It was while Dr. Lauren Bakaletz and her team were trying to create a vaccine for otitis media—the middle-ear infection familiar to most new parents and a significant cause of deafness in the developing world— that they happened upon the technology to disrupt biofilms.
Science isn’t perfect. But, it’s still one of the best things to happen to humankind. However, researchers must strive to improve the robustness, efficiency and transparency of their studies, said Dr. John Ioannidis at the Robert S. Gordon, Jr. Lecture in Epidemiology.
How can mathematical models that are developed on computers and in laboratories be translated for decisionmaking in the clinic and operating room, or for government policies and disseminated to experimental researchers and K-12 students?