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"Superbug" bacterial infections that are resistant to common antibiotics are increasing at an alarming rate. But traditional antibiotics aren't the only way to battle dangerous germs. Biomedical scientists are investigating new additions to their arsenal.Microbiology
New research describes some of the factors that determine when hair grows, when it stops growing, and when it falls out.Hair
Scientists say a mutant form of a deadly mosquito-borne virus that kills about half of the people it infects shows promise as a potential vaccine.
A bioethicist suggests that neuroscience challenges how we view ourselves.<p><b>Advances in our understanding of the brain have turned neuroscience into one of the hottest frontiers in research, and in ethics. (See "Beyond the Brain.")</b><p>On Wednesday, the U.S. Presidential Commission for the Study of …
Kevin Van Paassen<p>Do you find that many people don’t understand what ‘internal medicine’ means?<p>My mother isn’t even sure what I do, so there probably is a disconnect in that regard. An internal medicine specialist is good at diagnosis and treating conditions with medications, that’s what we do.<p>Our …