Stem cells are often touted as potential treatments for conditions like spinal cord injury, diabetes, and Parkinson's disease. Two Indian doctors are already putting stem cells to use, curing some cases of blindness.
Before the invention of the dialysis machine, kidney failure was basically a death sentence. Registered nurse Janice Breen explains how the design of dialysis machines has evolved since she started working with them back in 1973.
Chris Adrian's novels tell dark, fantastical stories that draw on his experience working as a pediatric oncologist. Adrian tells Kurt Andersen how writing helps him deal with the emotional burden of the medicine he practices.
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