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Age of Enlightenment
M uch of what science knows about the human brain has come through deduction. If a stroke or trauma...
Hard to Conceive
O n December 28, 1981, two days before his 71st birthday, gynecologic surgeon Howard Jones wrote a...
On the Trail of Drug Risks
There’s a long and winding road to Food and Drug Administration approval for a new drug. First the...
Its nine million members make Kaiser Permanente a giant of American health care. They also put the...
A Second Act for Phages
Almost 100 years ago, in a Paris laboratory, Félix d’Hérelle peered at cultures packed with...
A Malaria Vaccine Clears Another Hurdle
Developing a malaria vaccine is a particularly knotty problem: Vaccines typically can target only...
The Off-Label Debate
About one in five prescriptions is “off label”—that is, a drug prescribed to treat a condition for...
Cutting Cancer's Power
In this era of cancer genetics, we’ve come to think of cancer as something like a car. Runaway cell...
Medication: Timely Reminders
I t’s a sad fact of modern medicine that many diseases—cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s—remain...
Venture Philanthropy: A New Driver for Research
Nine-year-old Shan Rée of West Vancouver, British Columbia, was no stranger to hospitals. Since...
Shared Decision Making: On the Same Page
It takes only a few hours to have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) placed in your...
Donald Abrams: The Integrative Oncologist
During the past 25 years, as mounting research has demonstrated the efficacy of treating patients...
Medical Errors From the Patient’s View
One night a patient got out of bed, fell and hit his head; the incident report that clinicians...
Molecular profile of invasive bladder cancer resembles that of breast cancer
Researchers who took a fresh look at muscle-invasive bladder cancer through the lens of gene...
Bevacizumab offers no benefit for newly diagnosed glioblastoma
The angiogenesis inhibitor bevacizumab (Avastin) failed to increase overall survival (OS) or...
MD Anderson Announces Collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation on Cancer Immunotherapy
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will collaborate with Johnson & Johnson...
New Approaches Revolutionize the Treatment of Advanced Melanoma
Recent breakthroughs in immunotherapy and targeted therapy have improved outcomes for patients with...
Addressing Fertility Issues in Cancer Patients
For some newly diagnosed cancer patients, whether they will be able to have children after...
New Partial-Breast Radiation Therapy Regimen Uses Protons
Whole- or partial-breast radiation therapy can reduce a patient’s chance of breast cancer...
Sneak Peek: Iconic Santorini, Greece
The Iconic Santorini cave hotel seemingly hangs over the rim of Greece’s famed volcanic caldera.
Rare Diamond Pendant Debuts at a Fabergé Easter at Harrods
This Easter, Fabergé will debut a limited-edition Spiral Tassel Pendant (price available upon...
The Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show Is Set for May 17
On May 17, at the second annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show, auto fans and aficionados are...
MB&F Introduces Its Legacy Machine No. 1 Xia Hang Watch
The original Legacy Machine No. 1 was conceived as a watch that would exemplify the sort of forward...
The New Eclipse Aerospace 550 Personal Jet Enters Service
On March 12, Eclipse Aerospace announced the delivery of its first all-new Eclipse 550 personal jet...
Sneak Peek: Portrait Firenze, Florence, Italy
With the opening of the Portrait Firenze, the picture-window views from one of the Ferragamo family...
Luxury Cars Launched at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
The Geneva International Motor Show, now in its 84th year, is held each March in the Geneva Palexpo...
Robb Report’s Car of the Year 2014 Competition
When Robb Report readers took to the roads of the Napa Valley in 14 spectacular examples of...
Guernsey’s Artistry of the Guitar Auction Starts April 2
Guitar making, or lutherie, is a fine art, and Antonio de Torres, John D’Angelico, Orville Gibson,...
Sip Rare Whiskies at the Universal Whisky Experience
From April 2 through 5, collectors, connoisseurs, and other serious sippers of single-malt scotch...
The Futuristic Lotus C-01 Motorcycle Heads for Production
Germany’s Lotus Motorcycles has teamed up with the German conceptual-vehicle designer Daniel Simon...
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