This flu season has been nasty in large part because the vaccine didn’t work as well as past versions. So scientists like Professor George Lomonossoff of the John Innes Centre are on the hunt for new ways to make better vaccines and think they might have found one -- by growing them in plants.
Using a promising new technique for gene editing — base editing — researchers corrected a deafness-causing genetic mutation in mice.
Airborne viruses can be tough to stop. A team at Michigan has developed a device that may stop them cold.
The Energy Impact Center has open-sourced nuclear power plant blueprints in an attempt to encourage the adoption of eco-friendly nuclear energy.
When typical medications simply aren’t doing enough to manage their children’s symptoms, mothers like Jenni Mai are turning to medical marijuana. But with current regulations, parents are having to become pharmacists for their own families, and some are even moving across the country so they can legally access cannabis.
When Maayan Harel paints a portrait, her subject isn't sitting in front of her. She doesn't even have a photograph to work from. Instead, she looks at clues from ancient human DNA. Last month, scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem made headlines when they revealed Harel's portrait of a Denisovan, an extinct group of archaic humans that may have lived with Neanderthals. The first Denisovan remains were...
For the first time, a lab-grown mini brain has brain waves. Researchers can now launch new ways to study brain disorders. But the question of consciousness in the brain-like organoid could raise concern.
After a devastating car accident, Lucas Lindner was left almost completely paralyzed. But an injection of embryonic stem cells in his spinal cord has given him back almost complete function of his arms and hands.
An incredible medical breakthrough, Google ups the ante, and the SpaceX Mars rocket. These are our favorite stories of the week.
Conor Russomanno’s interest in his own brain started with a bump on his head. A concussion he sustained during a game of rugby altered his perception of the world for months afterward. And that change got him thinking about the relationship between his physical brain and the way he thinks. To help him better understand himself--and to help other people understand themselves--he partnered with Joel Murphy to start...