“One’s ideas must be as broad as nature if they are to interpret nature” ~Arthur Conan Doyle Recent Features Breakthrough. Read about some of the creative ways scientists are manipulating or bypassing the blood-brain barrier to deliver much-needed drugs to the brain in The Scientist Magazine. Unexpected targets. For this Nature Medicine story, I spoke to researchers developing drugs that stop viruses in their tracks by targeting human cell pathways. Converging strategies. In Nova Next, I describe the history of a little-known side effect of cancer radiation therapy that may just be the boost immunotherapy needs to finish off solid tumors. (Runner up for the 2017 AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism) Face value. Face transplants have given many a chance to restore their lives, but as I learned reporting this story for Nature Medicine, the costs are high and rejection is a hard reality. Find out how researchers are working to help these patients keep their new faces. Alternate paths. Could cancer drugs help tackle antibiotic resistant tuberculosis? Find out how researchers are crossing lines between cancer, immunology, and microbiology in search of tuberculosis therapies in Nova Next. Head space. Beneath the controversy surrounding chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is the fascinating science of how the brain handles, or doesn’t handle, injury. Learn all about it in Nature Medicine.