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The Liver: A ‘Blob’ That Runs the Body

To the Mesopotamians, the liver was the body’s premier organ, the seat of the human soul and emotions. The ancient Greeks…

Ditch the Gluten, Improve Your Health?

This just in: A new health myth has been taking the country by storm. Perhaps I'm exaggerating a bit. After all, health…

A Vital Drug Runs Low, Though Its Base Ingredient Is in Many Kitchens

Hospitals around the country are scrambling to stockpile vials of a critical drug — even postponing operations or putting…

If Raw Fruits Or Veggies Give You A Tingly Mouth, It's A Real Syndrome

If you have ever noticed an itchy or tingly sensation in your mouth after biting into a raw apple, carrot, banana or any…

The expanding universe of synthetic drugs

INSIDE a brightly lit shop in Amsterdam half a dozen people inspect the wares. Alongside the bongs, vibrators and heart-shaped…

Twice the tomatoes on the vine, thanks to a bit of genetic tweaking

Plant geneticists have figured out how to almost double the production of garden tomatoes. Though most of us care mainly…

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Kahn Wins Wolf Prize

Kahn Wins Wolf Prize

NewsHome/News/Kahn Wins Wolf PrizeKahn Wins Wolf Prize Joslin scientist honored for research in insulin signaling Share…
Are We Ready for a Blood Test for Cancer?

Are We Ready for a Blood Test for Cancer?

What if screening for cancer was as easy as checking your cholesterol? That’s the promise of techniques currently in…
Broader Understanding of Heart Disease Risk

Broader Understanding of Heart Disease Risk

When R. Shankar Nair was diagnosed with a partially blocked artery in June, his doctor knew what the main contributing factor…

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