Inside the Rio Grande Valley's Amputation Crisis
By Sophie Novack | Mar 1, 2019
Daniel Zamora still remembers the smell. At first he didn't realize anything was wrong. A small blister appeared on his left pinky toe where his sneaker rubbed against his skin.
H.I.V. Is Reported Cured in a Second Patient, a Milestone in the Global AIDS Epidemic
By Apoorva Mandavilli | Mar 4, 2019
Scientists have long tried to duplicate the procedure that led to the first long-term remission 12 years ago. With the so-called London patient, they seem to have succeeded.
Theranos: How a broken patent system sustained its decade-long deception
By Daniel Nazer | Mar 4, 2019
Op-ed: The patent bargain is seriously busted.
GoFundMe CEO: 'Gigantic Gaps' In Health System Showing Up In Crowdfunding
By Rachel Bluth | Jan 16, 2019
Scrolling through the GoFundMe website reveals seemingly an endless number of people who need help or community support. A common theme: the cost of health care.
Why Drugs That Work In Mice Don't Work In Humans
By Sarah Constantin | Nov 26, 2018
LRI conducts experiments on animals; currently, in particular, mice. We believe that this is worthwhile -- that is, we believe that whether a drug makes mice live longer tells us something meaningful about whether it will make people live longer.
Hit by a city bus - and hit with a $27,660 city hospital bill
By Sarah Kliff | Feb 19, 2019
As Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital promises better billing practices, more patients come forward to share their stories.
The CRISPR machines that can wipe out entire species
By Jackson Ryan | Feb 6, 2019
The genetic-engineering tool could help combat malaria and invasive species. But should we use it?
Medical AI Safety: Doing it wrong
By Luke Oakden-Rayner | Jan 21, 2019
Last post, I said we have a safety problem in medical AI. I even suggested that it is bad enough that it could lead to a tragedy.
The mathematics of diseases
By Matthew Keeling | Mar 1, 2001
Diseases are a ubiquitous part of human life. Many, such as the common cold, have minor symptoms and are purely an annoyance; but others, such as Ebola or AIDS, fill us with dread.
FamilyTreeDNA Admits to Sharing Genetic Data With F.B.I.
By Matthew Haag | Feb 4, 2019
FamilyTreeDNA, an at-home DNA testing company, apologized for failing to disclose it was sharing genetic information with the F.B.I. to help solve rapes and murders. Some of the site's users felt the company had betrayed them.