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Almost 100 years ago, in a Paris laboratory, Félix d’Hérelle peered at cultures packed with dysentery bacteria. He had cultured the organisms from the stool of people with the disease, and usually...
Nine-year-old Shan Rée of West Vancouver, British Columbia, was no stranger to hospitals. Since infancy, she had been admitted two or three times a year for the intravenous antibiotics and intensive...
Developing a malaria vaccine is a particularly knotty problem: Vaccines typically can target only one or a few antigens—proteins produced by infectious organisms, against which the host’s immune...
Bloodless surgery is something of a misnomer. There’s bound to be bleeding, even when an operation is performed using minimally invasive techniques that require only small incisions. What bloodless...
For some newly diagnosed cancer patients, whether they will be able to have children after treatment is the furthest question from their minds—until the risks of therapy bring it front-and-center. In...
M uch of what science knows about the human brain has come through deduction. If a stroke or trauma has destroyed a particular area, researchers can look at what that person can no longer do—talk,...
About one in five prescriptions is “off label”—that is, a drug prescribed to treat a condition for which it hasn’t been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. That’s a legal option for...
O n December 28, 1981, two days before his 71st birthday, gynecologic surgeon Howard Jones wrote a news release he hoped he wouldn’t have to use. The first baby created by in vitro fertilization in...
Researchers who took a fresh look at muscle-invasive bladder cancer through the lens of gene expression discovered that it looks remarkably like breast cancer. This resemblance has important...
Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a significant stressor for even the most resilient individuals. Factors such as disease severity, complex treatment regimens and uncertainty about prognosis can...
Aging nuclear reactors often struggle to stay on line, a fact that’s just as true for small research reactors as it is for massive power plants. So it shouldn’t have been surprising that during 2008...
Most patients suffering from a kidney stone attack visit their primary care physician (PCP) or the emergency department for immediate treatment of the pain. While preventive efforts to decrease the...
Opiate dependence is a chronic relapsing and remitting illness — few experts will argue this fact. The body of evidence shows that chronic approaches to opiate dependence, such as medication-assisted...
D ruing the late 1990s, Linda Griffith was working in the laboratory of Joseph Vacanti, a pioneer in the field of tissue engineering, when she had a revelation. Vacanti, Griffith and their colleagues...
Nearly every major hospital or cancer treatment practice performs specific genomic testing on every cancer patient’s tumor sample — such as K-ras oncogene analysis for those with colorectal cancer or...
Whole- or partial-breast radiation therapy can reduce a patient’s chance of breast cancer recurrence after lumpectomy, but this benefit must be weighed against the risk of damage to healthy tissue. A...
In this era of cancer genetics, we’ve come to think of cancer as something like a car. Runaway cell proliferation is driven by accelerators, or oncogenes, that are stuck on go—in collusion with...
The Iconic Santorini cave hotel seemingly hangs over the rim of Greece’s famed volcanic caldera.
This Easter, Fabergé will debut a limited-edition Spiral Tassel Pendant (price available upon request), which will be available only at Harrods in London from April 1 to 21 for the exhibit A Fabergé...
On May 17, at the second annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show, auto fans and aficionados are invited to take part in a one-day public event honoring the iconic accomplishments of the legendary...
The original Legacy Machine No. 1 was conceived as a watch that would exemplify the sort of forward-thinking timepiece that MB&F (Maximilian Büsser and Friends) would have created had the brand...
On March 12, Eclipse Aerospace announced the delivery of its first all-new Eclipse 550 personal jet, and the company plans to continue rolling them out from the assembly plant in Albuquerque, N.M.,...
With the opening of the Portrait Firenze, the picture-window views from one of the Ferragamo family’s favorite hotels just got better.
The Geneva International Motor Show, now in its 84th year, is held each March in the Geneva Palexpo, a massive convention center located across from the airport.
When Robb Report readers took to the roads of the Napa Valley in 14 spectacular examples of contemporary automotive engineering, one vehicle sped straight toward an overwhelming victory.
Guitar making, or lutherie, is a fine art, and Antonio de Torres, John D’Angelico, Orville Gibson, and C. F. Martin, among others, are the medium’s equivalents of Rembrandt, Picasso, Renoir, and...
From April 2 through 5, collectors, connoisseurs, and other serious sippers of single-malt scotch and related spirits will be able to sample some of the world’s rarest ultra-premium whiskies (most...
Germany’s Lotus Motorcycles has teamed up with the German conceptual-vehicle designer Daniel Simon to create the C-01 motorcycle.
In less than a decade, the Turin, Italy, custom car builder Studiotorino has developed an impressive stable of revamped automobiles, including ones based on vehicles from Mercedes-Benz, Maserati, and...
A mainstay of Monterey Car Week since 1985, the Concorso Italiano gives visitors the opportunity to behold more than 1,000 classic Italian vehicles in one location.

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