In a striking example of how 3-D printers could customize medical care, doctors turned powdered plastic into tiny devices that saved the lives of three baby boys by holding open defective airways so they could breathe - and the implants even expanded as the tots grew.
Cardiorespiratory fitness may positively impact the structure of white matter in the brains of older adults. These results suggest that exercise could be prescribed to lessen age-related declines in brain structure.
Stabilizing dunes suppresses native species and makes the dunes themselves more prone to erosion.
Millions of Americans are short of breath while they sleep. Approximately one in 13 in the U.S. have sleep apnea. But to diagnose the disease involves an overnight hospital stay and a sleep study that costs thousands of dollars. A group of researchers at the University of Washington now say they have an app for that – a cheap alternative on a smartphone that could be available widely in a year or two to diagnose the disorder.
Your employer may one day help determine if your genes are why your jeans have become too snug.
An analysis of Genocea Biosciences’ investigational genital herpes (GH) vaccine, GEN-003.
A new microneedle patch being developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could make it easier to vaccinate people against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases.
If you find yourself sweating out a day that is monstrously hot, chances are you can blame humanity. A new report links three out of four such days to man's effects on climate.
First demonstration that a common neurotransmitter acts via a single neuron type to enable effective information-processing.
Last year’s Ebola scare might provide a blueprint for a response to the unthinkable: a bioterrorist attack in the U.S., some experts are saying. A House of Representatives subcommittee last week discussed what the domestic response – and over-response – may teach emergency responders in a “low probability” but “high-consequence” event.
Northern New England's annual amphibian migration is always perilous, but critters that cross roads to breed are facing an additional challenge this year: a delayed start after the long winter.
A medication commonly taken for Type II diabetes, which is being found in freshwater systems worldwide, has been shown to cause intersex in fish -male fish that produce eggs.
A woman who became a bestselling author and wellness advocate after she claimed she healed herself of a brain tumor through a healthy diet recently admitted she never had cancer, according to a magazine investigation published this week.
A new game about the life cycle of malaria that can be played on Android smartphones. Officially launched on World Malaria Day (April 25) The Life Cycle of Malaria is the first game of its kind which tries to visualize the life cycle of the disease in 3-D.
Air pollution can shrink brains, lead to cognitive problems and even cause silent stokes, according to new research published by Stroke a journal of the American Heart Association.
The government is relying on some new technology - as well as a bit of luck - to track an outbreak of life-threatening listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products.
The intricately woven genetic makeup of Upland cotton has been decoded for the first time in the ancient plant’s history.
The widely held belief that depression is caused by low levels of serotonin and that certain antidepressants raise the levels of this neurotransmitter, is a myth, according to a psychiatrist in an editorial article in The BMJ this week.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a vaccine to counter a deadly strain of bird flu, as losses to poultry producers mount.
Blue Bell Creameries is pulling all of its products off the shelves after samples of its ice cream tested positive for a potentially deadly bacteria - listeria.
Cryo electron microscope enables scientists to explore the frontiers of targeted antibiotics.
The future growth of the non-vascular stent market by 2021 will be slower in the US than almost every other major market.
This method is delivering some promising results in early trials.
Here are the winners of the INTERPHEX Exhibitor Awards for 2015.
Dr. Mehmet Oz is defending himself against 10 doctors who've accused him of promoting "quack treatments" on his TV show.