Designer babies? It’s far from a whimsy, and now a new technology that would make it possible to alter human DNA at the germline (meaning changing traits that can be inherited) has scientists calling for caution and a freeze.
On an East African hill somewhere in “Afar,” a stone’s throw from “Awash,” two sections of a...
Use of potentially risky, non-FDA approved hormone therapies may soon be as common as use of FDA...
Charles Darwin’s kids doodled all over several pages of - and notes for - the original...
Bioscience Technology caught up with Susan Harkema Ph.D., professor and rehabilitation research director of the University of Louisville’s Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, to discuss her research and new funding awarded by Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation for epidural stimulation.
It’s not all in your head. Brain injuries from sports are a steady unease for athletes.
A Harvard University and Waterloo University team has found that a common breast cancer chemotherapy (chemo) can create stem-like cancer cells out of more differentiated tumor cells.
Could a changing climate and changing environments have an impact on the spread of infectious diseases? At least one zoologist thinks so.
Apple's ResearchKit needs to make an impact beyond the initial launch period.
Many recent meta-studies find hormone replacement therapy lengthens life after all. This may be leading to a comeback for the once hugely popular menopause treatment.
Two groups have recently made strides with amyloid beta (aβ), the supposed main villain in Alzheimer’s disease. But while one group is tackling Alzheimer’s by reducing aβ, the other is tackling multiple sclerosis (MS) by using aβ.
Getting a new drug to market is difficult, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) offers a number of ways to help the process along for promising drugs that have potential against serious diseases. One of these options is designation as a breakthrough therapy. This year a number of these therapies are targeted at fighting cancer.
Apple showcased new health programs called Research Kit during a press conference today.
Apple held a press conference today to reveal more details regarding the company's smart watch including the device's fitness tracking capabilities.
Michael J. Fox Foundation and Alzheimer’s Association fund $2 million for research projects studying overlap in neurodegenerative diseases.
Three startups are taking advantage of new technology to help patients get treatment for various diseases all over the world.
In a move that stunned the stem cell field, the first researcher to create cloned human cells—and to derive embryonic stem (ES) cells from them—has teamed with a man who once made a fraudulent claim to do the same.
Genetically engineered T memory stem cells (Tscm) can last more than 12 years in patients’ bodies, and can continually generate appropriate T cell armies for them, says an innovative study looking at two historic clinical trials.