The find: big orange tonsils. The payoff: genetic insight, a crucial molecule and possible treatments for heart disease and Alzheimer’s.
From three-stage nanorockets to remote-controlled pills, today’s drug delivery marvels transport payloads where nothing else can go.
Looking at art, like examining patients, means carefully sifting through visual clues. Medical schools are helping students make the connection.
Patients on networking sites discuss their illnesses and treatments. Can pattern-recognition software pull insights from the noise?
Proto's journalistic mandate, by Peter L. Slavin and David F. Torchiana.
Readers weigh in on obesity, nagging loved ones about their health, and mercury in vaccines.
Jack Szostak, Carol Greider and Elizabeth Blackburn win the Nobel Prize in medicine for their work with telomeres.
In the post-genomic era, scientists are decoding myriad other “omes” to fill in the blanks about how our bodies function.
Jeffrey Segal and his firm, Medical Justice, are using waivers to combat what they see as unfair online reviews of doctors.
How much radiation is a person exposed to during medical procedures—and every day?
A century ago, chemist Søren Sørensen invented what would become a crucial diagnostic tool: the pH scale.
Pharmaceutical companies are finding that reducing waste in drug manufacturing can also save them millions of dollars.
The need for a U.S. joint replacement registry is urgent, but should the government or orthopedic surgeons control the data?
An all-in-one medication reduced such cardiovascular risk factors as blood pressure and heart rate.
Public health officials are using text messaging to educate and motivate patients and consumers.
In his new novel, The Spirit of the Place, Samuel Shem explores what it means for physicians to meet high expectations.
When it comes to breast cancer predisposition, one woman decides she’d rather not know.