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The Important Thing You Gain after Nearly Being Crushed to Death

A brutal car accident left this med student paralyzed. Six years later, he shrugs his struggles off<p>The future was wide open for Hammad Aslam. It was the end of May 2009, and the physically fit, academically gifted 23-year-old had just spent the day scouting apartments near the Georgia med school …

Physiotherapy

Targeted Therapy

What Is Targeted Therapy?<p>Targeted therapy is the foundation of precision medicine. It is a type of cancer treatment that targets the changes in …

Women in Business Q&A: Dr. Anita Goel, M.D., Ph.D., CEO of Nanobiosym

<i>Dr. Anita Goel, M.D., Ph.D., is the Chairman and CEO of the Nanobiosym in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A world renowned nanotechnology scientist and entrepreneur as well as Harvard-MIT-trained physicist and physician, Dr. Goel is focused on delivering new game-changing technologies to decentralize the</i> …

10 Bizarrely Noteworthy Medical Milestones Throughout History

The history of medicine has not unfurled gradually. Instead, it is made up of moments—points in time when someone did something really important that …

Crispr: is it a good idea to ‘upgrade’ our DNA?

New genome-editing technology has the potential to eliminate genetic disease by making changes to our DNA that will pass down the generations. Such modification is currently banned in the UK but could that be about to change?<p>Last year Tony Perry made mice that would have been brown-furred grow up …

Genetics

The Invention That Could End Obesity

A Michigan surgeon invented an apparatus that he believes tricks the brain into thinking the stomach is full. His Full Sense Device could be a lifesaver for millions of obese Americans and raises questions about how hunger — our most basic human impulse — even works.

9 Reasons Guys Love Giving You Oral

One man wants to set the record straight about giving back in bed<p>It has come to my attention that there is a terrible rumor going around about men: that we're selfish in bed. Hey, I'll admit, there's not a man I know who will decline oral sex from a woman he fancies. I mean, it's a blowjob! It's …

Relationships

The Bitter Truth About Sugar

Dr. Robert Lustig, a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at UC San Francisco, has been on the forefront of the movement …

5 Super-Intimate Sex Moves

Because the closer you two are, the hotter—and better—your orgasm will be<p>There are a lot of things that can bring you and your S.O. closer together: apps designed specifically for couples, vacations for two, candle-lit dinners. But nothing does the trick quite like a long, sensual romp between the …

Climbing

Hashimoto's Disease

Hashimoto’s Disease<p>Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disorder that can cause hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid. With this disease, your …

Immune System

How to build a gaming Hackintosh on the cheap: hardware

I recently decided it was time to get a proper desktop computer. I needed it predominantly for work, but I wanted it to be powerful enough to play the latest games in 1080p without worrying about stuttering or terrible frame rates.<p>The new Mac lineup didn’t offer a perfect fit — the Retina 5K iMac …

Bad Medicine

The following is an article from the book <i>Uncle John's Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader</i>.<p><i>Most of us take modern medical science for granted. MRIs,</i> …

8 Lesser Known, but Very Useful, Apple Mac Utilities

Your Mac comes with a bunch of Apps pre-installed, neatly organized in the Applications folder. You’ve got the iWork suite, AddressBook, iCal and some other useful applications. Also in there is another folder called Utilities.<p>You might have used a few of the applications within it, but there’s …

The Dawn of Modern Anesthesia

How a 19th-century recreational drug became a medical breakthrough<p>In 1844, a Connecticut dentist named Horace Wells came to Harvard to share an astonishing discovery: If a person inhales the right quantity of the chemical nitrous oxide, the result is that they will feel no pain during medical or …

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Running Clubs to Try in Boston

Marathon Sports Running Clubs<p>Head to your local Marathon Sports on Tuesday or Wednesday nights for an easy 3 to 5 mile run. Meet local runners, …

These are the African writers you should be reading right now

<b>(CNN) —</b> Take a moment and think of an African author. Have you got the name in mind? Keep it there for a minute.<p>In years gone by, chances are cultural icons like Nigerian literary giant Chinua Achebe or South African Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer might have popped straight into your head.<p>But …

Neighborhood Bests

medical school and dating

One of the most popular google searches that brings people to my blog is something along the lines of "dating in medical school" based on this post I …

Scientists Prime The Immune System As A Powerful Cancer Weapon

Watch out, cancer cells. Humanity is learning how to use our built-in weapon – our own white blood cells – to kill you.<p>Early results showing that genetically modified white blood cells, called T-cells, can make cancer cells disappear, at least temporarily, in 50% to 90% of patients with certain …

A Neuroscientist’s Quest To Debunk Harmful Misconceptions About Addiction

Columbia neuroscientist Carl Hart untangles the reasons researchers have gotten so much wrong about addiction–and how it’s fueled our obsession with the War on Drugs.<p>Bill O’ Reilly was using his compassionate voice, sweeping his hands dramatically toward the guest in front of him. “The prevalence …

How To Marry The Right Girl: A Mathematical Solution

Poor Johannes Kepler. One of the greatest astronomers ever, the man who figured out the laws of planetary motion, a genius, scholar and mathematician — in 1611, he needed a wife. The previous Mrs. Kepler had died of Hungarian spotted fever, so, with kids to raise and a household to manage, he …

'Why Me?' Vets Face Much Higher Risk of Lou Gehrig's Disease

A Vietnam veteran swoops his hand through a row of baby vegetables, caressing the peppers on down to the kale. The plants are aligned in tidy, military order atop his backyard fence. He could spend hours describing his first garden. But he cannot utter a word.<p>He can’t even eat his eventual …

Nas: My Life in 20 Songs

"It's like I gave myself a 40th birthday present 20 years ago."<p>Nas has been in a reflective mood of late, performing an extended victory lap to …

Rap & Hip-Hop

New to Netflix in April

Cosmic terror: Why Neil deGrasse Tyson has religious fundamentalists so freaked

Religious belief systems prefer a universe with mankind firmly at its center. No wonder “Cosmos” is so threatening<p>The new <i>Cosmos</i> TV series airing on Fox is a worthy reboot of Carl Sagan's original. Following in Sagan's footsteps, host Neil deGrasse Tyson takes viewers on a voyage through the outer …

The Fastest Way to Get in Running Shape

If your running game needs a tune-up, get a jolt with these speed drills<p>Usain Bolt isn't the only person who should be cranking into fifth gear. Adding a speed session to your running routine will get you back into shape faster, so you're ready for that 5K or marathon down the road. Plus, you’ll …

Workouts

Drugmakers And NIH Band Together To Speed Up Research

The National Institutes of Health is teaming up with major drug companies in a new effort to identify disease-related molecules and biological processes that could lead to future medicines.<p>The public-private partnership is called AMP, for the "Accelerating Medicines Partnership," and it will focus …

Love Is... (Holy Shit, I Have Cancer)

Last week I wrote about how our world is ruled by love, and this week circumstances conspired to show me just how true that really is.<p><b>Love is</b> when a week ago I go to the ER at UCLA, where I work, for a cough and feeling that "something isn't right," and even though my complaints are mild, I'm …