HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, has killed close to 30 million people since the epidemic emerged in the early 1980s. Scientific American editor Christine Gorman explains why HIV is so difficult for the body to fight and for doctors to treat...
Parents need better information, ideally before a baby is born
Medically induced comas are only used when other options are lacking
Finding individual differences in tumors is key to treating the right patient with the right medicine at the right time, researchers say
Imbibing the liquid of fermented fruit may have had its start in medicinal traditions
Could the mysterious disease that plagued comedian Bernie Mac for 25 years have played a role in his death?
Science gets closer, but a fully effective vaccine against HIV remains elusive
Also called cell-transfer therapy, it is one of a new class of approaches being developed to strengthen the innate ability of the immune system to fight cancer
Now personalized genetic medicine offers tests to avoid dangerous drug reactions—yet doctors are reluctant to use them
Volunteers from Chemo Buddies help patients feel at home during treatment.
Instead of making immune-compromised cancer patients suffer long and potentially dangerous waits in the emergency room, Richard Dean, PhD, envisioned and championed a better solution.
An unusual enzyme called telomerase acts on parts of chromosomes known as telomeres. The enzyme has recently been found in many human tumors and is being eyed as a new target for cancer therapy...
Candidates are speeding toward human trials
Advancing cancer care requires more than just science. It’s a collective effort driven by passionate individuals and organizations quietly working to make a difference for those living with and affected by cancer...
While many community oncology clinics struggle to use the most advanced tools, Lincoln D. Nadauld, MD, makes advanced genomic testing the standard of care — with astonishing results...
With no time to make treatments from scratch, researchers search for existing compounds that deflect harm