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.

Powdered Vaccines Could Potentially Save 100,000 Children Each Year

No need for needles.

8 hours ago

One Woman’s Immortal Cells Have Saved Hundreds of Thousands of Lives

These cells are the foundation of modern science, and you need to hear their story.

11 hours ago

We’re About to Enter a New Era in Parkinson’s Disease Treatments

If new drugs and novel therapies fail, there are always robots.

March 23, 2017

A New Genetic Test Predicts If and When You’ll Develop Alzheimer’s

5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s. Will you have it, too?

March 22, 2017

A Groundbreaking Stem Cell Treatment Just Prevented a Woman From Going Blind

The leading cause of vision loss could soon be a lot less common.

March 20, 2017

CRISPR Gives Us the Power to End Diseases and Remake Species

Gene editing can change the world for the better — if we allow it.

March 20, 2017

A Drug That Could Slow Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Is Heading to Major Testing

Scientists think it may even halt the diseases entirely.

March 20, 2017

A New Treatment Destroyed Breast Cancer Tumors in 11 Days Without Chemo

We have a long way to go to a cure, but this is simply remarkable progress.

March 20, 2017

A New Paper-Based Test Can Determine Your Blood Type in Just 30 Seconds

Who needs needles when you can use paper?

March 19, 2017

Three-Parent Babies Are the Next Big Thing in Pregnancy

More DNA is in, mitochondrial disease is out.

March 18, 2017
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