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- Jan 12 201713 minutes
Could Cancer Drugs Treat Autism?
A surprising genetic connection has autism researchers wondering if they can borrow from cancer’s medicine cabinet.
- Jan 2 20171 minute
New Frontiers In Medicine
Look for major progress in these key areas
- Jan 12 20173 minutes
Resistance to the Antibiotic of Last Resort Is Silently Spreading
Just over a year after they were discovered in China, bacteria that can fend off colistin are being found all across the world.
- Nov 7 20161 minute
Model’s Death Ruled Accidental After Chiropractic Adjustment
Playboy model Katie May suffered a torn artery and stroke
- Dec 5 20164 minutes
The Gift of a Face
Tragically disfigured for 14 years following a horrific accident, firefighter Patrick Hardison becomes the successful recipient of the world’s most extensive face transplant
- Nov 18 20168 minutes
Cut The Ibs
Food giants are hustling to develop palatable products low in short-chain carbohydrates to ease the burden of digestive disorders.
- Jul 1 20161 minute
Blood Testing Is Booming
COMPANIES ARE BETTING A “LIQUID BIOPSY” CAN CHANGE CANCER TESTING.
- Jan 19 20171 minute
Spark of Science: Pardis Sabeti: The computational geneticist explains why she chose research over being a doctor.
During the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa in 2014, Pardis Sabeti led a team that sequenced virus genomes from infected patients, determining that the disease had most likely diverged from a strain in central Africa a decade earlier, and w
- May 31 20132 minutes
Be Careful With the Powerful Medicine That Is Poop
It has recently become clear that each one of us is more microbe than human—at least when it comes to the number of cells in our bodies. The bacteria that swarm through our guts, across our skin, and in every orifice you have outnumber our human cell
- Jan 5 20174 minutes
Why Do Jellyfish Glow?: A fluorescent protein helped researchers illuminate human cellular biology.
On a late summer evening in 1961, biochemist Osamu Shimomura was nearing the end of another frustrating day working with the jellyfish Aequorea victoria at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories. For weeks he’d been trying to pin d
- Oct 16 20161 minute
What’s Happened to Dylan’s Voice?
Bob Dylan has never had to rely on the purity of his croon to get his vocal point across. But as the years have passed, he’s gone from producing a nasal timbre to his current Cookie Monster–after–a–bender tone. Otolaryngologist Milan Amin, director of the NYU Voice Center, gives his diagnoses.
- 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
- Dec 15 20163 minutes
One Patient, Two Cancer DNA Tests, Two Different Results
What happens when cutting-edge medicine offers up conflicting answers?
- Nov 28 20161 minute
My Surprising Surgery
THE GMA COHOST OPENS UP ABOUT DEALING WITH HIP-REPLACEMENT SURGERY AT A YOUNG AGE—AND HOW SHE’S RECOVERING
- Oct 21 20161 minute
Swipe For Safer Sex
The same clicks and swipes that encourage the spread of STDs can also help prevent them.
- Dec 16 20164 minutes
Cracking One Of Cancer's Deadliest Culprits
New approaches to drug development are finally moving in on one of the most dangerous cancer genes.
- Sep 5 20162 minutes
Cancer Survivor to Pageant Princess
AFTER BATTLING CANCER IN UTERO AND UNDERGOING SURGERY AS AN INFANT, TODDLERS AND TIARAS STAR CADENCE SCHUTTER FOUND JOY IN PAGEANTS
- Dec 5 20161 minute
Micah Fowler Breaking Barriers
THE STAR OF ABC’S SPEECHLESS OPENS UP ABOUT WORKING AND THRIVING WITH CEREBRAL PALSY
- 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 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
- Oct 17 20161 minute
New Frontiers in Breast Cancer
TERRIFYING AS THE C WORD CAN BE, breast cancer today means something very different than it did a decade ago. Doctors know more than ever about what causes cancer in the first place and when it’s best to screen for the disease as well as which cancer
- 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
- Jul 1 20162 minutes
The Riddle of the Wall in the Brain
THE BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER HAS LONG STYMIED DRUG DEVELOPMENT FOR BRAIN DISORDERS. RESEARCHERS HAVE FINALLY BEGUN TO BREAK THROUGH IT.
- Oct 17 20162 minutes
THE CELEBRITY CHEF, 50, SHARES HER TIPS FOR FEELING BEAUTIFUL BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER A BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS
- 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
- Sep 19 20132 minutes
Medical Terms That Still Bear the Mark of the Third Reich
Dr. Hans Reiter achieved the one thing most likely to keep a physician’s name in textbooks forever: He got an illness named after him. While working as a medic in the German army in World War I, he once treated a case of simultaneous inflammation in
- Mar 31 20161 minute
Spark of Science: Sean B. Carroll: One biologist’s love for science got kickstarted by snakes.
In his latest book, The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters, Sean B. Carroll tells us the remarkable story of Robert Paine, who revolutionized ecology by throwing starfish out of tide pools. Paine’s bold experimen
- Feb 20 20171 minute
Michael Belfiore Form and function The Mi-eye2 is a wide-angle camera in a disposable needle with a USB-connected tablet meant to diagnose joint injuries without an MRI. Innovator Jeffrey O’Donnell Sr. Age 56 Chief executive officer of Trice Med
- Apr 29 20133 minutes
Dr. Frankenstein Needs His Own Hippocratic Oath
In the next war, instead of a soldier going on a reconnaissance mission into enemy territory, consider this possibility: a cloud of “micro air vehicles,” flying cyborgs, with built-in cameras and microphones, that could be guided by remote control. W
- Aug 13 20133 minutes
Bring Out Your (Very Infrequent) Dead!
If you imagine the bubonic plague, based on what you learned as a kid, you probably imagine something similar to Pieter Bruegel’s 1562 painting, The Triumph of Death. Dead bodies in piles. Helpless civilians sprawled on the ground in anguish. Panicke