If, as some scientists suspect, illnesses that strike late in life have a common root, similar therapies might help us avoid many of them.
When proteins misfold, molecular chaos ensues, leading to cystic fibrosis and other ills. New research aims to unwind the mistakes.
Not just pop science, handwriting analysis can be a telling diagnostic tool, revealing signs of bipolar disease, Parkinson’s and other disorders.
What causes osteoarthritis? Not wear and tear, apparently, but bone lesions, misaligned joints and fat-cell-generated inflammation.
Peter L. Slavin and David F. Torchiana, the MGH’s president and CEO, mull the merits of evidence-based medicine.
Proto readers opine on Biopolis's downside, the value of medical homes, and making CPR count.
A team of researchers in New York is working on a sweet solution—based on the structure of cotton candy—to help engineered tissue survive.
International medical graduates face a difficult road to practice in the United States.
An author and seasoned pilot talks about what aviation can teach hospitals about safety.
Percutaneous injuries among medical students and health care workers hurt in more ways than one.
When Paul Ehrlich developed the first clinically-tested syphilis treatment in 1910, he sparked hope and controversy.
With zinc finger technology, scientists might be able to “cut and paste”DNA to fight certain diseases.
Storing newborns' blood for research creates a valuable resource—but some parents are trying to put a stop to the practice.
The aftermath of the January 12 earthquake in Haiti had these medical bloggers pondering everything from the quiet courage of patients to wider issues in health care.
Deciding to keep her medical condition a secret from her parents becomes a declaration of independence for one woman.