COVID-19

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

Some people who lose loved ones to COVID-19 will face an inconsolable grief—a second epidemic the nation is poorly prepared to handle.

Massachusetts broke ground on mandatory vaccination in 1905. History may repeat itself with COVID-19.

As practice goes digital, so too does a brutal workplace hazard.

Is there any hope for saving wasted medications?

Every nation has had its own experience of COVID-19. The stories of Denmark, a model of socialized care, and Rwanda, a bright spot among developing nations, both hold wider lessons for the world.

To prescribe an effective bridge to addiction treatment, emergency physicians must get special training and receive a waiver. Making that process easier—or eliminating the requirement altogether—could make a big impact.

Two milestone discoveries in protein modeling promise to change the fundamentals of drug discovery.

In the shadow of coronavirus vaccine development, another vaccine was making solid progress.

By studying elite controllers—people who are able to arrest the progress of HIV without medication—researchers have found a promising new path.

A novel use of bacteria could blunt the spread of dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases.

Puzzling through the cholera antibody response may help slow a disease that affects millions of people every year.

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.