Delirium is very common on COVID wards. Researchers are testing whether these temporary bouts of confusion could bring on permanent cognitive decline
Treatments that reduce suffering and incorporate patient values aren’t common in kidney disease care. That’s changing
Demand for healthy kidneys has long outstripped supply. But better testing and treatment are expanding the donor pool
Minority patients are diagnosed later, stay on dialysis longer and are added to transplant lists less quickly. Why?
Joint ventures between nephrologists and dialysis centers have expanded treatment. Critics ask: At what cost?
Kidney disease affects millions of Americans, but corporate capture of dialysis, along with disparities in treatment and transplant access, mean that not everyone's journey is the same...
A new California law aims to curb what sponsors say is profiteering by dialysis centers. But are there any easy answers?
In Key Largo, Fla., conservationists and feline lovers figure out how to get along
The brainless marine creatures are the simplest organisms known to seek slumber
With algorithms in hand, scientists try to make U.S. elections more representative
New dates push the age back millions of years, creating a mystery about ice ages and animal migrations—if scientists are right
This viral group appeared hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought
From the Chickasaw Nation to Congo, tribes try new tech to keep their ancient tongues alive
A virus that influences the development of the placenta in mammals could also help to explain male animals’ physique
Snakes kill tens of thousands of people each year, but experts can’t agree on dealing with an antivenom shortage
Lab-made antibodies could produce high-volume, high-quality snakebite treatments
Only a few genetic changes were enough to turn an ordinary stomach bug into the bacteria responsible for the plague
Viruses exist as “mutant clouds” of closely related individuals, an insight that is helping researchers predict where disease is likely to spread
Vaccines against cocaine, heroin and other substances may one day help addicts stay clean
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