Peering Into The Placenta, 'Least Understood' And Respected Of Human Organs
The placenta may be the least understood and respected of human organs (not to mention the only one we routinely discard) but a $46 million federal project aims to further understanding of the role the placenta plays in disease -- including pregnancy complications among obese women.
Calling All Gene Detectives: Solve Diagnosis Mysteries To Win Contest, Play Role In Film
Call them "the undiagnosed" -- patients, possibly millions of them, who are clearly sick but remain unsolved diagnostic mysteries. Now, a work-in-progress documentary chronicles their plight and a contest calls on gene detectives to help five patients find answers -- and possibly give the film some happier endings.
Grandmother's Last-Ditch Plea: Save The Garden At Children's Hospital
A grandmother who recently spent crucial healing time in the beautiful Prouty Garden at Boston Children's Hospital laments the recent panel decision not to give landmark protection to the garden, which faces bulldozers as part of a major building plan.
Cautionary Tale: Vomiting Bouts And False Positive On Urine Test For Pot
The cautionary case of a 13-year-old girl who tested positive -- incorrectly -- for cannabis use casts light both on the possibility of such false positives and on a newly recognized syndrome in which heavy pot use leads to cyclic vomiting.