Caught in the Act of Leading
Scientists searching for a way to delay the aging process may have found it in an intervention that many Americans battle with again and again—cutting calories. When used as a lifestyle choice, calorie restriction yields a significantly healthier and prolonged life.
The Eyes Have It
Science in the Spotlight
Stem cells could hold the key to stopping and even reversing the blinding effects of aging, according to recent research.
Many scientists have long felt that embryonic stem cells could halt the progression of or even cure a number of degenerative diseases. Their hope has been that researchers could coax stem cells to grow into healthy cells of any type - cells that doctors could then use to replace damaged cells in patients affected by disease. Eye research is one of the first areas where a real application for using stem cells in this way may just be within reach.
Medical Errors: How Many is Too Many?
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Potentially deadly mistakes continue to plague U.S. hospitals, according to a new report. The study, which analyzed three years of Medicare patient records, estimates that medical errors cause an average of 195,000 in-hospital deaths per year.
Bernice Gorell: The Polish Lady on Pulaski
Bernice Gorell recently missed a couple of days of work. The 93-year-old had cataract surgery on a Thursday and didn’t go back into her office until ... Monday.