In one small, Canadian city there is now a model of a mechanical human colon
The screening tool may not pick up minor concussions
Machine learning could speed up diagnoses and improve accuracy
New study provides more evidence early pregnancy scans are not tied to the disorder
Cancerous cells and placental ones appear to regulate the immune system in similar ways
Researchers recently discovered certain drugs, including one developed to treat Alzheimer’s, stimulate innate self-repair mechanisms
Novartis’s retiring CEO hopes such treatments will soon be deployed against lymphoma, other cancers
The success with monkeys could ignite new ethical debates and medical research
But what if babies born prematurely could be put into an artificial womb-like environment to complete their gestation?
Exposure to everyday pathogens generates an immune response that could interfere with CRISPR-based gene-editing treatment
Many new drugs trigger an immune reaction that cripples them—and the race is on to thwart the attack
Neural networks are making biological images easier to process
This gene therapy for vision loss will initially cost $850,000
Preliminary work in monkeys suggests stem cells can be engineered to help combat the virus
The historic treatment’s costs could top $1 million
An app to distinguish reality from hallucination, a probiotic for acne, and a lifesaving pump for heart-failure patients. These are but a few of brilliant ideas from promising healthcare start-ups.
Power source is flexible, transparent and runs on saltwater
Rosemarie Truman, CEO of the Center for Advancing Innovation, says a better system of governance for federally funded inventions could lead to many more good ones becoming commercialized.
Scientists hope to test experimental therapies on these “micro-brains”
The prospect of focusing the beams without destroying tissue might someday diagnose or even restore faulty brain circuits