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.

We’re Entering a New Age, One Where the Life Expectancy Is 90+

Chances are, you will have close to a century of life.

February 23, 2017

This Chip Costs One Cent and Can Diagnose Everything From Cancer to HIV

These chips are as accurate as the $100,000 methods that do the same thing.

February 22, 2017

Soon, Medication Will be Custom Tailored to Your Specific Genetics

This brings new meaning to "designer drugs."

February 21, 2017

Bill Gates Warns New Bioterrorism Threat Could Wipe out Over 30 Million People

Should we be worried?

February 20, 2017

Researchers Have Found a Way to Delay Aging

You won’t live forever, but you could live a lot longer.

February 20, 2017

We May Have Found a Way to Detect Autism Before Symptoms Show

Researchers could predict the arrival of symptoms in 8 out of 10 of the high-risk children tested.

February 18, 2017

Doctors 3D Printed a Replacement for This Woman’s Damaged Spine

A 32-year-old Indian woman can walk again thanks to 3D printing.

February 17, 2017

We Could Soon Have a Cure for Every Form of Tuberculosis

And it would only require taking 3 pills a day.

February 17, 2017

A New Malaria Vaccine Was 100% Effective in Clinical Trials

This breakthrough could prevent almost half a million deaths each year.

February 16, 2017
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