A new technique can help programme cells like a computer to fight cancer, influenza, and other serious conditions, suggests new research. Continue reading Programming cells like computers to fight disease
An artificial womb filled with clear liquid, successfully tested on pre-natal lambs, could help extremely premature babies avoid death or life-long disability, researchers reported Tuesday.
Two scientific studies published Tuesday suggested the risk of children developing autism after their mothers used antidepressants while pregnant may be lower than previously believed.
Eleven biotech companies and research teams in Britain and the United States were awarded up to $48 million in funding on Thursday to speed development of new antibiotics powerful enough to take on the world’s deadliest superbugs.
A team of researchers has developed a cheap, portable camera that can photograph the retina without the need for pupil-dilating eye drops. Continue reading No dilating required with this pocket-sized retina camera
Chinese researchers have found that a drug used to treat diabetes could be effective against a form of breast cancer.
Don’t expect designer babies any time soon — but a major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity to fight genetic diseases, with stringent oversight, using new tools that precisely edit genes inside living cells.
A pacemaker similar to the size of a nickel can be implanted in patients to restore the heart’s normal rhythm, when it is unable to pump enough oxygen-rich blood, experts have said.
This week US scientists announced they have developed an algorithm, or a computerised tool, to identify skin cancers through analysis of photographs. Continue reading Algorithms to identify skin cancers through photographs
Image-scanning software developed at Stanford University can distinguish deadly skin cancers from benign ones as accurately as top dermatologists, according to a study published Wednesday.