Microscopic models—half living, half not—may prove more reliable than animals in explaining human disease and testing therapies.
Technetium, a diagnostic workhorse, provides high definition images with minimal radiation. But its supply could dry up tomorrow.
Disease foundations that use a venture capital model get a stake in the breakthroughs they fund. Not everyone thinks that’s a good idea.
Advocates of shared decision making argue that everyone benefits when patients know more and don’t just follow doctors’ orders.
Peter L. Slavin and David F. Torchiana discuss the research value of micro-organ models.
Proto readers share their thoughts on standards for surgeons, Hurricane Sandy's aftermath at Bellevue Hospital Center, and the state of empathic care.
In this photo series, the imagination is the only limit for Luka, a young boy with spinal muscular atrophy.
Oncologist Donald Abrams confronts cancer with both conventional and integrative methods.
Elegant in its simplicity, saline solution is a staple in hospitals.
When two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, a painstakingly rehearsed emergency response plan sprang into action.
A prototype program aims to improve adverse event reporting by giving patients, family members and others a voice in the conversation.
In an excerpt from physician Danielle Ofri's latest book, a heroin addict makes a group of medical residents re-think their assumptions.
A woman assaulted with a box cutter finds a friend and guide in her plastic surgeon.