Health & Medicine

Human history has been marked by an unending struggle against bacteria and disease, but each day brings us new research, getting us closer and closer to the cures. Here, we’ll track the research that is transforming our understanding of the human body and, ultimately, saving lives.

The FDA Wants to Expedite Approval of Regenerative Organ Therapies

Companies using stem cells to grow replacement organs may face fewer administrative obstacles.

November 17, 2017

Lab-Grown Synthetic Nanobots May Officially End Antibiotic Resistance

It's like a sniper rifle for killer bacteria.

November 17, 2017

Scientists Have Found the First Ever Anti-Aging Genetic Mutation

Carriers live 10 percent longer, and appear to have protection against diabetes and cardiovascular deterioration.

November 16, 2017

A Cancer Vaccine Was Just Injected Into Its First Patient

Moderna Therapeutics is creating tailored vaccines for individual cancer patients.

November 16, 2017

Neuroscientists Are Trying to Alter Our Brain Circuits to Eradicate Pain

By tweaking the circuits that affect our perception of pain, we may be able to end it.

November 16, 2017

Doctors Performed a Surgery Inside the Womb for the First Time in Canada

The operation was performed on a fetus that was 25 weeks old.

November 15, 2017

For the First Time, Scientists Used Gene Editing Inside a Living Patient

This is a radical attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to cure a disease.

November 15, 2017

Human Embryonic Stem Cells Were Just Used to Fix A Leading Cause of Blindness

This is revolutionary, as there's currently no treatment for the disease.

November 15, 2017

How Ready Are We for a Pandemic? We Asked an Infectious Disease Expert

Dr. Gerald A. Evans foresees a pandemic occurring within the next 50 years.

November 14, 2017

Big Brother 2.0? FDA Approves World’s First Electronic “Smart Pill”

It monitors whether or not you've taken your medication.

November 14, 2017
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