Short of meds…

Short of meds…

Contaminated injection blamed for mini-epidemic. Why are hospitals running out of generic drugs, anesthetics and antibiotics? More »

In praise of the lowly apple

In praise of the lowly apple

Among foodies, apples lack the “healthy-tasty” cachet of acai berries or pomegranates. But in a year-long study, apples produced major More »

Flying virus!

Flying virus!

Flu virus can fly on aerosols after a sneeze, cough, even a breath. They can stay aloft for hours, long enough to find another victim. More »

Cholera: Haiti’s latest scourge

Cholera: Haiti’s latest scourge

Cholera can kill with record speed. The bacterium is easy to control — if wastewater and drinking water are treated. Haiti — More »

Key to caloric restriction found!

Key to caloric restriction found!

To stay young, science says you drastically cut calories. It works for fruitflies, rodents, monkeys, and every mammal that has been More »

A strike against stroke?

A strike against stroke?

Aware that a small amount of function often returns after a stroke, neurologists have helped neurons recover after an experimental More »

Stem cell battle resumes

Stem cell battle resumes

A federal court has thrown the field of embryonic stem cell research into confusion. Last week, research that destroys embryos could More »

Fearing flu, finding vaccine

Fearing flu, finding vaccine

How is flu vaccine is made in eggs and animal cells? What is being done to protect us against a fast-changing, deadly virus? Is a More »

Swine flu

Swine flu

Virologists have been working late since swine flu appeared in April. With flu running amok in South America, what can we expect when More »

Genetic tests go mainstream

Genetic tests go mainstream

Companies are marketing genetic tests direct to consumers. Some tests can be lifesavers. But many tests return confusing results, More »

Swine flu

Swine flu

The epidemic fades, with 61 confirmed deaths and 5,251 cases so far. Were the public health warnings overdone? Or did they help stem More »

HIV infection caught on videotape

HIV infection caught on videotape

New video captures AIDS moving inside immune cells: HIV enters pods that form on the surface, then jumps across into a healthy immune More »