An MGH Research Scholar Award is letting Lee Zou, PhD, pursue biomedical research into a protein that could lead to new cancer therapies and discoveries about human aging
Several treatments are on the cusp of FDA approval…
In Alzheimer’s, amyloid-beta protein gets the blame, but is tau the true culprit?
What happens when groundbreaking research gets published in top journal but Replication studies find a less promising result, if they are done at all?
A ductal carcinoma in situ diagnosis can spur premature action, so should it still be called cancer?
A Supreme Court ruling on whether genes can be patented did not give crystal clear answers.
On December 28, 1981, two days before his 71st birthday, gynecologic surgeon Howard Jones wrote a news release he
Much of what science knows about the human brain has come through deduction.
Aging nuclear reactors often struggle to stay on line, a fact that’s just as true for small research reactors as it is for massive power p
Druing the late 1990s, Linda Griffith was working in the laboratory of Joseph Vacanti, a pioneer in the field of t
Using breath to divine the inner workings of the human body is a practice as ancient as Hippocrates, who described
Eppie Lederer and Pauline Phillips were one of the most famous pairs of identical twins in the United States during the 20th century.
Bloodless surgery is something of a misnomer.
Xiaowei Zhuang couldn’t believe what she was seeing.
There’s a long and winding road to Food and Drug Administration approval for a new drug.
Its nine million members make Kaiser Permanente a giant of American health care.
Almost 100 years ago, in a Paris laboratory, Félix d’Hérelle peered at cultures packed with dysentery bacteria.
One night a patient got out of bed, fell and hit his head; the incident report that clinicians submitted through the hospital’s patient sa
During the past 25 years, as mounting research has demonstrated the efficacy of treating patients with means that go beyond a standard
It takes only a few hours to have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) placed in your chest.
Nine-year-old Shan Rée of West Vancouver, British Columbia, was no stranger to hospitals.
It’s a sad fact of modern medicine that many diseases—cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s—remain difficult to treat.
In this era of cancer genetics, we’ve come to think of cancer as something like a car.
About one in five prescriptions is “off label”—that is, a drug prescribed to treat a condition for which it hasn’t been approved by the Fo
Developing a malaria vaccine is a particularly knotty problem: Vaccines typically can target only one or a few antigens—proteins produced
Brain studies suggest that doctors learn to suppress normal responses to patients’ suffering.
Recent work at the MassGeneral for Hospital Children’s Developmental Immunology Program reveals potential therapeutic targets for staph-related infections, inflammatory bowel disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and atherosclerosis.
It has been more than 20 years since the Association of American Medical Colleges last revised its Medical College Admission Test.
Could taking a run or going for a swim be an effective alternative to drug therapy in treating depression?
More than one in 10 Americans takes one or more antidepressant medications, and for that large chunk of the population, recent events sure