Technology

Computer-generated nonsense studies and other fake papers find their way into the scientific literature all too often. A few crusading researchers are fighting back.

Most genetic research has focused people of European descent. Some are fighting to bring discarded data from other groups back to the table.

Patients, legally, now have online access to all their clinical records. But full transparency is still a work in progress.

Proton therapy has been a cutting-edge cancer therapy for decades. Can researchers at last zero in on its best applications?

Policymakers call for algorithms in health care to become more transparent. But at what cost?

The use of energy waves in medicine leapt forward with the contributions of two Bulfinch pioneers.

During the lockdowns, virtual care took a giant step forward. Can it surmount the obstacles ahead?

Robert Lefkowitz is best known for revealing the mechanism behind hundreds of drugs in use today. But he thinks of himself as a storyteller first and has a new book out to make his case.

An engineered model of human physiology hits an important milestone.

The free online tool often takes the place of trained medical translators. How well is it doing?

Beneath the hype is a technology that could solve many logistical problems that plague medicine.

New speech analysis technologies can help diagnose mental illness. But they also raise troubling questions.

Top Stories

To show her love, the author learns the value of lying to her mother.

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.

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.