Our understanding of the natural world from cosmology to physics combined with our understanding of our own biology and our own genetic makeup give us a deep understanding of who and what we are. We are now beginning to understand how we can repair and restore our flagging and diseased bodily functions. It can even allow us to peer into how we think and how we feel. We are on the cusp of another great revolution in the understanding of ourselves.
With his checkered Wall Street past, Michael Milken may seem the unlikeliest of philanthropists. But he's also proven to be one of the best.
Part David Attenborough, part Indiana Jones, Mr. Kilham, an ethnobotanist from Massachusetts who calls himself the Medicine Hunter, has scoured remote jungles and highlands for three decades for plants, oils and extracts that can heal. He has eaten bees and scorpions in China, fired blow guns with Amazonian natives, and learned traditional war dances from Pacific Islanders.
But behind the colorful tales lies the prospect of money, lots of money — for Western pharmaceutical companies, impoverished indigenous tribes and Mr. Kilham.
The Cures Act provides multiyear funding for three highly innovative scientific initiatives launched by the Obama administration: the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), and the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot. It also includes a promising new research initiative focused on regenerative medicine.
Where are the cures promised by stem cells, gene therapy, and the human genome?
Medicine is an ever-evolving field. New breakthroughs are being made all the time, but there are some discoveries that will always stand out as changing human thinking forever.
Sponsors of the 21st Century Cures Act call it a win-win: a fusion of funds for medical research with new rules that direct the Food and Drug Administration to approve drugs and devices with greater urgency. There’s also money to help states fight the opioid epidemic, and a boost for mental health care.
In his new book, “You Bet Your Life,” Paul A. Offit wants to understand the failures and tragedies that help pave the way to medical innovation. For most of human history, anesthesia did not exist.
There's a new, revolutionary Hepatitis C pill on the market; it has a short treatment time and fewer side effects than its predecessors. The only problem is it's $1,000 a pill and the government's not looking forward to paying for it.
Fifteen of the most important milestones on the road to modern medicine are identified today by the British Medical Journal. They range from vaccines to computers to the pill - and the journal is calling for readers to vote on which was the most significant.
Throughout history, disease has been a subject of fear and fascination in equal measure. However, each revolutionary medical discovery has brought us a crucial step closer to understanding the complex mysteries of disease and medicine. As a result, we have been able to develop medical breakthrough treatments that have been instrumental in saving millions of lives.
Light, relatively inexpensive, and so attractive whether draped around the neck or dangling down the chest, the stethoscope connects doctors to patients, and to their organs. What could be more valuable as we struggle with escalating costs in health care and concerns about the eroding relationship between doctors and patients?
One sometimes finds what one is not looking for - Alexander Fleming
From the completion of the human genome draft to cutting-edge cancer treatments, there are some incredible medical breakthroughs that are changing the way conditions and diseases are treated.
Wartime medicine is an incredibly challenging setting for the doctors, nurses, and paramedics who practice it: Not only are the injuries frequently serious ones, but the tools at hand are often more limited than in a traditional hospital.
Over the centuries, that has meant that battlefield medical personnel have had to innovate. Those wartime practices, in turn, often served to refine medical practice beyond the military.
Here are six cases in which wartime clinicians changed the way medicine is practiced more broadly.
Just take a look at some of the greatest medical discoveries in history and how they still benefit us today.
Since scientists released a rough draft of the human genome to the public in 2000, the impact of science and technology on medicine has been more salient than ever.
The list of scientific innovations that will literally change lives grows longer with every month — some so crazy they feel like science fiction.
As unprecedented times highlight the importance of health research, we’re looking back over some of the most incredible advances from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR)...
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Northwestern University is at the forefront of research into the causes and cures of many life-threatening diseases and conditions.
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