Transplanted cells offer middle-aged rodents an increased life span
Rather than being designed by chemists, this class of pharmaceuticals is produced by living cells. Here's where they come from and how they work
An oncology expert discusses treatment options for aggressive glioblastoma
The British baby has a rare, lethal disease
The experimental treatment will now face review by the agency
Proponents say the systems’ precise techniques may help speed patient recovery
Vaccines composed of DNA or RNA, instead of protein, could enable rapid development of preventives for infectious diseases
Ultrasensitive blood tests known as liquid biopsies promise to improve cancer diagnosis and care
Which 10 disruptive solutions are now poised to change the world?
The effort completed in 2003 used the best technology available but now scientists could do more
An RNA-based assay recently shown to work in monkeys could help triage victims of nuclear disasters
If we want to be prepared for the worst, Bill Gates says, we have to build an arsenal of vaccines, drugs and diagnostics. Some scientists are now using computers to do just that
The computational immunologist Purvesh Khatri embraces messy data as a way to capture the messiness of disease. As a result, he’s making elusive genomic discoveries
Lab-grown bundles of brain cells may be the future of drug testing
Mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia bacteria are unable to transmit viruses to humans—and could curb the spread of viral disease. Karen Hopkin reports.
The technique, tested in rodents, could yield better sensation and control of prosthetic limbs
Scientists remain skeptical about an experimental approach to reverse brain death
Studies to treat vision loss and Parkinson's disease are the first to proceed under new regulations
Activity trackers accurately reckon heart rate—but they're way off in estimates of energy expenditure. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Diseases with these traits occur throughout the body