Sepsis is caused by many different types of microbes, including bacteria, fungi and viruses. This is a major challenge in the intensive care unit of hospitals, where it is one of the leading causes of death. Every year, severe sepsis strikes about 750,000 Americans. It's...
Exoskeletons helping the paralyzed to walk, tiny maggot-inspired devices gnawing at brain tumors or machines working tirelessly as hospital helpers — in many respects, the future of medicine already is here. Experts say that, at the experimental level, human skills...
While many claim that debt leads medical students to choose more lucrative specialties, AAMC research indicates that debt does not play a determining role in specialty choice for most students. The report, "Physician Education Debt...
Researchers in the U.K. have developed a powerful new technique that uses a single cell to map the epigenetic marks that life leaves on our DNA. The development is considered a breakthrough because it will allow scientists to better understand the effect of environment on...
A major breakthrough has been made by scientists who have successfully managed to map out the structure of a complicated protein that is regarded to be one of the most important in cell division. This knowledge could be used in the future in the development of cancer drugs....
Hispanic men are developing cancer of the testicles at an alarming rate, new research shows. According to a report in Reuters, the medical community is "surprised" by cancer rates among Hispanic men over the last decade.
Lesbian, gay and bisexual people experience both disparities and resiliency in health, according to recent data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The data comes from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey, the first NHIS survey in 57 years to...
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