Melanoma, almost impossible to treat after it metastasizes, appears vulnerable to two new approaches that could someday be combined.
Storing newborns’ blood for research creates a valuable resource—but some parents are trying to put a stop to the practice.
Avoid gluten, and celiac disease loses its sting. But research continues, and breakthroughs might treat other disorders too.
The find: big orange tonsils. The payoff: genetic insight, a crucial molecule and possible treatments for heart disease and Alzheimer’s.
Therapies that focus on tumors’ key proteins have had miraculous but often short-lived effects. New strategies could extend their usefulness.
The brain, it turns out, can heal itself, and adding stem cells could unleash that toper to treat Parkinson’s, stroke and even depression.
Like shoelaces’ tips, telomeres do damage control, preserving DNA and slowing aging. What happens if we extend their expiration date?
Far from replacing animal testing, computer simulation is leading to smarter experiments—and the need for more animals.
Yardsticks developed in 1968 can’t explain many disorders. New tools may reveal what really happens when one’s head hits the pillow.
Treating the heart today involves less cutting and more cutting-edge technology. But where does that leave cardiac surgeons?
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