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Proteins in space: taking our research to the final frontier

Merck Research Laboratories scientist Paul Reichert works with the International Space Station to drive innovation

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Why we're expanding and investing in our research and discovery efforts

Our commitment to innovation helps ensure a brighter future for patients everywhere

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STEM mentorship program helps underrepresented students shine

How we joined forces to develop a new program aimed at boosting diversity in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries

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Here for Good: The human element inspiring our cancer research

Learn how one doctor turned his family connection to cancer into a career driven by scientific innovation

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Taking prostate cancer research forward

Scientists at Merck are committed to research and development for people diagnosed with prostate cancer

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New podcast: The power of one pipeline

Through business development and licensing, Merck Research Laboratories stays primed for new opportunities and partnerships to drive our innovation

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Women in STEM at Merck share who inspires them most

Why strong STEM opportunities for women are important during Women’s History Month and every month

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6 New Year's resolutions Merck scientists are making in 2022

Hear what goals some of our senior scientists are tackling this year

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When the world needs us, together we rise to the challenge

Merck CEO & President Rob Davis shares news with colleagues about our investigational COVID-19 medicine

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Innovation in the fast lane

Merck and Corning are two years into a joint effort to maximize data science, one of today’s hottest research fields

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Merck scientists launch research award to support rising chemists of color

Program provides career development and networking opportunities, fosters equity and inclusion

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Curiosity inspires us to invent for life

Our researchers are dedicated to finding innovative answers to life’s challenging questions.

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All hands on deck against COVID-19

How every division at Merck is pitching in to address a global need

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Merck publishes 2020/2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Progress Report

Letter from our chief executive officer and president, Robert M. Davis

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Childhood cancer patient dedicates his life to clinical trial research

After participating in a pediatric leukemia study, Arjan Ooms’ life has come full circle as our director of clinical research in the Netherlands

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Supporting the next generation of diverse scientists

Meet some of the Merck mentors and former mentees helping make the Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program a success

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The scientist who’s pushing boundaries through cutting-edge research

Fiona Marshall, Merck’s head of discovery sciences & translational medicine, on overcoming challenges to advance the discovery and development of future therapies

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Teaming up with Eisai to help fight cancer

How we're leveraging each other’s unique strengths to help advance cancer research

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Progress in ovarian cancer research - it starts with the patients

Dr. Scot Ebbinghaus, vice president, clinical research

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Safeguarding the environment through green chemistry

When a manufacturing process doesn’t meet our standards, we build an award-winning, planet-friendly one

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Why we can’t stop fighting for women living with HIV

As a woman living with HIV, Cathy Elliott says we need to speak openly about sexual health

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The heartaches, hardships and hopes of 2 ALS caregivers

Two women share the challenges of caring for their husbands with ALS

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This scientist helps translate inventions into vaccines to protect public health

Beth-Ann Coller, executive director, global clinical development, knows how disease outbreaks underscore the importance of vaccines

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Women in science? Absolutely.

Strong career paths and cutting-edge science draw more women to our small molecule process R&D team

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No matter rain, nor snow…

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When work hits close to home

For Chris Hinson, one of our colleagues, Merck’s commitment to making our medicines available to patients is very personal

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When patients are in need, we answer the call

Merck’s Board of Directors approves expansion of our plant in Durham, North Carolina, to help patients

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How one woman’s diverse team is driving innovation in science and medicine

Rebecca Ruck is breaking down silos and leveraging diversity to invent smarter and greener ways to produce medicine

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Merck scientists probe how our bodies' bugs impact immunity and disease

Our researchers are pioneering new ways to research and understand the biology of new diseases by looking inside the human gut

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Businesses have a role to play in building vaccine trust. Here's why

Employers are trusted messengers of credible information on vaccines

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Merck publishes 2019/2020 corporate responsibility report

Letter from our chairman and CEO, Ken Frazier

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Vaccines aren’t virtual

The importance of childhood well visits to prevent certain infectious diseases during the pandemic - by Nick Kartsonis, SVP clinical research, vaccines and infectious disease

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Our new London Discovery Research Center site

The $1.32 billion, 220,000-square-foot research facility will be located in London’s “Knowledge Quarter”

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Clinical trials bring our medicines and vaccines to life

We appreciate all who have contributed to our clinical research