Una mujer fue infectada con microbios que combaten los fármacos de la última línea de defensa; las infecciones comunes podrían resultar intratables.
Woman infected with microbes that fight a last-line-of-defense drug; common infections could become untreatable
A new study published in the journal Cell found that blood glucose responses between individuals to even the same foods can vary widely.
Editors note: This is part of a series of interviews produced in cooperation with the World Economic Forum with members of its program on Young Scientists, who will be appearing at the Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions...
A survey of nearly 5,000 13- to 15-year-olds in the U.K. found that 40 percent of overweight and obese teens did not self-identify as “too heavy.” Cynthia Graber reports
Bizarre fatalities and the limitations of the data revolution emerge from a review of CDC records
Emerging data support minimum nurse-to-patient ratios, but hospital administrations are reluctant to adopt them
Are some dogs safe while others are not? A recent study finds this common belief is not spot on.
Accelerated testing of compounds that have shown efficacy against the virus may lead to new drugs and vaccines
One year ago there were a dozen known cases of children with a mutation on the SCN8A gene; now, there are more than 90
The quest to enlist the body's immune system in the fight against cancer is progressing slowly, but surely
So many people are singing the praises of neurologist and author Oliver Sacks that I hesitate to chime in. In February, Sacks revealed in The New York Times that he has terminal cancer, and reviewers are now raving about his new autobiography, On the Move, and entire oeuvre...
A study published last week in the journal Clinical Infectious Disease found that Iowa pig farm workers were six times more likely than non-pig farmers to carry multi-drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus (S...
Take a deep breath. Hold it. Now, release. Breathing is an amazing bodily function, one that is fundamental to life and an act that we do both automatically and conscientiously.
Today is World Asthma Day. Started by the Global Initiative for Asthma, I thought World Asthma Day would be a great time to share a detail from a series of key frames being produced by the animation team at INVIVO Communications, where I work...
In just under two months, I will be making two big transitions as I begin life as a resident. The first and obvious change is from student to doctor.
Recently the United Nations warned that the world could suffer a 40 percent shortfall in water by 2030 unless countries dramatically cut consumption.
It's the time year for watery eyes and itchy noses, and if you're among the afflicted, you may be surprised to learn that decades of botanical sexism in urban landscapes have contributed to your woes...
Last month, Senator Ted Cruz matter-of-factly told an interviewer that he just happened to glance at a four-decade-old article from Newsweek that very morning.
Of the weird conversations I’ve had in my life, many of the weirdest took place while I was researching my 2003 book Rational Mysticism, which explores religious experiences and other exotic states of consciousness...