Insulin pills could change everything for diabetics
A pill instead of a needle would be the "holy grail" for diabetes treatment.
FDA approves the first marijuana-based drug
The drug has been proven effective at reducing seizures from certain types of childhood epilepsy.
CRISPR edits out autistic traits in mice
The technique could also open up treatments for Huntington's, schizophrenia, and epilepsy.
A new brain surgery robot can work inside an MRI
Metal robots and electric motors don't normally play well with giant magnets.
How coffee could treat diabetes
Someday, diabetics could use caffeine to trigger insulin production, thanks to specially designed kidney cells.
New tech makes fresh produce last twice as long
The plant-based preservative could radically change the game on food waste.
Precision medicine cured an “untreatable” stage IV breast cancer
Two years ago, she had two months to live.
Does CRISPR cause cancer?
Two studies find that CRISPR'd cells tend to become cancerous. Here's what that means for biotech medicine.
The cost of sucking carbon out of the air just fell by 85%
It's not there yet, but carbon capture just got interesting.
Study shows schizophrenia begins in the womb, unraveling a genetic mystery
Half of genes linked to schizophrenia are primarily involved in the placenta, not the brain.
Mental training can heal traumatic brain injuries (and reduce depression)
Millions of people are dealing with traumatic head injuries; brain scans show that cognitive training could...
Why don’t vaccines work as well in poor countries?
Our best tool for preventing disease is the least effective in the places where it's most needed.
Tesla fixed its Model 3 brakes with software – and showed us the future of cars
Consumer Reports failed the Model 3's braking system. A week later, Tesla beamed a fix to the entire fleet.
Genetic tests miss “invisible” mutations that cause disease and neurological disorders
There's more to your DNA than just letters, and mutations can lurk in that genetic "dark matter."
Emergency braking was disabled during self-driving Uber fatality: Feds
Uber turned off the emergency braking function in its self-driving cars because of "erratic vehicle behavior."
Spraying bacteria onto the skin can treat eczema
The bacteria in your microbiome ward off infections and help keep your skin healthy.
Your DNA is not the same in every cell
Your body began with a single cell and a single genetic code. But it didn't stay that way for long.
Could freezing your body offer a chance at immortality?
In a lab in Arizona, dozens of bodies sit preserved at 320 degrees below zero. They each paid $200,000 to be frozen...