Recently Published

Who Cares for Resident Caretakers?

Posted by  | A Day in the Life, Recently Published

"Can you check my blood pressure?" This is a common request I get from my co-residents. Even I have taken advantage of the vacant blood pressure cuffs in our clinic to occasionally check my own numbers. Though it seems like medical trainees are constantly surrounded by health care, studies have actually shown that we are,(...)

More

Zombie Genes: Life after Death

Posted by  | Recently Published

Anyone who has ever watched an episode of CSI or Law & Order can appreciate that estimating the time of death in a murder is a difficult task. There are many methods, such as body temperature, stage of body decomposition and other biochemical indicators, but a precise approximation of the period of time since death,(...)

More

An Abdominal Window into the Gut’s Nervous System

Posted by  | Recently Published

As neuroscience has advanced rapidly, unraveling many mysteries of neural circuits in the brain and spinal cord, the gut's enteric nervous system has remained somewhat of an enigma. Now, with a window embedded in the abdomen, researchers can periodically monitor the gut's neurons in a living animal over a period of months. Sometimes nicknamed "the(...)

More

Prostate Cancer Therapy Linked to Depression

Posted by  | Perspectives in Research, Recently Published

A recent study by researchers from Harvard, MD Anderson and Weill Cornell, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, showed an association between a common treatment for locally advanced prostate cancer and clinical depression. These results are part of a broader conversation about how prostate cancer is treated and could impact the way that clinicians(...)

More

Modern Neuroscience has the tools to treat psychiatric illness

Posted by  | Honor Roll, Perspectives in Research, Recently Published

The following submission is the first place winner of The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation 2016 essay contest. You can read the original posting here.  Modern medicine has worked miracles: we have cured infectious diseases with vaccines, replaced failing organs with transplants, converted many cancers from death sentences into treatable conditions. But one area has(...)

More

The Wish for a Womb: How Uterus Transplants Can Make Pregnancy Possible

Posted by  | Did You See This?, Recently Published

After success in Swedish trials, the first uterine transplant was performed at Cleveland Clinic in the United States this past February. The research in Sweden had shown that these transplanted uteruses could carry babies and produce live births. The often troublesome side effects of having a uterus — namely painful or heavy periods, among other(...)

More

Novel Study Tools Redefine How We Learn

Posted by  | A Day in the Life, Recently Published

Medical knowledge grows like a metastatic cancer, rapidly expanding every day, uninhibited as new literature is published, novel discoveries are made and evidence is refined. As this magnificent body of knowledge grows, so too does the magnitude of foundational material that medical students are required to master. Nowhere is this more evident than with First(...)

More