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How can diseases be treated or even be prevented? And how to diagnose diseases in the first place? The science and practice of medicine seeks to find answers to these questions and to maintain and restore health using a variety of interventions, methods and therapies.
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Emerging Disease in a Changing World
The Future of Medicine 2018

Melinda Wenner Moyer et al.

Scientific American, 2018

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The Organoid Architect
Han Clevers pioneered lab-built mini-organs that can serve as models of disease

Gunjan Sinha

Science, 2017

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Killer Clones
Overgrowth of mutant blood cells is common in older people – and a risk factor for serious disease

Mitch Leslie

Science, 2017

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The Power of the Placebo
A recent study revealed that stents are likely ineffective at relieving chest pain. Why didn’t we know that?

Ethan Weiss

Slate, 2017

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Revolutionary Malaria Tests Have Unexpected Downsides
Despite rapid tests, health workers undertreat malaria – and overuse antibiotics – a big new study shows

Leslie Roberts

Science, 2017

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Omen in the Blood
A protein marker predicts health crises – but can it cause them?

Stephen S. Hall

Science, 2018

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The Global Virome Project
Expanded Viral Discovery can Improve Mitigation

Dennis Carroll et al.

Science, 2018

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How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health

David B. Agus MD

Simon & Schuster, 2017

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Small but Mighty
Miniature antibodies discovered in sharks and camels are a boon for research and perhaps medicine.

Mitch Leslie

Science, 2018

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Anti-Inflammatory Prevents Heart Attacks
By vindicating theory, antibody result points to new approaches to protecting the heart

Jennifer Couzin-Frankel

Science, 2017

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