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Dear Medical Science: What's Taking You So Long?

John Blumenthal | Posted 11.06.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Guys, we don't want to go through all this suffering anymore. We're sick of getting sick. Stem cells were discovered in 1978. You promised us limitless possibilities, yet here we are, 36 years later, still twiddling our thumbs.

The Global Search for Education: Ticks - Research We Need

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.18.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"The starting point for all research must be to look at the tick itself to understand which bacteria and viruses are in the ticks, especially in ende...

The Global Search for Education: Ticks - World's Leading Scientists Will Meet in Oslo

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Lyme disease continues to be an increasing problem in the Scandinavian countries. In a first of its kind conference in Scandinavia, several of th...

Medicine's Big Tent

John Sotos | Posted 06.25.2014 | Science
John Sotos

If you're interested in mathematics or computers, there's a place for you in medicine. If you're interested in nanotechnology, there's a gigantic place for you in medicine. If you're interested in medieval agrarian farming techniques, there's a place for you in medicine. You name the field, and there's a medical aspect.

The Global Search for Education: More Research - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

The take home for me from Katie Couric's recent report on Lyme disease is that there are still too many unanswered questions. We need more research to understand Lyme, which affects 300,000 victims each year because we don't have answers.

LOOK: Incredible 'Bionic Man' Comes To Life

AP | BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 03.13.2014 | Science

NEW YORK (AP) — Gentlemen, we can rebuild him, after all. We have the technology. The term "bionic man" was the stuff of science fiction in the 197...

Public Journal Club: New Method in Improving Blood Pressure Control

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Although further investigations may be useful in further legitimizing this innovative method in controlling blood pressure, this study demonstrates that there may be more effective ways in managing hypertension than the current standard of care.

How to Recycle Yourself

Diana Bletter | Posted 05.13.2013 | Science
Diana Bletter

Want to save money and contribute to mankind? Recycle yourself. Yes, why not? Just as you recycle plastics and papers, you can sign up to recycle your body and use it for medical research.

Scientists Identify 10 Molecular Types of Breast Cancer -- How Long Until Progress Reaches the Clinic?

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 07.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

If confirmed, the observations in a recent paper could lead to smarter therapy for distinct breast cancer types.

How Science Is Crucial To Public Health Worldwide

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Research is medicine's field of dreams from which we harvest new findings about the causes, treatment and prevention of disease.

Why Euthanasia Is Going to Be Legal Someday

Bryan Cones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Bryan Cones

British scientists have discovered "cognition" in a vegetative patient. This may encourage some at the "natural death" end of the pro-life spectrum. But I find it more to be a sign of our cultural denial of death than an affirmation of life.

The Mythology Of Science-Based Medicine

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

There is an implied faith here that if a new drug manufacturer has paid for the research for FDA approval, then it is scientifically proven to be effective. As it turns out, this belief is by no means fully justified.