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Well-known health economist Victor Fuchs, PhD, always has interesting things to say about health care reform efforts (see here and here). Now he's shared more …

Stanford radiologists are hard at work right now scanning a 2,600-year-old Egyptian mummy. We'll have a full set of videos, articles and photos on this …

Stanford stem cell researcher Irving Weissman, MD, recently assumed the presidency of the International Society for Stem Cell Research. Writing for Nature Reports Stem Cells, …

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The New York Times is previewing a fascinating story from its magazine called "The Women's Crusade," about the interaction between global poverty and the oppression …

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Last spring, when Stanford researcher Douglas Owens, MD, mentioned to me an upcoming study on the risks of labor induction, I took an immediate (and …

Is anyone out there having a relaxing summer? Please, speak up if you are - it's hard to hear you over the health care reform …

A few weeks ago I wrote about the debate swirling around Francis Collins' nomination as NIH director. Some people expressed concerns that Collins' status as …

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The New York Times is reporting that UCSF scientists have identified a tie between a genetic mutation and the need for less sleep. The research …

Let's say you have high blood pressure and that during your most recent clinic visit, your doctor prescribes the newest calcium-channel blocker. You've seen commercials …

Heart defects run in my family. I lost two infant sisters to hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a congenital defect in which the left side of …

Year: 2003 Setting: AsiaMedic clinic in Singapore Position: Private general practitioner SARS has struck Singapore and I am at the vortex of the epidemic frenzy. …

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Check out this gorgeous image - a colorized scanning electron micrograph - of a blood clot. Red blood cells are shown in red; leukocytes are …

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Stanford bioengineering professor Stephen Quake has decoded his own genome for only $50,000. By comparison, the most recently sequenced human genome cost $250,000 to decode. …

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