How Defeating THOR Could Bring a Hammer Down on Cancer

Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center uncovered a novel gene they named THOR while investigating previously unexplored regions of the human genome — or the human genome’s dark matter.

Despite Viability, 'Increased-Risk' Donor Organs a Tough Sell to Transplant Patients

Increasingly, transplant surgeons must initiate a tough conversation: explaining to patients what it means to accept an organ from a person who died from a drug overdose or engaged in other risky behaviors.

Smoking Raises Risk of Aneurysm Recurrence After Endovascular Treatment

In a new study, researchers report people who have experienced an aneurysm have another reason to quit smoking.

Study: Calcium Levels Could Be Key to Contracting — and Stopping — C. Diff

It lurks in hospitals and nursing homes, surviving cleaning crews’ attempts to kill it by holing up in a tiny, hard shell. It preys upon patients already weak from disease or advanced age.