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An MGH Research Scholar Award is letting Lee Zou, PhD, pursue biomedical research into a protein...
Several treatments are on the cusp of FDA approval…
In Alzheimer’s, amyloid-beta protein gets the blame, but is tau the true culprit?
What happens when groundbreaking research gets published in top journal but Replication studies...
A ductal carcinoma in situ diagnosis can spur premature action, so should it still be called cancer?
A Supreme Court ruling on whether genes can be patented did not give crystal clear answers.
O n December 28, 1981, two days before his 71st birthday, gynecologic surgeon Howard Jones wrote a...
M uch of what science knows about the human brain has come through deduction. If a stroke or trauma...
Aging nuclear reactors often struggle to stay on line, a fact that’s just as true for small...
D ruing the late 1990s, Linda Griffith was working in the laboratory of Joseph Vacanti, a pioneer...
U sing breath to divine the inner workings of the human body is a practice as ancient as...
Eppie Lederer and Pauline Phillips were one of the most famous pairs of identical twins in the...
Bloodless surgery is something of a misnomer. There’s bound to be bleeding, even when an operation...
Xiaowei Zhuang couldn’t believe what she was seeing. Utilizing super-resolution microscopy...
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...
Almost 100 years ago, in a Paris laboratory, Félix d’Hérelle peered at cultures packed with...
One night a patient got out of bed, fell and hit his head; the incident report that clinicians...
During the past 25 years, as mounting research has demonstrated the efficacy of treating patients...
It takes only a few hours to have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) placed in your...
Nine-year-old Shan Rée of West Vancouver, British Columbia, was no stranger to hospitals. Since...
I t’s a sad fact of modern medicine that many diseases—cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s—remain...
In this era of cancer genetics, we’ve come to think of cancer as something like a car. Runaway cell...
About one in five prescriptions is “off label”—that is, a drug prescribed to treat a condition for...
Developing a malaria vaccine is a particularly knotty problem: Vaccines typically can target only...
Brain studies suggest that doctors learn to suppress normal responses to patients’ suffering.
Recent work at the MassGeneral for Hospital Children’s Developmental Immunology Program reveals...
It has been more than 20 years since the Association of American Medical Colleges last revised its...
Could taking a run or going for a swim be an effective alternative to drug therapy in treating...
More than one in 10 Americans takes one or more antidepressant medications, and for that large...

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