between the maternal mortality crisis, intimate partner violence, and firearms. → Read More

In a doctor's suspicion after a miscarriage, a glimpse of expanding medical mistrust

It felt like an interrogation, as if she were being accused of doing something wrong, of causing the loss of a pregnancy she hadn’t even known about when she arrived at urgent care. She wished she hadn’t come to see the doctor at all. → Read More

HIPAA won’t protect you if prosecutors want your reproductive health records

In states that ban abortion, one legal expert said, simply the suspicion that a patient had an abortion would be enough to allow law enforcement to poke around in their medical records under the guise of identifying or locating a suspect. → Read More

Patchwork system for rationing a Covid drug sends immunocompromised patients on a 'Hunger Games hunt'

Doctors worry that Evusheld tourism will favor the affluent and the savvy, undermining the careful frameworks they’ve built to promote fair distribution of the Covid drug in short supply. → Read More

To lawyers, conviction of Harvard chemist with China ties shouldn't chill science. Researchers aren't so sure

Some legal experts believe the conviction of a Harvard scientist with China ties shouldn’t be seen as a threat to international research. Researchers aren't so sure. → Read More

How medicine erased Black women from a 'white man's disease'

Even for a “stereotypical” patient, ankylosing spondylitis can take years to get diagnosed. If you're a Black woman and seen as an anomaly, the delay can be even more extreme. → Read More

Philanthropist-funded study raises questions about clinical research

One of the biggest issues is that clinical trials are so often billed as a way to access treatment when that isn't their primary purpose. → Read More

This doctor was one of fibromyalgia patients' few allies. Or was he?

The EpicGenetics test’s ties to a prestigious hospital tell a story about money in medicine and its noxious side effects. → Read More

Testing a CRISPR cure for progeria will be challenging

Designing a human study of a CRISPR-based treatment for an ultra-rare and deadly disease such as progeria poses a challenge. → Read More

He's a Nobel laureate. Critics say he was misleading on Covid

Critics worry about his tendency, in conversations with politicians, in media interviews, and in tweets, to downplay Covid-19's impact. → Read More

Black doctors' group takes aim at Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy

A professional society of African American doctors is trying to learn about communities' concerns — and address them. → Read More

Sharon Begley, path-breaking science journalist, dies at 64

Sharon Begley, whose science journalism career spanned 43 years at Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and STAT, died Saturday at 64. → Read More

A nurse bore witness to Covid-19. Then her father landed in her ICU

Caroline McNamara tended to her father as best she could. She also knew, in agonizing detail, what happened to previous occupants of his bed. → Read More

The race to deliver CAR-T cancer therapy during the pandemic

Even in the best of times, it’s a wild pharmaceutical relay race, the stopwatch ticking out how long it takes, “vein-to-vein.” → Read More

Hospitals scramble to solve challenges with new Covid-19 drug

Hospitals need to find space and staff to administer the drug at a time when there’s hardly enough of either to treat those who are sick. → Read More

Study: Universal mask use could save 130,000 lives by February

“Expanding mask use is one of the easy wins for the United States," said the lead author of the new study. → Read More