The body electrician
5 strategies for beating antibiotic resistance
Plus, an ant's shiny coat keeps it cool
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?
Reservoirs of HIV hide deep within the body. Scientists are now closing in on methods to wipe them out.
Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.
The big news in bioengineering this week is all about a tiny pool of rat pee.
This 10,000-rpm, no-pulse artificial heart doesn't resemble an organic heart--and might be all the better for it
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
The cells could be further studied for eventual application to human therapy
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
Obesity is booming, yet there are only two medications approved for long-term weight loss. Why is it so hard to make a diet pill that works? For one thing, evolution hates diets
Two Philadelphia doctors are championing an unconventional new treatment for keeping cardiac-arrest victims alive, with as little brain damage as possible: just give them hypothermia
Meet the extraordinary scientists whose innovations are bringing us robot cars, new cures and vaccines, the fastest-ever computer animations, and much, much more
Advances in medical science may well lead to more-than-human abilities
Will we grow babies outside their mothers' bodies?
Scientists are making headway on our most vexing health issues
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
We patrolled the halls of academe. We eavesdropped on the research grapevine. We asked scientists: Whose work is just plain brilliant?