Marlene Cimons
at 12:07 PM Mar 22 2017

Global warming, already linked to countless human health problems, may be increasing the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.

Sara Chodosh
at 12:07 PM Mar 22 2017

So you've been stung by a jellyfish. The good news: there's no need to get your friend to pee on you. The bad news: all the other solutions you've heard of will probably only make it worse.

Mark D. Kaufman
at 08:56 AM Mar 17 2017

The Ebola virus doesn't just bring terror and death to human communities, it also ravages Africa's great apes, whose populations are already imperiled by hunting and habitat encroachment. Now, in an effort to keep our closest-living relatives alive, researchers have successfully tested an oral Ebola vaccine in the laboratory.

Adam Piore
at 10:00 AM Mar 15 2017

One of the holy grails in the field of regenerative medicine is the ability to engineer whole organs in all their complexity, not just pieces of them. Laura Niklason is one of those pushing this boundary. During a visit, I followed one of her postdocs into a refrigerated closet in her Yale University laboratories. He reached out to a shelf and took down a jar. Unlike the amorphous piece of heart muscle Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic had showed me, there was no mistaking what was floating inside this container. It was a perfectly preserved pair of rat lungs, taken from an actual animal and “decellularized.”

Mary Beth Griggs
at 10:00 AM Mar 15 2017

Embroidery is usually used to adorn fabric with festive designs, but it can now be used to measure heart rates too.

Kate Baggaley
at 11:59 AM Mar 3 2017

In December 2014, the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Ituri District saw an outbreak of what appeared to be meningitis. By August, more than 1,000 people had been admitted to clinics, and health workers knew there was something else afoot.

Claire Maldarelli
at 11:59 AM Mar 3 2017

Opioids come with a lot of downsides. They are highly addictive, and come with a slew of unwanted side effects like constipation, not to mention life-threatening ones like respiratory distress. But we just can't quit them: Opioids are extremely effective at controlling pain. Unfortunately, there's no way to get the beneficial, pain-relieving effect of opioids without those unwanted side effects, so we take the good with the bad.

 
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