Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 preprint data rapidly influenced critical care practice

In a new research letter published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, researchers examine whether preprint data on the use of the corticosteroid dexamethasone ...

Medical research

How should journalists cover coronavirus preprint studies?

When a story in the Los Angeles Times recently claimed that the novel coronavirus behind COVID-19 had mutated into a more contagious version, it was quickly amplified by other outlets and stoked fears that the virus was becoming ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What you need to know about how coronavirus is changing science

The evolving COVID-19 pandemic has created an urgent need for scientific evidence, and quickly. We need politicians to be able to make informed decisions, and we need to support the development of effective vaccines and treatments, ...

Other

New preprint server for the health sciences announced today

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), Yale University, and BMJ today announced the forthcoming launch of medRxiv (pronounced "med-archive"), a free online archive and distribution service for preprints in the medical and ...