Global Health

What the Haiti Earthquake Built

June 16, 2010

Photos by Cheryl Reed How do you turn a massive health crisis like the Haiti earthquake into a medical journal article? The chaos following the 7.2 earthquake that killed more than 200,000, injured 300,000, and left hundreds of thousands more [Read more]

Checklisting Your Way to Health

June 2, 2010

A couple weeks back I marveled at the ability of medical students to find time in their busy schedules for research projects. That goes double for residents, many of whom struggle to make it under the 100-hour workweek limit. Yet somehow Shantandu [Read more]

2010 BIO Conference – Wednesday

May 5, 2010

This is the third day of our coverage of the 2010 BIO International Convention, a massive biotechnology conference being held this week at McCormick Place in Chicago. Come back all day for reports from panels, lectures, and the exhibit floor on how [Read more]

2010 BIO Conference – Monday

May 3, 2010

5:00 PM – Regenerating Tissue with Nano-Engineering After a day of hearing talks about the process of scientific research in all its funding, methodological glory, it seemed like a good idea to cap off the day’s events with some gee-whiz [Read more]

Revenge of the Vaccines

April 30, 2010

It’s fair to say that vaccines haven’t had the best few years in terms of PR. The “anti-vax” movement of parents suspicious about potential side effects of childhood vaccines has grown in strength, despite numerous studies [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]

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]