Or at least keep your teeth cavity-free. A growing chorus of medical researchers say our bacteria-killing zealotry is misguided. Instead of fighting bugs, they argue, we should train them to do our bidding and then set them loose in our bodies. The trouble is keeping them there
The nation's research-grade cannabis is controlled by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, whose mission to curb use is at odds with that of researchers looking to study pot's therapeutic properties.
Rossi--a lone Italian inventor with no real credentials and a history as a convicted scam artist--has convinced a small army of researchers that his box can harness a new type of nuclear reaction. What if they're right?
Doctors have long known that taking antioxidant supplements may actually increase the risk for cancer in some people. One new mouse study offers an explanation why.
After overestimating its energy needs, the software giant allegedly strong-armed a small-town utility into reducing a six-figure penalty by threatening to needlessly burn millions of watts.
How a virus seems to help fight off HIV and Ebola
Researchers Propose A Bacterial Toxin May Be Partly Responsible for A Variety of Diseases
He builds under-the-skin chips that deliver drugs straight into the blood
Researchers have found a possible lynchpin stemming from the immune system
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Every day we're exposed to thousands of man-made chemicals, some of which seep into our bodies and remain there for decades. What that means for our health, we don't fully understand--but I subjected myself to a battery of new tests in search of answers
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
Genetic evidence that the mouse model is broken for some serious diseases.
The genetic tests our writer took to determine what kinds of illnesses he might have
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?
Bill Faloon has pursued immortality for decades. Now he's got lots of company. What does science have to say?
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Let's count the ways.
The frog that laid the golden egg.
Doctors seek inspiration from unexpected sources to work toward solving some of medicine's toughest challenges