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On December 28, 1981, two days before his 71st birthday, gynecologic surgeon Howard Jones wrote a...
There’s a long and winding road to Food and Drug Administration approval for a new drug. First the...
Copyright Sam Kaplan
Its nine million members make Kaiser Permanente a giant of American health care. They also put the...
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Nearly every major hospital or cancer treatment practice performs specific genomic testing on every...
Almost 100 years ago, in a Paris laboratory, Félix d’Hérelle peered at cultures packed with...
Developing a malaria vaccine is a particularly knotty problem: Vaccines typically can target only...
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About one in five prescriptions is “off label”—that is, a drug prescribed to treat a condition for...
Copyright Reinhard Hunger
It’s a sad fact of modern medicine that many diseases—cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s—remain...
In the digital era, why have electronic medical records fallen so short, and what does their future...
Aging nuclear reactors often struggle to stay on line, a fact that’s just as true for small...
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Druing the late 1990s, Linda Griffith was working in the laboratory of Joseph Vacanti, a pioneer in...
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Using breath to divine the inner workings of the human body is a practice as ancient as Hippocrates...
Eppie Lederer and Pauline Phillips were one of the most famous pairs of identical twins in the...
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Xiaowei Zhuang couldn’t believe what she was seeing. Utilizing super-resolution microscopy...
The need for new therapies for Alzheimer disease (AD) is urgent: Approximately 5.3 million...
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Mapping biochemical information in the brain has the potential to unlock the biochemical processes...
The challenge posed by Alzheimer disease (AD) is stark: If no means of preventing or delaying AD is...
Researchers who took a fresh look at muscle-invasive bladder cancer through the lens of gene...
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The angiogenesis inhibitor bevacizumab (Avastin) failed to increase overall survival (OS) or...
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In this era of cancer genetics, we’ve come to think of cancer as something like a car. Runaway cell...

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