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To think that within the foreseeable future (how soon is surely a key question) the possibility of tapping the human genome to unlock the door …

During the debate over health-care reform, we heard a lot about emergency rooms jammed with people who couldn't afford to go to a doctor. Today, …

Year: 1988 Setting: Electricite de France clinic at Daya Bay, China Position: Resident physician A Japanese encephalitis epidemic has struck southern China and I am …

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Scientists at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the biotech company PolyMedix have developed a new antibiotic that quickly kills bacteria by blasting holes in their cell membranes. In a clinical trial, the antibiotic worked on staph infections, including MRSA.

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the biotech company PolyMedix have developed a new antibiotic that quickly kills bacteria by blasting holes in their cell membranes. In a clinical trial, the antibiotic worked on staph infections, including MRSA.

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Last month, I mentioned the Wisconsin State Journal's series on the challenges of providing health care to rural communities. Another of writer David Wahlberg's pieces …