Clinical Research

For nearly a century, these patient histories have illuminated and advanced the art of medicine.

Patients with terminal cancer now have more treatment options. Will that help or hurt?

Once regarded as a purely mental condition, functional neurological disorder emerges from the shadows.

Even in his new national advisor role, the former NIH director maintains a pipeline of personal research projects.

The pandemic brought both setbacks and opportunities for young scientists. But female researchers are getting the worst of it.

The model tissues, barely a decade old, have become more clever and complex—and increasingly useful.

The fourth state of matter—and not the compound in blood that goes by the same name—may be on track to transform wound and cancer care.

Top Stories

In 1922 the Berlin woman became the first to undergo gender-affirming surgery.

Once regarded as a purely mental condition, functional neurological disorder emerges from the shadows.

A novel coronavirus would come to affect every ward, clinician, researcher and patient at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Selected Reads

For decades, a tiny encampment of researchers has held that statin treatment is a hoax. In a time when contrarian views roar to life on social media, how can medicine keep minority opinions from doing irreparable harm?

Two years in deep space will subject the body to unprecedented stresses. Scientists are probing the secrets to survival.

A freak explosion tore through the quiet Nova Scotian city, prompting one of the most dramatic medical responses in history.