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When intensive care is just too intense

The treatment patients receive in intensive care usually works but many are left with deep psychological scars<p>I still remember the first patient I saw in intensive care. A naked man, covered by a white sheet, was plugged into banks of machines through cables that radiated from his body. His face …

Virus grows a temporary tube to inject DNA - Futurity

During an infection a certain type of virus forms a tube-like structure to deliver DNA. The tube dissolves when the job is done.

Your culture determines what you remember - Futurity

The details you remember about an event, such as your last birthday party, are determined in part by your cultural background.


Glycan changes may signal stomach cancer - Futurity

Researchers have taken a first step towards identifying glycans that could help diagnose gastric cancer before it becomes deadly.

A compassionate New Years resolution?

There is no compassion left in the NHS. Or so many reports would have us believe<p>Healthcare services have come under fire in 2013 for their lack of compassionate care, particularly post-mid-Staffs scandal. Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust was found to have serious failings in provision of care …

Cancer centers aren't looking out for fertility - Futurity

The leading comprehensive cancer centers aren't doing an adequate job of helping young adult and adolescent patients protect their fertility.

How hitchhiking TB sneaks deep into lungs - Futurity

To intrude into the deeper regions of the lungs, the bacteria that cause tuberculosis appear to mask their identity and hitch a ride on white blood …

A low-cost way to print batches of artificial cells - Futurity

Scientists say they've developed a low-cost way to microprint large quantities of artificial cells that are all the same size.

Breast cancer spreads when tumors can't 'breathe' - Futurity

Lack of oxygen inside a breast cancer tumor can trigger the chain of events that spreads the disease throughout the body, biologists say.


US government prepares to regulate hand and face transplants

The world's first face transplant took place a mere eight years ago, but already the field is advancing at a rapid pace: surgeons in countries including France, China, and the US have all performed these intensive procedures with successful results. And now, the US government is getting ready to …