Three Austrians have replaced injured hands with bionic ones that they can control using nerves and muscles transplanted into their arms from their legs.
New technologies will help the field of telemedicine drastically grow this year.
The device goes beyond cochlear implants that have brought hearing to many deaf children but that don't work for tots who lack their hearing nerve.
This winter's nasty flu season has peaked and is clearly retreating, a new government report shows.
Firsthand experience working in hospitals and clinics helped inspire third-year Stanford medical student Pelu Tran to explore a potential career path in the world of high-tech startups.
This is the first official look at the life sciences division of Google X.
This research could move the medical community one step closer toward effectively detecting concussion and quantifying its severity.
The government's health insurance website is quietly sending consumers' personal data to private companies that specialize in advertising and analyzing Internet data for performance and marketing.
The focus of this department is to study the convergence of health and data.
A new device offers a much more detailed picture of cellular communication.
The dictionary definition that a “picture is a representation of a person or scene” just doesn’t apply to those images produced in scientific research and from clinical specimens. It would be more accurate to describe these images in one word: artifact.
One of the recurring themes of the 2014 Forbes Healthcare Summit was that smartphones and mobile apps would play a larger role in the industry. However, the safety and security of these platforms are being debated. Nanthealth’s CEO Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong feels he may have a solution.
The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame has released its annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology for 2015.
IBM has engineered a way for everyone to join the fight against Ebola - by donating processing time on their personal computers, phones or tablets to researchers. Read more...
It's a robot unlike any other: inspired by the world's fastest land animal, controlled by video game technology and packing nifty sensors — including one used to maneuver drones, satellites and ballistic missiles.
A team of researchers has come up with a way of greatly reducing the unpredictability of biological circuits. The team introduced a device that could ultimately allow such circuits to behave nearly as predictably as their electronic counterparts.
Merck & Co., a top creator and seller of vaccines, has joined the fight against Ebola, the often-fatal hemorrhagic virus that's been ravaging parts of West Africa for months.
In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout. Large drugmakers are buying and selling businesses to control costs and deploy surplus cash. A rising stock market, tax strategies and low interest rates are also fueling the mergers and acquisitions.
Why do labs have such difficultly getting a handle on the source of OOS results? Part of the answer can be attributed to the still-common practice of manual volumetric sample preparation. Now, there is a new technique: gravimetric sample preparation.
One day, hopefully sooner rather than later, a truly energy-efficient, ultra-low-temperature (ULT) freezer will reach the market. Unfortunately, for now, no technology exists that provides significant gains in efficiency, without compromising unit stability.
Of all the overfished fish in the seas, luscious, fatty bluefin tuna are among the most threatened. Marine scientist Goro Yamazaki, who is known in this seaside community as "Young Mr. Fish," is working to ensure the species survives.
The three-dimensional biology company Organovo Holdings Inc. announced the full commercial release of the exVive3D Human Liver Tissue for preclinical drug discovery testing.
Chris Viehbacher, the high-flying pharma executive, had his career with Sanofi derailed for a variety of surprising factors. Here's a look at the odd ouster of the former CEO.
A new microscope, using a new form of the much-hailed light sheet-based fluorescence microscopy (LSFM), makes visible— via stunning movies— countless biological processes once deemed utterly invisible: sub-cellular activity.
More than a decade after the completion of Human Genome Project, precision medicine has struggled with what it known as the "last mile." Despite major leaps in the field, the technical work needed to integrate genomic information into the day-to-day practice of medicine has lagged far behind.