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.

There Might Soon Be a Drug to Treat Peanut Allergies

The drug statistically bested a placebo by 53 percent.

February 21, 2018

Refurbished Organs Could Save Millions on the Transplant List

The method spruces up animal and human organs with new stem cells.

February 20, 2018

We’re Getting Closer to Vaccines to Combat Drug Addiction

As the epidemic rages on, these interventions can't come soon enough.

February 20, 2018

New Nanobots Kill Cancerous Tumors by Cutting off Their Blood Supply

And they do so without affecting healthy cells.

February 19, 2018

Researchers Have Developed a Potential Blood Test for Autism

The team also developed a urine test and hope both will help improve early detection of autism spectrum disorders.

February 18, 2018

“Intestine-Chip” Could Help Patients With Diseases Like Crohn’s

“This is an important advance in personalized medicine."

February 17, 2018

Startup Proposes Using Stem Cells From Placentas for Regenerative Medicine

“Our ultimate mission is to make 100 years old the new 60."

February 17, 2018

An Ultrathin, Super-Stretchy Nanomesh Skin Display is the Future of Wearables

The display can stretch up to 45 percent of its original length.

February 17, 2018

Doctors Can Now Use a Blood Test to Detect Concussions Faster

This could be a useful diagnostic tool for soldiers in combat zones.

February 16, 2018

Experts Confirm U.S. Diplomats Suffered Concussions From a Still Unknown Source

We know it happened, but we still don't know how.

February 16, 2018