clinical practice
Vegetative States Probed with PET
Vegetative States Probed with PET
Bob Grant | Apr 17, 2014
Researchers find that positron emission tomography scans can help determine the degree to which some vegetative patients retain consciousness.
Opinion: Overcoming Cancer’s Complexities
Opinion: Overcoming Cancer’s Complexities
Daniel S. Kapp, David Rubenson, Beverly Mitchell | Apr 11, 2014
Considering “targeted therapeutics” in the face of intra-patient heterogeneity. 
The Dark Side of Curing Cancer
The Dark Side of Curing Cancer
Jef Akst | Apr 7, 2014
Panelists at AACR discuss the health risks that cancer survivors must face.
New Blood, circa 1914
New Blood, circa 1914
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2014
World War I provided testing grounds for novel blood-transfusion techniques.
Week in Review: March 10–14
Week in Review: March 10–14
Tracy Vence | Mar 14, 2014
Whole-genome sequencing in the clinic; blood-based biomarkers predict future cognitive problems; how some pain meds inhibit bacterial growth; ResearchGate launches Open Review
The Right to Know—or Not
The Right to Know—or Not
Tracy Vence | Dec 12, 2013
Consumers, patients, and study participants should be made aware of potential incidental findings, according to a federally-appointed bioethics panel.
Implanted Trachea Going Strong
Implanted Trachea Going Strong
Jef Akst | Oct 23, 2013
Five years after receiving a tissue-engineered airway, the 30-year-old Colombian patient is doing well, having experienced no immunological complications associated with the procedure.
Viral in Valencia
Viral in Valencia
Chris Palmer | Oct 1, 2013
A genetic analysis that tracks the evolution of pathogens helped incriminate a Spanish anesthetist who infected hundreds of patients with hepatitis C.
Gene Expression Flags Fever Source
Gene Expression Flags Fever Source
Bob Grant | Jul 16, 2013
Constructing transcriptional profiles from the blood of children with fevers can help determine whether the cause is viral or bacterial.