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Stories by Jalees Rehman

Physician-Scientists: The Newest Endangered Species

Can excellent scientists be excellent physicians at the same time? "I would like to ask you about a trip to Thailand." This is not the kind of question I expected from a patient in my cardiology clinic at the Veterans Administration hospital in Indianapolis...

July 5, 2014 — Jalees Rehman

Achilles Had Only 2 Heels

Recently, I came across the headline “Scientists Find Achilles’ Heel of Cancer Cells”, describing the discovery of a histone deactylase (HDAC11) as a novel target for cancer therapies.

November 9, 2012 — Jalees Rehman

The Prize in Biology in Memory of Alfred Nobel

The days leading up to the announcements of the Nobel Prizes as well as the aftermath are gossip heaven for us scientists. We love to speculate who will win and after the announcements, we exchange wild conspiracy theories, talk about the painful snubs and pontificate on whether or not the recipients deserve the honors...

October 9, 2012 — Jalees Rehman

Accuracy of Medical Information on the Internet

"We can just Google it!" is becoming our standard response to unanswered questions in life. Whether we are looking for the title of an irritating 80s song, a restaurant serving authentic Icelandic food or the quickest bus route to the Star Trek convention, the Internet usually offers the long-sought answers...

August 2, 2012 — Jalees Rehman

Open Science and Access to Medical Research

It is rather odd how often I hear the expression paradigm shift during contemporary scientific presentations and seminars. The expression was popularized by Thomas Kuhn’s book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions ...

April 24, 2012 — Jalees Rehman

Dynamic Mitochondrial Networks in Cancer

Research projects evolve in a fortuitous manner, often guided by a convergence of novel observations, intuition, helpful colleagues and unique personal circumstances.

March 29, 2012 — Jalees Rehman
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Scientific American Unlimited

Scientific American Unlimited