After crippling millions worldwide, polio may soon be wiped out. But to the last, the virus is proving an elusive, stubborn foe.
A "new" approach, 40 years in the making, attempts to keep blood vessels from feeding tumors. It's starting to work.
Brain-scanning breakthroughs are proving remarkably able to detect falsehoods. But is it wrong to invade a liar's skull?
They were hooked from the start, four pioneers whose work changed the course of a modern plague—and they're not done yet.
The pursuit of paradigm-shifting ideas in medicine, by Peter L. Slavin and David F. Torchiana.
Readers point out mistakes and warn of MRSA’s spread.
Why do scrubs look they way they do?
In an environment where doctors are paid by the test, Nortin M. Hadler is convinced that many tests are useless, or worse, harmful.
The need for—and dearth of—one precious commodity.
The Food and Drug Administration has been alternately lauded as a protector and dismissed as outmoded. Here's how a drug makes its way through FDA approval.
New technologies could ease the patient’s routine of constant injections and blood monitoring.
Point: Race is a social construct, not a genetic indicator; counterpoint: Race correlates highly with genetic variation.
The National Institutes of Health fund much of U.S. medical research. Could budget cuts stem the flow of breakthroughs?
The author ponders her argumentative relationship with her doctor.