New technologies give vaccine developers a boost in early development, but large-scale testing and production are bogged down by high costs and lengthy trials.
Academics and pharmaceutical companies alike are looking to electrical implants as an alternative to drugs for treating disease.
Animal studies on the revitalizing power of young blood suggest new drug targets for treating conditions like dementia and heart disease.
The way some emergency doctors are using Glass highlights the promise, and the limitations, of wearable technology.
A new surgical procedure could help people suffering from debilitating wounds.
Researchers hope stem cells could one day treat chronic conditions like diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.
A new optogenetic protein gives neuroscientists more control over brain circuits.
The electrodes in a cochlear implant can be used to direct gene therapy and regrow neurons.
Researchers will examine the brains of living fetuses to study the origins of mental disorders like autism.
The ability to create primates with intentional mutations could provide powerful new ways to study complex and genetically baffling brain disorders.