{FD} A doctor who can feel his patient’s pain

What if a doctor could physically feel the pain their patients were experiencing? Dr. Joel Salinas, a neurologist and clinical researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital, can do just that. He has a neurological trait called mirror-touch, a medical mystery that causes him to feel the emotional and physical experiences of other people.

{FD} Why the next generation of cancer researchers need support if they are to find a cure

Early- and mid-career scientists face tougher odds than their more-experienced colleagues, which can be discouraging for young creative minds looking for a chance to fight cancer. Meet Paul Northcott, a 40-year-old investigator from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital who knows firsthand how early grant money can impact innovative cancer research.