- Dec 19 20161 minute
Best Friends For A Cure
AS 2 LITTLE GIRLS FIGHT A DEADLY DISEASE AFFECTING ONLY 11 KNOWN PEOPLE WORLDWIDE, THEIR FAMILIES LOOK FOR ANSWERS TOGETHER
- Nov 27 20161 minute
Bumbling Is Good For The Brain
JIHAN THOMPSON NEURONAL CONNECTIONS ARE created in the brain when you attempt something new. Plenty of research indicates this, including a 2010 study in The Journal of Neuroscience that found that even after just two sessions of practicing a new ta
- Nov 25 20162 minutes
New Skin Patch Protects Against Peanut Allergy Attacks
The patch is the size of a quarter and delivers small amounts of peanut protein through the skin.
- Dec 16 20164 minutes
The Cold-Blooded Truth About Cryotherapy
The popularity of cryotherapy is growing, despite risks of asphyxiation, frostbite and severe burns.
- Oct 3 20163 minutes
The Flu Shot’s Chicken-And-Egg Problem
Drugmakers experiment with different vaccine culture sources | “That’s critical in case of a pandemic, which spreads rapidly”
- Nov 7 20162 minutes
Scott Hamilton’s Brain Tumor Battle ‘I Choose to Celebrate Life’
ALREADY A CANCER SURVIVOR, THE OLYMPIC SKATER FACES HIS THIRD BRAIN TUMOR WITH HOPE, FAITH & FAMILY
- Dec 1 20162 minutes
At Peace In The Sun
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., 1989: The skies were blue, the water warm. It was the best vacation ever. We spread out beach towels, slathered ourselves in suntan lotion, and basked in the sun. We ran into the ocean, holding hands and screaming, “Jump, ju
- Sep 12 20162 minutes
Magician Criss Angel Saving My Son
WHEN HIS 2-YEAR-OLD WAS DIAGNOSED WITH LEUKEMIA, THE SHOWMAN FOUND A CAUSE: FIGHTING PEDIATRIC CANCER
- Aug 22 20167 minutes
Pandora’s Baby: The New Science of Predicting Your Child
I HAVE TWO CHILDREN. AT THE MOMENT, ALL I KNOW ABOUT their genes is that they both have 46 chromosomes, and one is XY and one is XX. I try to treat them equally, to assume equal potential. But what if I knew my daughter carried a “smart” gene and my
- Oct 1 20161 minute
Do You Have Any Tigers to Declare?
LAST YEAR, 1,175 rhinos were poached in South Africa, up from just 13 in 2007. This slaughter fuels a booming black market for animal products: In 2014, the United Nations estimated the illegal wildlife trade to be worth between $50 billion and $150
- Oct 17 20162 minutes
THE CELEBRITY CHEF, 50, SHARES HER TIPS FOR FEELING BEAUTIFUL BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER A BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS
- Dec 5 20161 minute
Michelle Cortez Form and function EchoPixel’s software stitches together data from CT scans, MRI machines, and ultrasounds to generate 3D images that medical professionals and patients can examine and manipulate using 3D glasses and a stylus. Inno
- Dec 9 20162 minutes
Pesticides Aren’t The Best Way To Fight Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes
Chemical spraying is less sustainable than other mosquito-fighting methods, and may give people a false sense of security.
- Nov 13 20161 minute
The Look Book
INTERVIEW BY ALEXIS SWERDLOFF LIGHTNING ROUND Age: 28. Lives in: Sidney Center, N.Y. Currently reading: Small Animal Anesthesia and Analgesia. Favorite TV show: Peaky Blinders. Go-to news source: The BBC. Pets: None. “I have enough animals aro
- Oct 10 20161 minute
Innovation Needle-Free Injections
Michael Belfiore Form and function Designed for patients to use on themselves, the needle-free injector delivers drugs through the skin using a small piston that the company says is less painful than a conventional hypodermic needle. Innovator Pat
- Oct 17 20161 minute
Alice Park Big science doesn’t always happen with a eureka! revelation. As Feng Zhang, 34, will tell you, the most life-altering technologies often have the least remarkable provenance. China-born Zhang, now a U.S. citizen, first heard about how ce
- Jun 1 20161 minute
08 John Mcdonough
PRESIDENT AND CEO, T2 BIOSYSTEMS
- Nov 1 20161 minute
Silicon Valley Meets Science In Groundbreaking New Study
Christina Farr 23ANDME This past August, with backing from Pfizer, researchers from 23andMe and Massachusetts General Hospital sent a ripple through the scientific community with the announcement that they had identified several genetic markers ass
- Jul 25 20161 minute
BELINDA LUSCOMBE Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Susan Faludi has made a career writing insightful books about gender like Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man. But she was floored when her own father came out as transgender. She recounts his
- Nov 25 20164 minutes
How Human Hair Can Help Solve Crimes
Mistakes in analyzing DNA can lead to wrongful convictions, and proteins in hair may offer a useful alternative.
- Dec 1 20153 minutes
Why More Startups Are Paying Attention to What They Learned in Bio
Be it gimmick or real solution, biohacking is big business.
- Jun 1 20163 minutes
34 Katrine Bosley
Adam Bluestein For moving at breakthrough speed There’s no cure for Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), a retinal disease that results in severe vision loss at a young age. Its cause is well understood, though: a genetic mutation. If you could find a
- Sep 1 20162 minutes
No.34 Rising From The Ashes
Jake Shoff started a successful venture right out of college. He shut it down after a very painful loss—one that led him to an entirely different business and the thriving, Draper, Utah-based company he runs today.
- Jan 20 20173 minutes
Clinics seeking a profit and patients desperately wanting a baby has resulted in a booming business, but of nearly 30 fertility clinic add-ons reviewed by researchers, only one increased a woman’s chances of having a baby.
- Jan 20 20171 minute
Sunlight Could Boost Immune Activity In The Skin
A new study shows exposure to blue and ultraviolet light increases the movement of T cells, a key part of the immune system.
- Jan 19 20175 minutes
Decoding The Origami That Drives All Life
“Proteins are built to a precision that would make human engineers blush—every atom is always in exactly the right position.”
- Jan 19 20175 minutes
Tiny Pollinators Need Wildlife Corridors Too
Bison aren’t the only animals that roam.