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 Approved an Algorithm That Predicts Death

The algorithm monitors patients' vitals to help predict sudden deaths from heart attacks or respiratory failure.

17 hours ago

Research Finds Esketamine Effective in Treating the Worst Cases of Depression

The drug was effective among patients who didn't respond to other treatments.

January 16, 2018

“Brain-on-a-Chip” Devices Are Changing How We Study the Brain

The devices could one day eliminate the need for animal — and even human — test subjects.

January 15, 2018

A New Experiment Aims to Cure Aging Once and for All

YC Bio aims to help people live healthier lives for longer.

January 15, 2018

Newly FDA-Approved Platform Will Rapidly “Manufacture” Stem Cells to Repair Our Bodies

“The new platform represents a giant leap in regenerative medicine.”

January 15, 2018

Humans Share Genes With Lampreys That Repair the Fish’s Spinal Cord

These fish can go from paralysis to swimming in 10 to 12 weeks.

January 15, 2018

A Robotic Implant Could Treat Congenital Disorders in Babies

The robot “tugs” at organs to spur cell growth.

January 14, 2018

Scientists Coax Human Stem Cells Into Becoming Touch Neurons

This remarkable first could one day lead to innovative paralysis treatments.

January 13, 2018

Bill Gates Thinks Cancer Therapies Could Serve a Much Wider Purpose

"I'm confident that a decade from now, we'll see a headline that says, 'How Cancer Tools are Helping Cure HIV.'"

January 11, 2018

Reproductive Tech Will Let Future Humans Inhabit the Body They Truly Want

The way we see our bodies is changing. Can medical procedures keep up?

January 9, 2018
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