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A New 3-D Experience

If hearing “3-D” conjures up images of summer movie blockbusters, strange glasses, and Godzilla leaping from the screen, think again. Three-dimensional technology is revolutionizing medical science, with pictures just as dramatic and the stakes much higher. Until recently, medical imaging Read On

The Sound of Musing

Two investigators use direct-brain recording to listen in on the brain’s deepest internal dialogues. What they learn could illuminate the biology of memory. Yes, she remembers seeing the picture of the coffee cup. The car, too. And the dog, the Read On

On Diabetes

Driven by rising obesity levels, the type 2 diabetes epidemic is a ticking time bomb. We asked a variety of experts — from researchers and dietitians to surgeons and health educators — what changes they want to see in the Read On

Trials and Misconceptions

Myths and half-truths about clinical studies are pervasive and entrenched. That may account for why so few participate, even though trials lead to dramatic advances in patient care. Stephen W. Lim, MD, chair of the Institutional Review Board overseeing human Read On

Heart-Wrenching Results

Atrial fibrillation has long been considered the most common forms of arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat—but a landmark study reveals that it is a growing and serious global health problem. The World Health Organization data analysis, led by Sumeet Chugh, MD, Read On

Training Day

Cardiac surgeons prepare for a 20-hour procedure to save a child’s life in the Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills. Watch Video

Safe Landing

Learn how the WATCHMAN® device works inside the heart. Then, find out how one space-travel scientist’s golden years are rejuvenated by this small, parachute-like device in Safe Landing for a Troubled Heart, from the Winter 2014 issue of Discoveries magazine. Read On

How to Move a Lab

Moving labs to the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion required strict planning and careful organization. Taking precious stem cell lines from one building to another is not quite like transporting your futon from your college dorm to your first apartment, but there are some striking similarities. Here’s how it’s done.