Exploring the frontiers of medicine
Exposing people to what they fear—even in virtual reality—is an effective way to overcome phobias.
Vigilant, long-term monitoring of patients is the future.
Sleeping in spurts has the appeal of productivity, but inevitably you’ll collapse in your morning oatmeal.
The organization’s challenge is balancing drugs’ safety and effectiveness.
Algorithms can be used to design cheap, perfect-fitting limbs, orthodontics, and other accessories.
The future of regenerative medicine may be plants.
But it can’t cure addiction.
An injectable, jello-like substance reduces chronic inflammation, and may aid limb transplantations.
A genetically modified strain of the bacteria has successfully planted drugs in mice tumors.
Many animals regenerate the tiny hair cells that enable hearing—and there are promising signs that people can be made to do the same.
The high-priced hangover treatment takes life-saving nutrients from those who need them most.
And that’s embarrassing.
Tradd Cotter believes his fungi are the future of medicine—but does the science hold up?
The strange new food preferences of Americans, according to Google
A new machine could cut medication costs by allowing hospitals and pharmacies to make their own pills.