Short items of interest
Dr. Hongyun's operation has polarized those who hope to use stem and fetal cells to cure paralysis. See how this controversial surgery works.
SynCardia Systems of Tucson, AZ, has built a bridge for patients awaiting transplants.
Critics say the U.S. military is wasting millions on a doomed AIDS-vaccine trial in Thailand
New publications, experiments, and breakthroughs -- and what they mean.
China's answer to Silicon Valley hasn't fared well financially, although the government says the operation will soon bounce back.
Burn victims. Trauma patients. Even arachnophobes. Each of these is being treated by a cutting-edge virtual reality program that helps patients deal with fear and pain.
The future is here for the movie industry, Apple and Microsoft. Each faces a challenge to corral the digital media environment.
Tiny biosensors could eventually be used to monitor changes in the body, giving doctors and patients a leg up on keeping healthy.
The U.S. continues to push the World Health Organization to open up frozen smallpox supplies for testing, which could lead to better viral vaccinations. Others fear that may put a deadly virus in the hands of terrorists.