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28 March 2021
Bacteriophages, or phages, are viruses that kill bacteria by latching on to and entering target cells and then multiplying and killing the host cell. Phages only attack bacteria, they can’t enter human cells, but the ...
22 May 2021
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Using a federal grant to reopen unsolved sexual assault cases, Tucson police and prosecutors have provided hundreds of victims with something they were denied when they first reported being attacked: a clear sense tha...
2 May 2019
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Across the world, research is being done to figure out if probiotics – live bacteria that hold numerous health benefits – can help animals other than humans. Thus far, such treatments have yielded success in labs work...
24 September 2018
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
At least five people who were paralyzed are walking, thanks to a pain stimulator and physical therapy. The stimulator, which is implanted in the body, sends electricity to the spine, and combined with therapy, can r...
18 December 2017
Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
Dean Kamen brought the world the Segway scooter, prosthetic arms controlled by the human brain, the first automatic drug pump (used commonly to deliver insulin to diabetic patients), and now he's built the first organ...
7 December 2017
Zoonotic outbreaks are increasingly a threat to human populations and other species as they spatially converge in the same environments. In preparation, the project PREDICT has discovered over 1000 distinct diseases a...
28 November 2017
Under 800 Words
The healthcare world is highly innovative right now as it tries to make medicine more personalized and harnesses engineering. Hitachi is trying to aggregate data in order to prevent disease and help the healthcare sy...
20 November 2017
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Medical research studies have failed to address the impact of gender, and some studies even exclude females in “later stage clinical trials.” This discrepancy results from women being underrepresented in the medical s...
8 August 2016
Over 3000 Words
The dengue virus is spread by mosquito and infects 400 million people every year with no vaccine or successful treatment. Scientists have started to inject mosquitoes with a bacteria they have found to stop the virus ...
7 June 2016
San Diego, California, United States
One scientist, dared to take a risk, and go where no one else had: mass-spectrometry imaging of microbes and chemicals. These images tell scientists how microbes communicate with each other, the environment, and human...
19 April 2016
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Immunotherapy has shown promise as an alternative to radiation, chemotherapy, or surgery for treating certain kinds of cancer. By modifying the body’s own immune system to fight lymphoma, Doctor Steve Rosenberg has se...
18 March 2015
Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Laikipia, Kenya
There are only five northern white rhinos left in existence - all in captivity and unable to breed. Researchers work to identify the most valuable solution to rhino poaching in order to prevent the animal from going e...
24 February 2014
Often it is faster and easier to harvest molecules for medical purposes from nature than to make them in a laboratory. A scientist is looking for cancer-fighting molecules in coral and sponges in the tropical Pacific.
29 January 2014
Jinotepe, Carazo, Nicaragua
Many different people are inventing health devices for resource-poor settings, but some organizations - like M.I.T.’s Little Devices group - are empowering developing communities and increasing access to healthcare by...
2 May 2011
Saratoga, California, United States
Despite significant increases in funding and advances in biomedical research, the rates of new treatments and drugs for illnesses that reach the market every year have plummeted. A group called the Myelin Repair Found...
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