• July 23, 2015 |  The Pulse

    Weird science jobs: grocer of the seas

    In February, a British engineer announced he had found the strongest natural material on Earth, the teeth of a type of sea snail called the limpet. T...
  • July 23, 2015 |  The Pulse

    Is obesity a disease?

    Two years ago, doctors declared obesity a disease, but critics say, "Don’t pathologize my size!"
  • July 23, 2015 |  The Pulse

    The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 25, still faces daunting challenges

    The ADA is regularly touted as a spectacularly successful piece of legislation, but the employment picture for the disabled is a frontier the law has ...
  • July 23, 2015 |  The Pulse

    Could swallowable cameras replace the colonoscopy?

    For reasons that are never made completely clear, gastroenterologist Mitchell Conn keeps a hard-sided case under his desk at Thomas Jefferson Universi...
  • July 20, 2015 |  The Pulse

    Why do some patients cry after anesthesia?

    The more patients I talked to, the more crying stories I heard.
  • July 23, 2015 |  The Pulse

    Text therapy could breakdown socioeconomic boundaries...but what about state laws?

    A new web-based venture hopes to democratize access to therapy. The potential downside: prison time.
  • July 23, 2015 |  The Pulse

    The science of dog fur and why cutting is not cool

    When the stifling heat and sweaty humidity of summer comes crushing down on you, imagine putting on a fur coat.
  • July 23, 2015

    Before pink became synonymous with breast cancer, there was peach

    The humble beginnings of breast cancer awareness.
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