We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. they averaged one every 10 minutes. And they werenâ€™t very scientific.
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. They averaged one every 10 minutes. And they weren't very scientific.
But critics say the program won't actually change how much antibiotics pigs, chickens and other animals consume.
This 10,000-rpm, no-pulse artificial heart doesn't resemble an organic heart--and might be all the better for it
How to heal an infection that defies antibiotics? Another infection. Doctors in Eastern Europe have used lab-grown viruses to safely cure millions of wounds. So why can't we do the same here?
Last July, 9-year-old Alex Everett received his first shot of synthetic human growth hormone--an injection he will get every night for eight years. Alex is not sick--he is short. Should we be treating stature as a medical condition?
A man-made, pure-white compound called Oxycyte carries oxygen 50 times as effectively as our own blood. Researchers are betting that itâ€™s the best way to treat Americaâ€™s leading cause of accidental death: traumatic brain injury
For the first time since the 1970s, researchers are being allowed to study the potential medical properties of the most tightly controlled substances around. But it's not easy.
The ability to reprogram the immune system is one of the most sought-after goals in medicine. Now researchers are closer than ever to pulling it off in patients with Type 1 diabetes, one of whom happens to be our correspondent
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The FDA shut down the company's medical devices last year. At SXSW, CEO Anne Wojcicki laid out a path forward for the business.
A rare form of meningitis has infected more than 200 people and claimed 15 lives. Are you at risk? And how did the outbreak start in the first place?
Your DNA holds the secrets of your ancestry, and at least a dozen companies offer to crack the code. But there's more than a bit of hype here.
If fear really is all in our heads, Joseph LeDoux thinks he can eliminate it. The first step is to block out our memories
Our reporters deliver the latest on autonomous vehicles.
"There is no clear explanation at this time for the presence of horse DNA."
The "female Viagra" has to tackle more than just a physical malfunction.
In the early 1900s, radioactive water was all the rage. Hard to believe smart people could fall for such twaddle--right?
Cellphones, microchips, cars, even iPhones—there's virtually no high-tech Western product that China's cloners can't copy. Pretty soon, you might even prefer their work
Sometimes our biggest fear is not knowing what to fear most. Fortunately, the weird science of risk analysis can teach us to judge better and fear smarter
The science of the "vampire facial"