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.

New Jelly-Like Neural Implant Eliminates the Need to Drill Through the Brain

Engineers behind the material compare conventional electrodes to sticking a fork into Jell-O.

May 24, 2018

A Simple Beam of Light Could Catch Zika-Infected Mosquitoes

The diagnostic technique is way faster than most tools we have right now.

May 23, 2018

Smart Prosthetic Devices Create Natural Motion by Predicting Movement

No more hours repeating the same motions over and over.

May 23, 2018

Smartphone Tech Can Help Stop Food Poisoning Before It Happens

Current testing procedures take days. This is almost instant.

May 22, 2018

Quantum Dots Synthesized From Tea Leaves Could Be The Future Of Nanomedicine

Previously, creating quantum dots was expensive and resulted in toxic pollution.

May 21, 2018

Robots Can Grow Humanoid Mini-Organs From Stem Cells Faster And Better Than People

This could greatly speed up pharmaceutical research.

May 18, 2018

Ebola is Back. Here’s How This Outbreak is Different.

It's time to put that Ebola vaccine to the test.

May 16, 2018

No, Seriously, We May Finally Have a Drug to Beat the Common Cold

We may not be stuck with chicken soup.

May 15, 2018

Scott Pruitt’s EPA Prevented A Major Water Pollution Study From Being Published

Emails show the government was worried about what they called an “extremely painful” PR nightmare.

May 15, 2018

An Injection of Salt in Your Eardrum Might Save You From a Lifetime of Hearing Loss

It's worth the needle to the eardrum.

May 14, 2018