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Doctor Recalls Facing Cadavers, Mortality In Gross Anatomy Lab

Eleven years ago, NPR's Melissa Block followed a group of first-year medical students in one gross anatomy lab as they confronted cadavers and mortality. She checks back in with one of those students.<p>Transcript<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:<p>This is my last week hosting this program. I'm going to take some …

A startup that wants to make it easier to tweak our genes just got $120 million from investors including Bill Gates

Editas Medicine, a company aimed at providing technologies that enable scientists to tweak our genes, just raised $120 million to continue studying a novel new technology that could make this far easier.<p>The tool is known as CRISPR-Cas9, and it could eventually allow scientists to home in on a …

IBM's Watson could learn how to identify cancer and heart disease from X-rays and MRI scans

The computing giant announced plans last week to acquire the medical imaging company Merge Healthcare, Inc. for $1 billion later this year.<p>IBM plans to train Watson using Merge's collection of 30 billion images — including X-rays, CT scans, and MRI scans — so that it could help doctors diagnose …

10 Creepy Vintage Pictures Of Medical Students Posing With Cadavers

Medical training has changed a great deal in the past century and a half. For instance, it used to be the case that doctors in training were severely …

American Horror Story's Morbidity Museum Based on True Story

Shane Black Shares Behind the Scenes Pics From The Predator<p>Published<p>5 mins ago<p>on<p>March 31, 2018<p>Last week that we let you guys know that director Shane …

There is a gene for pain – and we might be able to switch it off

There is a gene which is essential to our ability to feel pain – and scientists believe we might be able to ‘switch it off’.<p>The researchers, from the …

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Poland's medical tourism clinics offer half-price treatment to the world

The facilities would make any NHS manager envious. The doctors are experts with world-class success rates. The prices are often half what you'd pay at home. Why, then, are more of us not travelling to Poland to have routine medical treatments carried out?<p>For several years expat Poles have been …