An old idea for treating cancer is yielding impressive results on cancer patients—and lots of attention from drug companies.
A flexible electronic skin patch has strain gauges to measure tremors, and heating elements to release drugs held inside nanoparticles.
Many are eager to trot out GMOs as the answer to our food problems. But lower-tech alternatives work better.
Designer changes in the first artificial yeast chromosome could help advance synthetic biology.
Biotech turns to DNA editing technology to engineer easier-to-digest plants for farm animals.
A low-cost microscope made from folded paper and a cheap lens could revolutionize education and health care in the developing world.
Craig Venter’s new company wants to improve human longevity by creating the world’s largest, most comprehensive database of genetic and physiological information.
Artificial tissue has always lacked a key ingredient: blood vessels. A new 3-D printing technique seems poised to change that.
Engineering a patient’s own immune cells to resist HIV could eliminate the need for lifelong antiretroviral therapies.
Tailor-made medical devices could give a more detailed picture of cardiac health and may be better at predicting and preventing problems.