Like eight-year-olds who can’t let go of a good joke, Larry Smarr’s nurses and doctors kept coming to him with the same question: “Have you passed gas yet?” Answering this question in the affirmative is, Smarr explains, deadpan, “the state of the art in 2017 in the medical community for deciding when your colon restarts.”
A cardiologist and the NIH Chief Officer of Scientific Workforce Diversity reflects on what it will take to bring more women into biomedicine.
Rapid DNA analysis, proteomics, and new tech increasingly impact forensics investigations.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is fighting the good fight.
We speak to Affectiva cofounder and CEO Rana el Kaliouby about the opportunities that these products provide in areas such as mental health, mood tracking, and telemedicine as well as the challenges associated with achieving business success.
A few years ago, the average person had no idea what the microbiome was, but now it is bantered about on quasi-medical talk shows, social media, and blogs almost as though it were the savior of human health: change your microbiome, change your world!
As a growing epidemic of opioid abuse in the United States can attest, pain, and how to treat it effectively and without serious side effects, is one of the foremost challenges in medicine today.
Ransomware and other cyber attacks on health centers have been in headlines lately due to the potentially devastating impact they can have on services and the seemingly rapid frequency in attacks.
Above: Depicted, from left to right: Chris Voigt, Ben Gordon, Rob Nicol. Photo by Lillie Paquette / MIT School of Engineering.
Living organisms are amazing feats of engineering: By following instructions encoded entirely in DNA, living systems can sense and respond to their environment, build intricate structures
Will new technologies substantially change the way subjective complaints are measured in clinical trials, and, if so, by how much? Depending on the expert consulted, the answer ranges from a little to a lot.