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Aging nuclear reactors often struggle to stay on line, a fact that’s just as true for small...
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About one in five prescriptions is “off label”—that is, a drug prescribed to treat a condition for...
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Using breath to divine the inner workings of the human body is a practice as ancient as Hippocrates...
Copyright Sam Kaplan
Much of what science knows about the human brain has come through...
Illustration by Jason Holley
Jonas Salk's 20th-century cures have led to 21st-century advances...
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Nearly every major hospital or cancer treatment practice performs specific genomic testing on every...
COURTESY OF CENTER FOR SYSTEMS BIOLOGY, MGH WEISSLEDER LAB
Xiaowei Zhuang couldn’t believe what she was seeing. Utilizing super-resolution microscopy...
Copyright Sam Kaplan
Its nine million members make Kaiser Permanente a giant of American health care. They also put the...
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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center  will collaborate with Johnson & Johnson...
The need for new therapies for Alzheimer disease (AD) is urgent: Approximately 5.3 million...
Recent breakthroughs in immunotherapy and targeted therapy have improved outcomes for patients with...
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Druing the late 1990s, Linda Griffith was working in the laboratory of Joseph Vacanti, a pioneer in...
Whole- or partial-breast radiation therapy can reduce a patient’s chance of breast cancer...
In the digital era, why have electronic medical records fallen so short, and what does their future...
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On December 28, 1981, two days before his 71st birthday, gynecologic surgeon Howard Jones wrote a...
Developing a malaria vaccine is a particularly knotty problem: Vaccines typically can target only...
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The angiogenesis inhibitor bevacizumab (Avastin) failed to increase overall survival (OS) or...
Copyright Reinhard Hunger
It’s a sad fact of modern medicine that many diseases—cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s—remain...
Almost 100 years ago, in a Paris laboratory, Félix d’Hérelle peered at cultures packed with...
Eppie Lederer and Pauline Phillips were one of the most famous pairs of identical twins in the...

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