U.S. and Finnish doctors caught the brain-shrinking virus in action and say tests to screen for such problems are possible.
The world’s deadliest mosquito-borne disease, malaria, is in decline. But illnesses transmitted by a different mosquito, which include Zika and dengue, have increased sharply since the city-dwelling Aedes aegypti reinvaded the Americas.
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Scientists are homing in on the fewest genes needed for an organism to survive.
A flexible tattoo senses glucose levels in sweat and delivers a drug as needed.
Consumers with iPhones can click to contribute their genetic information to medical studies.
Doctors don’t yet know if it worked, but the implications of an optogenetics trial could be significant for patients suffering from blindness, Parkinson’s, or schizophrenia.
Bacteria-laden mosquitoes produce offspring that die quickly. China and the U.S. are releasing millions into the wild.
Researchers say the tissue-wrapped structures can be building blocks for complex biological machines.
Are cancer cures being held back by competition among scientists?