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.

Ancient Viruses May be Our Only Defense Against a Threat That Can Kill 10 Million Annually

The past may be the only way to safeguard the future.

5 hours ago

New Research Shows Asymmetry in Bacteria Might Help Us Fight Antibiotic Resistance

Understanding this mechanism could help better target antibiotics, and even weaken the virulence of certain bacteria.

October 16, 2017

Researchers Discover Why Lower Socioeconomic Status Can Lead to a Shorter Life

Clues to your future health can be found in your blood.

October 16, 2017

In Japan, Chickens Have Been Genetically Engineered to Lay Eggs That Fight Cancer

These eggs don't just taste good; they fight diseases too.

October 14, 2017

Magic Mushrooms “Reset” Key Brain Circuits in Depressed People

It may give individuals the temporary kick-start they need to break out of their depressive states.

October 13, 2017

An FDA Panel Approved a Breakthrough Gene Therapy That Fixes Hereditary Blindness

The final decision now rests with the FDA itself.

October 13, 2017

The First Gene Therapy That Fixes Hereditary Blindness May Finally Get FDA Approval

It would be the first treatment in the U.S. that fixes an inherited genetic trait.

October 12, 2017

A New Company Allows You to Monetize Your Genetic Data

Genetic data had a market value of approximately $5.9 billion in 2010.

October 12, 2017

Scientists Have Discovered a Drug That Fixes Cavities and Regrows Teeth

The drug has already been trialled in Alzheimer's patients, so fast-tracking into dental offices may be next.

October 12, 2017

Hearts Can Now Survive Outside of the Human Body

This could bring an end to people dying on the heart transplant waiting list.

October 12, 2017
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