Rare, elusive stem cells could explain why cancer is so difficult to cure—if they even exist.
Each discovery adds to the sense that these long-ignored cells matter—for brain development, learning, memory and more.
More than 2,000 objects remarkably unfit for consumption lodged in throats, lungs and stomachs. One physician retrieved them all.
Though not as sexy as genomics or the latest miracle drug, improved techniques and technology for fixing aortas are saving lots of lives.
With tighter resident-hour limits starting in July, Peter L. Slavin and David F. Torchiana discuss the challenges ahead to train physicians in the confines of a 16-hour workday.
Proto readers defend the safety of statins, discuss the importance of recognizing addiction and applaud the efforts of researchers studying TSC and LAM.
Deep in Central Russia and down in Atlanta are the two remaining stocks of the eradicated virus that's killed millions—should they be destroyed?
Primary care physician Eric Weil directs a program that shows that more attentive care for high-risk patients may be the most effective way to control costs.
There's never a quiet moment for the millions suffering from a persistent buzzing in their ears.
From mishandled stolen shipments to repackaged fakes to scammers diluting medications, there are multiple ways phony pharmaceuticals get in the supply chain.
A century ago, MGH pathologist Richard Cabot made an event out of physicians identifying illnesses—and greatly improved diagnostic methods as a result.
Doctors use Facebook and Twitter just like the rest of the public, but their participation brings ethical and legal risks.
In the fight against a burgeoning breed of drug-resistant pathogens, researchers look to add weapons beyond antibiotics.
Could living cleaner actually make us sicker?
As her mother's memory fades, one writer watches it go, one handwritten note at a time.