MIT’s Scott Manalis shows off his ultrasensitive biomolecule detector.
Metabolomics may help scientists to engineer sophisticated plant factories.
Biologist Aubrey de Grey still believes humans could live indefinitely -- or at least that it's worth discussing.
Aubrey de Grey believes we can live forever. Gerontologist Richard Miller at the University of Michigan begs to differ.
A nano tool is making it possible to better control the immune system.
A new way to keep human liver cells alive in the lab could help researchers weed out toxic drugs before they get to market.
Fears of a flu pandemic have renewed efforts to develop more effective catch-all vaccines.
Using brain imaging and advanced genetic tools, a new MIT collaboration is trying to show how genes could mold the autistic.
A new handheld heart monitor and subscription service may assuage heart-attack fears -- for people who can afford it.
The international HapMap project is teaching an unorthodox lesson: our differences, not our similarities, may save us.