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In Passing

How does a hospital keep patient details from getting lost in the shuffle?

To Catch a Protein

The world of protein imaging undergoes a chilly revolution.

The Next Zika

Vaccines are most helpful before an epidemic hits. So which diseases should researchers prepare for next?

ResearchKit

A software platform from Apple is helping medical researchers collect health data from any iPhone user

White Coats

The standard garb of the physician comes with surprising risks and benefits.

Unsound the Alarm

Hundreds of alarms compete for a clinician's attention. Can less noise mean better care?

Babel in the ICU

Machines in an ICU can't speak to one another—but what if they could?

The Changes We've Seen

Proto looks at trends in health care during the last 10 years.

Born Too Soon

Despite steady declines over the past decade, the U.S. still has one of the highest preterm birthrates in the developed world.

An Outbreak Told in Genomes

Rapid genetic sequencing maps an Ebola outbreak in fine detail.

20 Years After Apartheid

In the 1980s physician Miguel Ribeiro took stunning photographs of his South African patients. How has the nation’s health care fared in the years since?

Grand Theft Medical

The move to electronic medical records may be helping identity thieves.

Living Anatomy

Artist Danny Quirk paints the living structures of the body on live models.

The Lost Ward

Beds for psychiatric care are steadily declining. What can be done?

From MRI to Bronze Sculpture

Artists use medical scans of tumors to make stunning, informative sculptures

Imperfect 10

Often ridiculed, ICD-10 may relieve some diagnostic and billing headaches. But implementation will bring complications.

A New Epidemic Model

SARS led to the discovery of "super-spreaders," who can infect dozens of people. They also exist, it appears, in other infectious diseases.

The Rise of Medical School Debt

The soaring cost of medical school may be driving graduates away from primary care and into high-paying specialty practices.

Making Up Disaster

All the terrifying world's a stage, and artists borrow tools of the theater to give models in drills remarkably lifelike wounds and burns.

Just Doing Their Jobs

When two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, a painstakingly rehearsed emergency response plan sprang into action.

A Premium on Gender

Insurers attribute higher premiums for women than men of the same age because of the increased cost of women’s care.

Counting the Losses

New York City’s medical research community picks up the pieces after Hurricane Sandy destroys decades of work.

Going Airborne

A computer model reveals why some airports might be better spreaders of contagious disease than others.

Efficiency for ORs

Hospitals around the nation have adopted ways to help alleviate delays in operating rooms.

A Potent History

A timeline of pivotal testosterone therapy events through history.

The New Gene Pool

Sage Bionetworks, a nonprofit research organization, encourages collaboration and the exchange of ideas among scientists.

The Genome’s Dark Matter

From architecture to function, the ENCODE project’s researchers are filling in the gaps in our understanding of human genetics.

A Beautiful Mind

Employing ingenuity, technology and an artist's eye, scientists interpret and elucidate the brain's stunning complexity.

Cheating the System

From mishandled stolen shipments to repackaged fakes to scammers diluting medications, there are multiple ways phony pharmaceuticals get in the supply chain.

Cataloguing Environmental Toxins

From lead to mercury to trichloromethane, we’re awash in chemicals, but researchers are still trying understand how our exposure affects us.

A Brief History of Staph

Charting the progression of today’s hospital terror.