Genes account for less than 2% of the human genome- and much of what determines health and disease may lie elsewhere.
Bringing never-before-seen structures into view, today’s microscopy is dispelling cartoon concepts and answering unanticipated questions.
Can a new vaccine, injected intravenously, put the brakes on malaria?
Light-activated genes, now illuminating brain circuitry in rodents and monkeys, may help solve mysteries of human disease.
Not taking medicine as directed exacts a heavy toll on disease and death. New approaches, high tech and low, could make a difference.
For tumors, it’s a grow-or-die world, and a renewed focus on cell metabolism aims to deprive them of the fuel they must have.
Almost eradicating the disease, as happened in the 1950s, led to a disastrous resurgence. Is now the time for a smarter, final push?
Science is unraveling the biological factors that determine food preferences. Next: making people like what’s good for them.
Rare, elusive stem cells could explain why cancer is so difficult to cure—if they even exist.
Though not as sexy as genomics or the latest miracle drug, improved techniques and technology for fixing aortas are saving lots of lives.
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