March 2010

Video Linkage: Titus Hadron-icus

March 31, 2010

Last year, I read The God Particle, Leon Lederman and Dick Teresi’s entertainingly wry flyover of the history of physics and the birth of particle accelerator science. My motivation for slotting this heavy subject into my daily commute was the [Read more]

Up in the Air, Stressing Out

March 30, 2010

Jet lag is the perennial unwelcome companion of the air traveler, an experience that can make one’s mind feel like it was left back at the airport. That powerful disorientation has made jet lag a topic of interest for scientists, who have [Read more]

Inching Toward the Genetic Clinic

March 29, 2010

In the clinic of the future, a person’s genomic information will be a routine part of their medical record, no more exotic than height, weight and family history. The unique genetics of each patient will be employed by the doctor and his [Read more]

Psychic Orthopedics in Haiti

March 25, 2010

Orthopedic surgeons are tasked with repairing the architecture of our bodies, setting bones straight when they break and correcting injuries to muscles and joints. It doesn’t take a medical degree to know that, most of the time, those [Read more]

Shaping a Stem Cell’s Future

March 23, 2010

Stem cells are a little like teenagers, full of potential but not sure what they’re going to be when they grow up. It’s that uncertain destiny that makes stem cells so exciting to scientists and physicians, who hope to someday use them [Read more]

Field Hospital Haiti: The Movie

March 22, 2010

We’ve talked a lot over the last several weeks about the University of Chicago Medical Center medical relief efforts in Haiti since the devastating earthquake of January 12th. But most of that discussion has been in the form of photos from the [Read more]