Is watching the same as doing? Both depend on a newly discovered neuron, which helps explain how humans connect.
With their online Journal of Negative Results in Biomedicine, editors Christian Pfeffer and Bjorn R. Olsen are encouraging physicians to re-evaluate clinical practices based on negative data.
Break a bone and pull it apart a millimeter a day. Seems crazy, but distraction osteogenesis is saving legs, arms and faces.
Eric Chivian, founder of the Center for Health and the Global Environment, worries that some medical mysteries may remain forever unsolved as a result of global climate change.
Operating in the womb sometimes has miraculous results. Yet many still question whether it should be done at all.
Medicine’s debt to Framingham, Mass., is almost incalculable. And after 60 years, the famous study may be just getting started.
When a medical mistake is made, full disclosure and a sincere apology could be better for everyone involved.
As the population ages and Alzheimer’s disease proliferates, millions of minds are being lost. A spate of new drugs could stem the damage.
Esophageal adenocarcinoma is increasing at a rate unmatched by any other cancer. There’s no simple explanation—just many complex clues.
Promising yet far from proven, this approach to treating post-traumatic stress neutralizes a memory just before it comes back to haunt you.
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