A molecular biologist explains how the kits function, and why the U.S. has faced problems
In a big break from protocol, scientists are not waiting to see how well it works in animals first
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Institutes of Health are betting on a different approach than existing efforts for battling COVID-19
In the history of sexual anatomy, the clitoris has long been dismissed, demeaned and misunderstood. Here is a view of the clitoris you’ve probably never seen.
Female anatomy hasn’t changed, but our understanding of it sure has
Overuse of these drugs can be dangerous and contribute to bacterial resistance
The drug remdesivir is effective against many other viruses, and some experts are optimistic that it—or similar compounds—may work for the pathogen responsible for COVID-19
The agency says patients can use alternatives while it works with manufacturers to mitigate the situation
For Sonia Minikel Vallabh and Eric Vallabh Minikel, the quest to prevent a fatal neurodegenerative disease is personal
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This year’s flu shot is working relatively well to prevent influenza, particularly among children
The finding could help lay the groundwork for a vaccine
The 19th-century black “doctress” Rebecca Davis Lee Crumpler should be on everyone’s radar
The vaccine likely won’t be ready to test in people for at least a year
Cancer medicine generates enormous revenues but marginal benefits for patients...
Despite flimsy evidence, trying these drugs in humans is the only way to know if they will work against COVID-19
The promise of host response profiling
For some of the most common cardiac conditions, medication is a solid alternative
A growing medical subspecialty focuses on the nexus between cancer and heart disease
Next-generation opioids may spring from a tiny fungus protein