Long promised, a lifelong vaccine for every form of influenza has entered human trials.
The science behind antidepressants has not advanced in half a century. New discoveries, including research into the anesthetic ketamine, could change everything.
Medical science is using simulations to query, challenge, hypothesize and test with greater speed and accuracy.
Researchers identify a possible new target for treating atypical pain sensations
Less than half of the products were recalled, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration analysis found
The search is on for safe, effective ways to taper the drugs for people in chronic pain
Some states let them deny care for nonmedical reasons
Frances Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter shared the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for using evolutionary principles to create highly efficient enzymes and antibodies, with numerous practical applications.
Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Gregory P. Winter share the 2018 chemistry Nobel for developing evolutionary-based techniques that lead to the creation of new chemical entities with useful properties.
James P. Allison and and Tasuku Honjo shared the Nobel Prize for their discovery of inhibition of negative immune regulation, the basis of new drugs against cancer.
For researchers, the ability to use huge datasets to improve health outcomes for individuals and populations has long been elusive. No longer.
Repurposing medications could let us treat intractable illnesses
James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo share the Nobel Prize for their work on harnessing the cancer patient's own immune system to destroy tumors.
When we fill a prescription, we trust that the medicine we’re taking will work as expected. This series explores the science that helps make that trust possible.
The anesthetic and party drug offers depression patients new hope, but some clinics may stray from science
Researchers have designed a musical instrument that can detect counterfeit drugs by the pitch of its notes. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The inactive ingredients in medicines can pose risks. Who is watching over this corner of the pharmaceutical world?
On International Talk Like a Pirate Day, here's an eye-patch-witness account of how science helps in all peg-leg walks of life, even piracy
After years of research, therapies tailored to the genomes of individual patients are reaching maturity
A still-experimental drug demonstrates the qualities of an ideal painkiller in a test in monkeys