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A Tiny Brain is Grown

A Tiny Brain is Grown

Peering into her microscope morning after morning, Dr. Madeline Lancaster watched through the lens as strange new worlds began to grow. Under the glass, she saw tissue crosssections begin to form just like a cerebral cortex, bringing scientists closer than ever before to creating a human brain. “I could see different brain regions that looked […]

Going on a Gut Feeling: The New Cancer Treament

Going on a Gut Feeling: The New Cancer Treament

On 6 May, coincidentally the 157th birthday of Sigmund Freud, the ornate Festsaal of the Austrian Academy of Sciences was in full swing (with classical music tribute and a cocktails reception to boot) to welcome the President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (also knighted) Hans Clevers for the 7th annual Landsteiner […]

Lasers, Lifts and Liposuction

Lasers, Lifts and Liposuction

Maybe it was one hangover too many, or maybe I was just tired. But on that spring day when I looked into the mirror and saw another crow’s foot had somehow cropped up just beneath my eyes, I decided it was time to take action. I was not a typical customer: For one thing I’m […]

Organ donor scandal

Organ donor scandal

A former senior transplant surgeon of the Göttingen University Clinic in Germany allegedly falsified his patients’ medical tests so that they could receive donor organs more quickly. The scandal unveiled in July 2012, and there are currently 23 such cases from 2010 and 2011 under investigation by the German authorities. They also found that a […]

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