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.

Growing New Veins Could Make Life Better for People on Dialysis

A small practical improvement could make a world of difference.

March 16, 2018

A Revolutionary New Way to Improve Your Diet and Health

Viome is pioneering a new way of figuring out what's up with your gut

March 15, 2018

This Startup Will Literally Kill You for Science

“What if we told you we could back up your mind?”

March 15, 2018

Newly Developed Microneedles Can Dissolve in the Skin to Deliver Drugs

No more painful injections.

March 14, 2018

The WHO Is on the Lookout for the Disease That May Be the Next Global Pandemic

"This is not some future nightmare scenario."

March 12, 2018

Wandering Gut Bacteria Could Be Behind Conditions Like Lupus

The bacteria living in your gut might not stay put. Here's what that means for your health.

March 12, 2018

A Stem Cell Patch Could Heal Hearts Damaged By Cardiac Arrest

Billions of cells die during a heart attack. Regenerative medicine could bring them back.

March 9, 2018

Doctors Could Help Sick Babies With Rapid Genetic Tests

Precision medicine comes to the NICU.

March 9, 2018

A Pond-Dwelling Virus Just Cured a Man’s Antibiotic-Resistant Infection

Though, the researcher said he could've simply "gotten lucky" with the results.

March 9, 2018

A Synthetic Microbe Could Be the Next Antibiotic

This new lab-grown molecule might be the key against drug resistance.

March 9, 2018
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