Articles by Amy Nordrum

Amy Nordrum is a science writer at International Business Times. In the past, her work has been featured by Scientific American, Smithsonian Magazine, IEEE Spectrum and The Atlantic. Amy holds a master's degree from the Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program at New York University. 

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Wanted: A Smarter Economic Model

What if ecologists who study food webs and epidemiologists who study diseases could help central bankers predict the next financial crisis?
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The FDA’s Chronic Recruitment Problem

An infectious-disease expert says the FDA needs to work harder to recruit and keep young scientists, convincing them the agency does not stifle good work.
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The World’s Most Expensive Drug

Soliris, which treats a rare blood condition, costs $440,000 a year. Many of those who don't need it resent paying higher insurance premiums to subsidize it for others.
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Obama Takes A Bow As Jobless Rate Falls

January marked "the first time the unemployment rate has dipped below 5 percent in almost eight years,” the president said. “Americans are working.”
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How To Price Drugs In Post-Shkreli Era

As Congress grills pharma executives — including former Turing CEO Martin Shkreli — on how they set prices for prescription drugs, here are some potential fixes.
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How To Stem Heroin Overdoses In America

The growing heroin problem has opened up a big market for a nasal spray known as Narcan, a drug that reverses overdoses and will be available in 35 states without a prescription next month.

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Bitcoin jumped more than 15 percent to just short of $10,000 following Xi Jinping's comments

Bitcoin Price Could Crash Soon, Here's Why

Despite the slight uptick with a possible shot at higher prices, some analysts think that the way that BTC is trading now signals an impending crash. Haejin suggests that Bitcoin may crash to $3,300.