By the time a patient is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, seventy percent of the damage is already done. In an effort to understand the progression of the disease and diagnose it earlier, more and more scientists are moving their microscopes to the patient’s gut.
Millions of middle-aged women suffer from hypothyroidism. Methods for diagnosis and treatment are standardized in the field of mainstream endocrinology, but are they really working?
Once a savior to nurses and patients, excessive patient monitoring alarms in hospitals is leading to patient injuries and even deaths. Nurses and engineers are working together to reduce unnecessary alarms and improve patient care.
The best-laid plans of zookeepers go awry in a vine-wreathed cage at the Franklin Park Zoo, as a condor conflict unfolds. Can two birds bond to ensure the future of their species?
Marijuana is becoming rapidly legalized for medicinal use across the United States. But when tight government regulations make it difficult to study, researchers are only beginning to grasp marijuana’s potential health benefits–and risks.
Jon Simon is Boston University’s Director of the Center for Global Health and Development. He witnesses the tragedy of poverty on every business trip, but finds motivation in his desire to improve children’s lives.
Baby elephants are among the most adorable infants of the animal kingdom, with their oversize floppy ears, tiny soft eyes, and fuzzy rounded backs. But despite their popularity in American zoos, these babies are all too rare: Captive elephants are facing a population crash.
SciJo productions explores the historic Ether Dome where William T.G. Morton made history on October 16, 1846 when he demonstrated the first public surgery using anesthetic (ether). filmed at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass.
Over the past few decades, organ transplants have become promising and effective therapies for a variety of ailments, but some have improved more than others. The intestinal transplant has only recently become a viable option for patients like 5-year-old Alexander, suffering from severe short bowel syndrome.
Fossils may be set in stone, but our understanding of evolution changes daily. The advent of DNA sequencing has altered the animal tree of life from a simple ladder to a complex web, which constantly shifts with new information.