Serendipity

Contrary to popular opinion, science is not only about research, careful measurements and ongoing (often robust) debate. Luck plays a significant role but not the type of luck that is associated with winning the national lottery or hitting a hole-in-one in golf. It is the good fortune that was meant by Louis Pasteur when he…

Dirty surgical tools put patients at risk

Health news tonight comes right out of the operating room. NBC news partnered with the center for public integrity to look at what some have called a growing problem, dirty surgical instruments sometimes making their way into surgeons’ hands and thus, patients’ bodies. Like most patients John Hairson put his faith and trust in the…