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A Tumor-Killing Virus Could Treat Eye Cancer and Save Children's Sight
A Tumor-Killing Virus Could Treat Eye Cancer and Save Children's Sight
Dispatches
A Tumor-Killing Virus Could Treat Eye Cancer and Save Children's Sight

The only treatment for retinoblastoma is surgical removal of the eye—but scientists may have found another way: cancer-killing viruses.

By Hemant Khanna

The only treatment for retinoblastoma is surgical removal of the eye—but scientists may have found another way: cancer-killing viruses.

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GMO Mosquitoes Could Be Our Best New Weapon against Disease
GMO Mosquitoes Could Be Our Best New Weapon against Disease
Dispatches
GMO Mosquitoes Could Be Our Best New Weapon against Disease

It sounds like science fiction, but it could save millions of lives.

By Jason Rasgon

It sounds like science fiction, but it could save millions of lives.

Dispatches
Your DNA Is Not the Same in Every Cell
Your DNA Is Not the Same in Every Cell
Dispatches
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.

By Dan Bier

Your body began with a single cell and a single genetic code. But it didn't stay that way for long.

Technology
The Smartwatch That Could Save Lives
The Smartwatch That Could Save Lives
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Technology
The Smartwatch That Could Save Lives

Epilepsy can be a scary and dangerous condition. Could this seizure-detecting smartwatch provide peace of mind and save lives?

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A start-up called Empatica has created a watch that can sense when an epileptic user is having a seizure. The device will then send the data to the individual's smart phone, which in turn will notify a pre-selected caregiver via phone call or SMS message. Having someone on call at all times to assist an individual with epilepsy can be incredibly comforting to that person and can even save his…

On The Fringe
Searching for Cures in a Sewer
Searching for Cures in a Sewer
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On The Fringe
Searching for Cures in a Sewer
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Yale researcher Ben Chan spends a lot of time doing what most people would avoid at all costs. He travels the world collecting sewage samples. And he’s found that there are things hiding in our sewers. And not just clown or mutant turtles: potentially life-saving cures for antibiotic-resistant infections.

The New Space Race
Why This Startup Believes 3D Printing in Space Will Be a Game Changer
Why This Startup Believes 3D Printing in Space Will Be a Game Changer
The New Space Race
Why This Startup Believes 3D Printing in Space Will Be a Game Changer

Sending things into space is really expensive. But what if we didn't have to? What if everything in space was…

By Mike Riggs

Sending things into space is really expensive. But what if we didn't have to? What if everything in space was made in space?

Technology
How to Send Mail to a Person With No Address
How to Send Mail to a Person With No Address
Technology
How to Send Mail to a Person With No Address

Millions of people have no address. They can’t get mail, they can't vote, they can’t get aid, and they don’t…

By Mike Riggs

Millions of people have no address. They can’t get mail, they can't vote, they can’t get aid, and they don’t have rights. One company wants to change that.