Q: How has talking to veterinarians changed you as a physician?
A: I recall a chimpanzee I consulted on with a severe form of heart failure... The basic medical approach was very similar to human medicine’s, but deeply informed by the patient’s ability to enjoy life and by consideration of patient suffering. I have come to believe that some of the most humanistic medicine today is actually being practiced by doctors whose patients are not human.
Tangled Up in Tau
Trouble with the protein may underlie most kinds of dementia, perhaps including Alzheimer’s. New drugs could help.
When Lyme Lingers
In most cases, antibiotics do the trick. But when they don't, symptoms can be devastating. New research aims to discover why.
Our Dark Matter
Genes account for less than 2% of the human genome—and much of what determines health and disease may lie elsewhere.
One tauopathy is entirely man-made, caused by concussions and other types of brain trauma.
Depending on where tau tangles form in the brain, any of a number of types of dementia may occur.
It’s disappointing when seemingly groundbreaking studies can’t be repeated. But it’s happening a lot.
Aiming tiny bursting bubbles at tumors could pave the way for new treatments.
Peter L. Slavin and David F. Torchiana on the value of reproducing research.
As resistance to antibiotics grows, might phage therapy, a treatment that fell out of favor decades ago, be the answer?
A new system aims to detect malware that can infect hospitals' internal networks and even life-saving or-sustaining devices.
community paramedicine [kə-myü-nə-tē ˌper-ə-ˈme-də-sən] n: a trend that repurposes emergency medical services to provide in-home chronic disease management and follow-up care