An article in Nature lays out 10 bold predictions for a field whose extraordinary achievements are just the beginning of what could be possible
Scientific American’s senior medicine editor Josh Fischman talks about issues in medicine and public health that will be affected by this election.
New models used writing samples to predict the onset of the disease with 70 percent accuracy
A noninvasive device designed to rewire brain circuits reduced symptoms of tinnitus in a large, exploratory clinical trial
In vivo bioprinting might also help repair hernias and treat infertility
His start-up Neuralink is not the first to develop a wireless brain implant. But the considerable resources behind the effort could help commercialize the technology faster
Using electronic ink and stencils, researchers created a cheap heart monitor and other health-detecting devices
The assay looks for stomach, esophageal, colorectal, lung and liver malignancies
Camouflaged nanoparticles can soak up toxins like red bloods cells do
Zapping copper with lasers enhances its antimicrobial properties
Three studies showing large DNA deletions and reshuffling heighten safety concerns about heritable genome editing
New materials and coatings could make fabric inactivate or repel viral particles
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RNA — the molecule best known for its part in translating genetic code into protein-making instructions — is finding a new role in medicine. Key to this is that microRNA, once thought to exist only in cells, has been shown to travel outside cells to tissues all over the body through the blood, under the protection of ‘extracellular vesicles’...
Vesicles secreted by stem cells might give clinicians a safer and simpler alternative to cell therapy, but researchers are still grappling with how best to prepare and study these tiny particles...
Tests that detect extracellular RNA to spot cancer, heart disease and other conditions are in development
Doctors can triage and monitor patients faster—and sometimes more accurately—with the aid of the pocket-size machines
The device prevents oxygen deprivation in coronavirus-blocking respirators
Researchers have crafted a device that replicates the shape of the eye’s sensory membrane
Scientists stimulated the brain using electrodes implanted on its surface