Metastases: The Nutella Receptor

It was previously unclear which tumour cells are able to metastasise. For this to happen, apparently certain fat-sensitive receptors, which the metastasising cells carry in their membrane, are necessary. High-fat foods, palm oil in particular, promote metastasis. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer
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Organoids: Mini-Intestine And Mini-Brain

They won't replace animal experiments and clinical trials, but organoids derived from stem cells already offer many advantages. Zika virus could be studied in a mini-brain. The bacterium Helicobacter pylori is best able to be studied in a mini-gastric system as well. more...

Article by Erich Lederer
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The Boards Have Exceeded Their Bounds

In the interests of full disclosure, I acknowledge with delight that I have a non-time limited board certificate from the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), issued before the year 2000. I can just say "no" to recertification. more...

Blog entry by Karen Sibert
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Asthma Fatale

Every third asthma diagnosis of an adult is false, the outcome of a recent investigation states. The study leader and pulmonologist adds with a critical tone: "Asthma is not so difficult to diagnose, but doctors do need to do the right tests". more...

Vaccinations Are More About Trust Than Science

I am going to confess that I am my children’s pediatrician. I have given them every vaccination they have ever had and probably would not trust another provider to do it. I endorse the vaccination schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics; I believe more...

Blog entry by Niran Al-Agba
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Why Are Female Physicians Scared To Be Women?

Women physicians are a testament to evolution; they’ve spent years, decades even, navigating through systems that do anything but cater to their unique needs, and actually find a way to thrive within these systems. more...

Blog entry by Nisha Mehta
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Wound Healing: A Flawless Future

Wounds leave scars behind. However that situation could soon change. Cell biologists have discovered a natural healing process that can regrow injured skin, leaving it scar-free. The key to this lies in the regeneration of hair follicles and fat cells. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

Binge-Eating: The Great Gorging

Binge-eating disorder is increasingly being recognised as a distinct condition: the sufferer shoves large amounts of food down his or her throat and does not vomit. Sufferers are often overweight. Treatment is therefore also important because of the risk of more...

Article by Christine Amrhein

Physicians Are The Emotional Punching Bags Of Society

The Washington Post featured an article by Dr. Michael Stein, “We all want doctors to be kind. But does kindness actually help us get better?” He presented intriguing but inconclusive data regarding the benefits of a “kind” doctor on control of diabetes or on more...

Blog entry by Jean Robey, M.D.
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: An Explanation That’s Not So Irritating

The symptoms of IBS can have a serious impact on the daily lives of those affected. The diagnosis "functional disorder for which there is no organic cause" is unsatisfying. Researchers have now discovered a genetic defect that can explain many symptoms. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer
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