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Year in Review

Year in Review

Reflecting on the medical literature of 2013, I’m reminded of what my tennis coach always preached before a match. “If they knew who was going to win the tournament, they’d just give the trophy to the first seed.” Medical knowledge is, like a...
Our Bacterial Neighbors

Our Bacterial Neighbors

While NASA is busy sending rovers to Mars and hurling satellites into the furthest reaches of space, another branch of government is looking inward. Welcome to the Human Microbiome Project, an innovative program of the National Institutes of Health that is seeking to...
Guns in America

Guns in America

  A chronically disturbed or angry young man in close contact with weapons of mass destruction has always been a dangerous combination. It’s a recipe that this country has cooked time and time again, with disastrous human consequences. And if it seems as though...