A team of international researchers explored the possibility of gene therapy in dogs to reverse and ultimately cure Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
The high-tech device could be very attractive to individuals who are wary of taking prescription painkillers for their migraines.
Researchers say that yeast-derived L-asparaginase may be a safer, more effective treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
This technology will provide much needed insight and data during a woman's pregnancy.
Physically active women who took a monthly supplement containing essential minerals sliced nearly a minute off a three-mile run – and gained other aerobic...
With a cellular structure similar to that of natural cartilage, the bioengineered material features exceptional durability for lab-grown tissue.
Charging the battery of your phone or wearable device may someday be as simple as wiggling your finger...
A new chocolate supplement pill can help reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and dementia.
The researchers had conducted previous experiments on mice using CRISPR/Cas9 but with less impressive results.
Analyzing biomarker signatures in the blood offers insight into a person’s risk for developing age-determined diseases and even death.
The researchers hope to determine whether the engineered ovaries are successful for women.
New technology from a Scandinavian diaper company allows fathers to connect with their unborn children in a brand new way.
Researchers may have discovered a powerful new way to invigorate aging skin.
DuoSkin tattoos combine high-tech interfaces and fashionable gold leaf material.
The patch can also be stored safely for a year without refrigeration, offering a vital option for health care in the developing world.
By measuring a person’s electrical activity in the brain, the brain-computer interface allowed patients to communicate in response to simple questions.
The BionicGym is a wearable device that lets you 'shiver' away those extra pounds.
Less than five percent of elephants get cancer in their lifetime, and an abundance of a cancer-fighting protein in their genetic makeup is likely the reason why.
The device, called WiGait, can monitor and track a person's walking speed and movement without the need for a wearable.
The man who helped to invent the lithium-ion battery has now introduced a more efficient, fast-charging glass battery that could soon make its way to market.
French researchers have cured a 15-year-old boy of sickle cell disease by interfering with the production of faulty hemoglobin.
On average, patients whose doctors received lab results on a smartphone left the hospital 26 minutes faster than patients whose physicians had to check the hospital’s electronic system.
Scrubs made with coffee grounds can give your skin an extra boost from the antioxidants, and the caffeine can tighten the skin.
Patients recovering from surgery who received a live music performance, which was tailored to their musical preferences, all reported a drop in pain level.
The new study adds compelling evidence that the extract can combat the growing rates of diabetes worldwide.
Studying the ability of the zebrafish to regenerate eye cells may lead to new treatments for people with vision loss.
A new biometric payment system reads a customer’s finger veins to complete a purchase.
Researchers have figured out a way to make artificial blood, and all it takes is mixing up water and small bag of powder.
The researchers noticed marked differences among some genes based solely on whether the genes were in a man or woman’s body.
A man dubbed as such for his tree-like hands finally finds relief from this extremely rare condition, thanks to the kindness of doctors in Bangladesh.
The research may be especially important for those who experience traumatic events and have the memories to remember them by.
The technology of breathalyzers has progressed, from detecting the amounts of alcohol in someone’s blood, to now — diagnosing illness.
Experts believe the cost for the novel treatment may soar to $1 million or more.
Our memories, it turns out, don’t reside in some abstract space or inside an impenetrable lock-box.
Vaccines built around a person’s own DNA have proven effective at beating back cancer, two studies show. While the studies are small and the results,...
The discovery of a protein in the gut provides a previously unrecognized origin of where changes to the same protein in the brain could happen.
A doctor at the London Independent Hospital recorded a routine hernia repair surgery with a pair of Snapchat Spectacles.
Among the animals studied, up to 80 percent of them went into virtually complete remission of the condition even after experiencing paralysis in their hind limbs.
A device called Active Pelvis Orthosis, or APO, can prevent elderly persons from falling, even when put through hazardous conditions on a treadmill.
Heart surgery performed in the afternoon may give patients a better chance of survival, considering the body's circadian rhythms.
Although ketamine use isn't completely understood, a new study suggests it may prove helpful for treating older patients who struggle with depression.
Instead of costly, cumbersome batteries, wearable solar cell devices could soon be used to power electronic implants, like pacemakers and brain stimulators.
Read about the mental disorders that have arisen specifically from technology and Internet usage.
You don't have to be an athlete to use this innovative foam roller. Its unique curves can hit the contours of your body that traditional foam rollers can't reach.
Current goals in place that seek to reduce new yearly infections to 12,000 cases in the U.S. by 2025 are already showing signs of success.
To truly protect yourself, it’s time to give your cleaning ritual an overall tech upgrade.
The discovery of a peptide in the frog slime is a potentially important one to global public health.
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Dr. Keerthy Sunder was inspired to pursue mindfulness medicine after being an eyewitness to his mother’s devastating health challenges.
Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine identified a specific protein in the plasma of umbilical cord blood that increased cognitive functioning in animal studies.