Bill Faloon has pursued immortality for decades. Now he's got lots of company. What does science have to say?
As our ability to create organs expands, ethical questions come into play.
Researchers have found a possible lynchpin stemming from the immune system
Researchers Propose A Bacterial Toxin May Be Partly Responsible for A Variety of Diseases
Babies' genomes hold clues that can save their lives, but that same information could be used in far less noble ways. Where should we draw the line?
These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.
With the release of the DSM-5 this month, psychotherapist Gary Greenberg questions whether psychiatry's diagnostic Bible can truly get at the nature of mental suffering.
Zoonotic diseases can go from us to them.
Out of the wild
Bill Andrews has spent two decades unlocking the molecular mechanisms of aging. His mission: to extend the human life span to 150 years--or die trying
Studying our natural internal bacteria could help doctors cure diseases that affect millions
Science needs the fearless
PopSci learns, over the decades, that cocaine anesthesia, radioactive drinking water, and cryogenic cancer treatments are actually not good for your health
But their effect in normal cells may prove toxic for the body
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
Your cellphone does not in itself cause cancer. But in the daily sea of radiation we all travel, there may be subtler dangers at work, and science is only just beginning to understand how they can come to affect people like Per Segerbäck so intensely
Everything you need to know about the hottest topic in
medicine, from big-league breakthroughs and new therapies to emerging health risks and the patients willing to take them
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Meet the extraordinary scientists whose innovations are bringing us robot cars, new cures and vaccines, the fastest-ever computer animations, and much, much more
The author subjects himself to genetic tests, scans and other high-tech diagnostics to report on how the trend toward "personalized medicine" will affect us
Controversial theorist Aubrey de Grey insists that we are within reach of an engineered cure for aging. Are you prepared to live forever?
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?