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Bringing never-before-seen structures into view, today’s microscopy is dispelling cartoon concepts and answering unanticipated questions.
Techniques of “bloodless” surgery, honed for those who refuse transfusions, could help stem what many call an overuse of blood.
Few identical twins suffer identical maladies, leading science to probe the significance of epigenetic changes that make paths diverge.
All the terrifying world’s a stage, and artists borrow tools of the theater to give models in drills remarkably lifelike wounds and burns.
Can an aging nation transform the places no one wants to be? Innovations show the way, but the cost could mean slow progress.
Peter L. Slavin and David F. Torchiana consider advances in microscopy and how they might lead to new treatments.
Proto readers weigh in on how physicians and patients can work together to make decisions, ways to improve medical error reporting, and the need for standards when evaluating breath tests used to diagnose disease.
China's air pollution provides chilling statistics on air quality and its relationship to disease and life expectancy.
Lucian Leape, the father of the modern patient safety movement, talks about the culture of disrespect in medicine‚Äîand how to fix it.
Evidence for fecal transplants as effective treatment for stubborn C. diff. infections.
The soaring cost of medical school may be driving graduates away from primary care and into high-paying specialty practices.
After 50 years, we take a look back at the pharmaceutical industry's first $100 million brand.
As resistance to antibiotics grows, might phages, a treatment that fell out of favor decades ago, be the answer?
As concerns about cyber attacks on medical devices and hospital networks rise, a new system aims to detect malware intrusions.
Three physician bloggers bemoan--and cope with--administrative headaches that impede caregiving.
Can a new vaccine, injected intravenously, put the brakes on malaria?
One group of patients, also known as frequent fliers, account for a disproportionate share of health care spending: super-utilizers.
After her husband's first heart attack, the author cannot escape the fear that it will happen again.