The Battle of the DSM-V

February 24, 2010

There are few areas of medicine filled with more controversy than psychiatry. Compared to heart disease or a viral infection, mental illness is far more difficult to diagnose, with symptoms that are often vague, subjective, or difficult to [Read more]

Dr. FAQ: William Dobyns on Autism

December 1, 2009

The latest in our video series where experts from the University of Chicago Medical Center answer frequently asked questions about popular medical topics. To suggest a topic or a question, please contact the editors. Last week, we heard from Sharon [Read more]

Dr. FAQ: Sharon Hirsch on Autism

November 24, 2009

Here at ScienceLife, we often focus on fresh laboratory findings that could be years away from being applied to patients in a clinic. Popular newspapers and magazines, meanwhile, sometimes get caught up in controversies surrounding health and [Read more]

Neuroscience Sunday

October 18, 2009

4:00 PM – What Makes a Man, Mr. Lebowski? Sex differences appeared to be the unintentional theme of the day, as the press conference I sat in on focused on biology and behavior specific to males. This is an interesting scientific [Read more]