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A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted

A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted

A colorized electron micrograph of the coronavirus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS. Federal officials ended a moratorium imposed on funding research that alters viruses like this one to become more lethal.

Two Prostate Cancer Drugs Delay Spread of the Disease by Two Years

Two Prostate Cancer Drugs Delay Spread of the Disease by Two Years

Ron Scolamiero of Marshfield, Mass., takes four pills of the prostate cancer drug apalutamide daily. New studies show it is one of two drugs that can stave off pain and the need for chemotherapy.

F.D.A. Cracks Down on ‘Juuling’ Among Teenagers

F.D.A. Cracks Down on ‘Juuling’ Among Teenagers

The agency said it had sent warnings to about 40 retailers of Juuls and other e-cigarettes, accusing them of selling the products to minors.

Top Cancer Doctor, Forced Out Over Ties to Drug Makers, Joins Their Ranks

Top Cancer Doctor, Forced Out Over Ties to Drug Makers, Joins Their Ranks

Dr. José Baselga will join AstraZeneca, the British-Swedish drug maker, in a new position as head of research and development in oncology.

For Scientists Racing to Cure Alzheimer’s, the Math Is Getting Ugly

For Scientists Racing to Cure Alzheimer’s, the Math Is Getting Ugly

Vicki Staehr, who lives in Orlando, Fla., has enrolled in a clinical trial for an experimental Alzheimer’s treatment intended to slow memory loss.

Skinny and 119 Pounds, but With the Health Hallmarks of Obesity

Skinny and 119 Pounds, but With the Health Hallmarks of Obesity

Claire Walker Johnson, 55, of Queens, developed Type 2 diabetes and a fatty liver, among other problems related to obesity, despite weighing only 119 pounds. She eventually found she had lipodystrophy, a rare genetic disorder.

Blood Pressure Medicine Is Recalled

Blood Pressure Medicine Is Recalled

Batches of the drug valsartan were recalled because of possible contaminants.

The Golden State Killer Is Tracked Through a Thicket of DNA, and Experts Shudder

The Golden State Killer Is Tracked Through a Thicket of DNA, and Experts Shudder

A photomicrograph of a male karyotype. Privacy and ethical concerns are rising after a genealogy website was used to identify a suspect in the Golden State Killer cases.

In San Francisco, Opioid Addiction Treatment Offered on the Streets

In San Francisco, Opioid Addiction Treatment Offered on the Streets

Dr. Barry Zevin, center, with Mark Farrell, the former mayor of San Francisco, left, and Chris Ruffino, a substance abuse counselor, when they announced the city’s street treatment program in May.

The Flu Outbreak Has Peaked but Still Has Weeks to Go

The Flu Outbreak Has Peaked but Still Has Weeks to Go

Dr. Andrew C. Miller attends to Eric Scott in the emergency room of the Lehigh Valley Hospital — Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pa. on Jan. 30.

Now in Sight: Success Against an Infection That Blinds

Now in Sight: Success Against an Infection That Blinds

Shiva Lal Rana, left, getting a checkup at the Geta Eye Hospital in Nepal. More than a decade ago, he received an operation and antibiotics to treat a trachoma infection, a leading cause of blindness in poor countries.

Hospital Giants Vie for Patients in Effort to Fend Off New Rivals

Hospital Giants Vie for Patients in Effort to Fend Off New Rivals

The headquarters in Englewood, Colo., of Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit hospital system that plans to merge with Dignity Health in San Francisco.

Dying Organs Restored to Life in Novel Experiments

Dying Organs Restored to Life in Novel Experiments

Kate Bowen with her infant, Georgia, in the intensive care unit at Boston Children's Hospital. Doctors tried to revive the baby's heart with an infusion of one billion mitochondria.

Infinitesimal Odds: A Scientist Finds Her Child’s Rare Illness Stems From the Gene She Studies

Infinitesimal Odds: A Scientist Finds Her Child’s Rare Illness Stems From the Gene She Studies

Soo-Kyung Lee had been studying the FOXG1 gene for years. Her research took on new meaning when she learned that her daughter, Yuna, had a rare defect on that gene.

Doctor, Your Patient Is Waiting. It’s a Red Panda.

Doctor, Your Patient Is Waiting. It’s a Red Panda.

A red panda named Hoppy examined during a routine check-up conducted by veterinarians and veterinary technicians and, second left, Harvard medical school student Wataru Ebina, at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston.

The Illness Is Bad Enough. The Hospital May Be Even Worse.

The Illness Is Bad Enough. The Hospital May Be Even Worse.

Bernadine Lewandowski, left, makes spaghetti sauce with her daughter, Dona Jones. Ms. Lewandowski lived independently until recent hospitalizations.


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