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 Next Anti-Aging Treatment? Artificial Ovaries

Engineered ovaries could sidestep the issues associated with long-term reliance on hormone replacement drugs.

December 8, 2017

Scientists Discover a Way to Prevent Stem Cell Loss and Improve Tissue Regeneration

"We are excited to have a means of rescuing stem cells, boosting their ability to maintain healthy tissue."

December 8, 2017

Doctors Discard Viable Organs as Patients Die on Waiting Lists

82 percent of people on the national transplant waiting list need a kidney.

December 7, 2017

A New CRISPR Technique Reverses Diseases in Mice

And it does so without cutting DNA.

December 7, 2017

New Gene Therapy Could Regenerate Brain Tissue, Fix Neurological Diseases

Genetic modification can repopulate the brain's supply of immune cells.

December 7, 2017

Revolutionary Tech Lets Us See Inside a Beating Heart

"This is the first demonstration of all-optical ultrasound imaging in a clinically realistic environment."

December 6, 2017

In a New Study, Researchers Claim They’ve Found a Way to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

It caused remission in 90% of trial patients.

December 6, 2017

We May Have Uncovered the Biological Mechanism to Turn off Hunger

Is this the long-awaited solution to the obesity epidemic?

December 6, 2017

We Are on the Path to Reversing the Damage Caused by Alzheimer’s

The key is in targeting a specific type of protein.

December 6, 2017

New Migraine Prevention Drugs May Finally Eradicate Pain

Erenumab is the first drug developed specifically to treat migraines.

December 6, 2017
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