Brandon Keim

The science of senescence has struggled to translate life-extending research from animals to people. Now the pace is quickening.

Doctors have a long history as fighters for social causes. What can be done to make sure that legacy isn’t lost?

Where does a medical breakthrough come from? Patients, caregivers and frontline doctors are all pitching in.

The next generation of medical software offers extraordinary support. But how can such tools be used to the best effect?

From architecture to function, the ENCODE project’s researchers are filling in the gaps in our understanding of human genetics.

Untouchable for decades, hallucinogenic drugs are back in the lab, with new research into how they work and what they might achieve.

If, as some scientists suspect, illnesses that strike late in life have a common root, similar therapies might help us avoid many of them.

Patients on networking sites discuss their illnesses and treatments. Can pattern-recognition software pull insights from the noise?