Explore Topics Related to Injury and Illness

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Pediatric orthopedic surgeon examines the causes of elbow injuries in young baseball pitchers.

Thumbnail Opening Up the Lab
Scientist Brad Duerstock aims to make science more accessible to people with disabilities.

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Researchers study septic shock, a condition when the body’s immune system reacts to a bacterial infection.

Thumbnail Healthy Healing
Dentist-immunologist studies wound healing.

Thumbnail Dogging Sepsis
Veterinarian studies sepsis, a dramatic, full-body reaction to an injury or illness.

Thumbnail Asking Good Questions
Anesthesiologist asks fundamental questions about the way the body controls its temperature.

Thumbnail A Chance Discovery
Doctor-scientist is trying to solve the molecular mysteries behind a deadly body-wide infection called sepsis.

Thumbnail A World Without Pain
An interactive virtual reality environment called "Snow World" reduces the pain experienced by burn patients.

Thumbnail Mysterious Rare Blood Type Explained
Scientists develop a gene test for a rare blood type.

Thumbnail How Bacterial Slime Clogs the Works
Time-lapse movie reveals how bacteria clog medical devices like stents and catheters.

Thumbnail Seeking the Causes of Sepsis
Three researchers study three different sources of sepsis.

Thumbnail Bacteria Make Strong Stitches
Researchers discover a new, relatively cheap way to manufacture sutures that are tougher and more flexible than current ones.

Thumbnail Traumatized T Cells
Scientists find molecular signals after trauma that weaken T cells and send the immune system awry.

Thumbnail Setting Standards
Setting guidelines for specific medical treatments can reduce the number of variables in research that involves patients.

Thumbnail Genes Help Treat Trauma
Compared to healthy people,trauma patients' white blood cells show dramatic differences in the activity of certain genes.

Thumbnail Bone Marrow Powers Wound Healing
Researchers discover that cells in bone marrow play a role in healing wounds and keeping skin healthy.

Thumbnail Seeing Red
A genetic variation in some red-haired women revealed that they needed a higher dose of anesthesia.

Thumbnail In a Heartbeat
Heart rate irregularities may signal the onset of sepsis in some high-risk babies.

Thumbnail A Breath of Fresh Air
Scientists evaluate a simple method to deliver oxygen, a component of air, directly to slow-healing skin wounds.

Thumbnail Vitamin C Improves Skin Grafts
Researchers may have found a new medical use for the classic citrus fruit vitamin.

Thumbnail Stop Cell Death, Help Treat Sepsis?
Results suggest that stopping intestinal cell death may someday be an effective treatment for sepsis.