A year and a half after President Obama loosened restrictions on government funding of human-embryonic-stem-cell research, a federal judge on Monday, Aug. 23, declared all such studies temporarily off-limits for taxpayer dollars, on the grounds that they violate a 1996 law.
CHEST DISEASES Long extolled as a tonic for lazy muscles, bicycling is now being boosted as a treatment for a far more serious disability. Using a rigid cycling regimen, says Boston's Dr
Why aren’t you letting Watson speak for himself today?Watson is trained to answer questions for Jeopardy! It’s not an interactive dialogue system, so it can’t conduct its own interviews. You can imagine giving it information so it could answer [impromptu] questions, but it would still be responding only from content it’s been given and analyzed
A powerful preventive against pneumonia, influenza and other respiratory diseases may be promised by a brilliant series of experiments conducted during the last three years at the University of Chicago's Billings Hospital. Dr.
The nervous system is somehow involved in so many diseases and disorders, from fleeting, no-account headaches to crippling paralyses, that doctors are often at a loss to know what part of the patient to treat first.
The symptoms seemed to extend from coast to coastsore throat, a cough, runny nose, varying degrees of feverand there were sensationalized press reports of a “deadly threat to the elderly'' and a “nationwide epidemic.” Thousands of Americans, mostly in the Eastern states, were down last week with something loosely described as flu. The U.S
Doctors used to have poetic names for diseases. A physician would speak of consumption because the illness seemed to eat you from within
At first it sounded like science fiction, curing genetic diseases by giving people new genes. Then it seemed like simple fiction: while theoretically possible, gene therapy appeared unlikely to become a true therapeutic option, the field having suffered years of complications and high-profile setbacks.
Driving along a pockmarked road amid rocks and Joshua trees in a lonely southern California desert, religious controversy might be the last thing you’d expect to encounter. And if you don’t look too closely, you’re likely to zip right past the focus of a hotly contested Supreme Court battle.
Americans appear to actually thrive on adversity, according to a study published this week that reached the conclusion after researching the nation’s biggest economic downturn.