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.
An electromechanical limb developed by Segway maker DEKA now needs a manufacturer to mass-produce it.
Animal studies on the revitalizing power of young blood suggest new drug targets for treating conditions like dementia and heart disease.
Electronics companies think the Affordable Care Act will push us to embrace technology to track our health and lifestyles.
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.
Chinese biomedical engineers have used liquid metal to transmit electrical signals across the gap in severed sciatic nerves. The work raises the prospect of a new treatment for nerve injuries, they say.
By defocusing a microscope, biologists have developed a simple technique that produces three-dimensional images of red blood cells.