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

Acts of rudeness are on the rise in medicine. Can a civility push lead to a healthier workplace?

Weight loss strategies have always put diet and exercise center stage. Can two new drugs change the medical mindset about obesity?

To reduce burnout and retain staff, should hospitals embrace on-site childcare?

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.