Author: Abigail Fagan

Abigail Fagan graduated from the University of Rochester with a major in brain and cognitive science and a minor in English literature. After graduating, she worked for the publishing company Macmillan Learning, helping to develop their science textbooks. She’s also worked as a freelance writer for the World Science Festival and Weill Cornell Medicine. In her spare time, she loves reading, playing board games, and consuming Nutella. You can follow Abigail on Twitter here

The FDA’s new nutrition labels might not do enough to reduce obesity

The FDA’s new nutrition labels might not do enough to reduce obesity

Serving sizes will be increased on new food labels, but many won’t know what to do with that information

By Abigail Fagan | Posted January 23, 2017

Weathering the storm of genetic data

Weathering the storm of genetic data

The startup SolveBio wants to be a one-stop shop for scientists trying to cope with data overload

By Abigail Fagan | Posted December 29, 2016

FDA tightens tobacco sales to minors

FDA tightens tobacco sales to minors

Recently issued warning letters represent the first of many steps to curb tobacco sales to children

By Abigail Fagan | Posted December 16, 2016

A three-parent baby? Not really.

A three-parent baby? Not really.

A new fertility procedure, banned in the U.S., offers hope to couples with mitochondrial disease

By Abigail Fagan | Posted December 12, 2016

Illuminating the flu

Illuminating the flu

A new technology could make it easier for researchers to fight a host of diseases

By Abigail Fagan | Posted December 5, 2016

Majestic birds or rats with wings?

Majestic birds or rats with wings?

The ubiquitous city pigeon may not deserve its bad reputation

By Abigail Fagan | Posted November 25, 2016

How to beat a fingerprint scanner

How to beat a fingerprint scanner

3-D printed hands expose security vulnerability

By Abigail Fagan | Posted November 16, 2016

Generic drugs offer $73 billion savings

Generic drugs offer $73 billion savings

Prescribing generic medications may offer a solution to America’s pricey healthcare system

By Abigail Fagan | Posted November 14, 2016

The fall of the five-second rule

The fall of the five-second rule

Researchers have debunked the idea that dropped food is still bacteria-free after five seconds

By Abigail Fagan | Posted November 9, 2016