About Melissa @mmbaily
Melissa Bailey is a reporter covering Boston’s Longwood neighborhood, home to one of the nation's largest concentrations of medical research and patient care. After earning a math degree from Yale University, Melissa spent eight years as a reporter and managing editor at the New Haven Independent in Connecticut, a national leader in not-for-profit online news. She joined STAT fresh off of a Nieman journalism fellowship at Harvard University.
Melissa’s Recent Stories
Health Sep 13How the sugar industry artificially sweetened Harvard research
A paper recounts how two famous Harvard nutritionists, Dr. Fredrick Stare and Mark Hegsted, who are now deceased, worked closely with a trade group called the Sugar Research Foundation, which was trying to influence public understanding of sugar’s role in…
Health Jun 25They’re simple and cheap. But do tourniquets save lives after mass shootings?
The Orlando shooting has renewed attention to the tourniquet as a simple, cheap solution to save lives in civilian mass shootings.
Health Mar 09The first uterus transplant in U.S. has failed, doctors say
Despite this setback with the nation's first uterus transplant, a small clinical trial into this pregnancy-assistance method will continue.
Health Feb 26First uterus transplant in the U.S. offers pregnancy hope
A 26-year-old patient underwent a uterine transplant, the first in the US, on Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic.