Pharmacology

Humans and their pets suffer from many of the same ailments, and medications that cross the species barrier may help those on either side of it.

The best place to observe the building blocks of the human body might be in outer space.

MGH researcher Biju Parekkadan may have discovered a breakthrough treatment for this global killer.

As medicine battles antibiotic resistance, tougher drugs breed still more deadly bacteria. New approaches could break the cycle.

Once poised to defeat infectious disease, vaccines beat a long retreat. Now they’re back, and gaining new ground.

Top Stories

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

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

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

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.