Forbes kicked off the 2014 Healthcare Summit with a session titled, “Drug Development in A Time of Ebola,” where Forbes senior editor Matthew Herper interviewed Edward Cox and Lucianna Borio, two high-ranking officials at the FDA.
Research reveals that sticklebacks with bolder personalities are not only better leaders but also less sociable than more timid fish. The behavior of these bolder fish shapes the dynamics of the group.
An interdisciplinary team of scientists has convened to map the origins of mental illnesses in the brain and develop noninvasive technologies to treat the conditions.
Researchers have pioneered a stem cell gene therapy cure for children born with adenosine deaminase (ADA)-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), often called "Bubble Baby" disease.
In a long-term study of interactions between chimpanzees in the famous Gombe National Park in Tanzania, researchers have found that males who consistently bully females tend to father more babies with their victims.
Scientists have uncovered how the massive DNA molecules that appear in some tumors are formed like Frankenstein’s monster, stitched together from other parts of the genome.
A major breakthrough in the development of stem cell-derived brain cells has put researchers on a firm path towards the first-ever stem cell transplantations in people with Parkinson’s disease.
Researchers have successfully replicated a direct brain-to-brain connection between pairs of people as part of a scientific study following the team’s initial demonstration a year ago.
The current Ebola outbreak shows how quickly diseases can spread with global jet travel. Yet knowing how to predict the spread of these epidemics is still uncertain, because the complicated models used are not fully understood, according to scientists.
Professor David Sinclair has some complaints about the human lifespan. It’s too short, for a start. But, “it doesn’t have to be this way,” he told an audience on Monday.
Researchers have managed to reconstruct the early stage of mammalian development using embryonic stem cells, showing that a critical mass of cells is needed for the cells to being self-organizing into the correct structure for an embryo to form.
Turns out your mom was right: Scratching an itch only makes it worse. New research from scientists indicates that scratching causes the brain to release serotonin, which intensifies the itch sensation.
Scientists used pluripotent stem cells to generate functional, three-dimensional human stomach tissue in a laboratory– creating a new tool for researching the development and diseases of an organ central to several public health crises.
If melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is caught early enough it is almost always curable. Now, a camera capable of taking snapshots of the entire human body and rendering high-resolution images of a patient’s skin may help doctors spot cancer early and save lives.