A small study tested the approach for treating a common bacterial infection by restoring a healthy microbiome
William Kaelin, Jr., Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza share the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.” New therapies for cancer and conditions such as anemia are in the pipeline, based on these discoveries...
Research by William Kaelin, Jr., Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza led the way for applications in treating anemia, cancer and other diseases
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to William G. Kaelin, Jr., Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.” They identified molecular machinery that regulates gene activity in response to changing levels of oxygen...
The strains chosen for the Southern Hemisphere vaccine suggest the Northern Hemisphere one may not provide optimal protection
Approaches for boosting the body’s immune system are being tried for autoimmune and heart conditions, but it is too early to know how well they will work in people
From tree bark to digital therapies — USP has been safeguarding therapeutics for 200 years and is anticipating the next big medical breakthroughs.
Some forms of the drug ranitidine—including Zantac—have been shown to contain low levels of NDMA, which causes cancer in rats
A better understanding of the immune response to influenza is driving progress towards vaccines that protect against both seasonal and pandemic flu strains.
Rapid molecular tests for influenza are as quick as older on-the-spot tests and much more accurate. But that might not be enough to drive widespread adoption.
Can the latest techniques speed up the dangerously slow production of flu vaccines?
Understanding how the influenza virus replicates inside the body is helping researchers develop a wider range of antiviral drugs.
Inactivating this protein in human cells and mice provided immunity to a range of viruses, but an effective treatment is still a long way off
Taking megadoses of vitamins can be risky, as a recent study shows
Wild animals that live near humans have higher cholesterol than their rural counterparts—and our food could be to blame. Christopher Intagliata reports.
An analysis of dozens of studies found that women taking the therapy remain at a higher risk for more than a decade after stopping use
A. James Hudspeth, winner of the 2018 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience, spoke with Scientific American editor emerita Mariette DiChristina about his efforts to regenerate lost or damaged inner-ear cells that make hearing possible...
Allergies are on the rise worldwide—and developing even one type of allergy early can start someone on a seemingly inevitable path to more. However, scientists are starting to understand some of what’s happening, and the consequences reach farther than originally expected...
Two new vaccines are in development, but it has taken researchers two decades to get this close