The Promise of Pills that Do Nothing
Open-label placebos may defy logic, but scientists explore promising new treatment possibilities.
Could Intermittent Fasting Slow Cancer?
Early studies of intermittent fasting for breast cancer are underway to see if it slows tumor growth and saves lives.
Could This Sensitive Patch be a Key to Precision Medicine?
Next-generation wearable sensors will combine biochemical and physiological metrics.
The Champion for Rare Disease Cures
An entrepreneur with his own rare disease finds a way to align incentives and needs to support research on rare diseases.
Robots Untangle Hallucinations from Parkinson’s Disease
Hallucinations are a surprisingly common symptom of Parkinson’s, and new research suggests a way to map and potentially treat them.
4 Black Female Ob-Gyns Take on Racial Disparities in Reproductive Health
Their research could mean longer healthspans for Black women.
A Hero Behind the VR Headset
Walter Greenleaf won’t stop until virtual reality and extended reality reach their full potential in health care.
She Has Stem Cells in Her Crosshairs
Bone marrow transplants are harrowing. Agnieszka Czechowicz is working to make them safer.
Will My Dog Get Precision Medicine Before Me?
The canine health and wellness market is full of innovation, with new products for early cancer detection, genetic testing, and behavior tracking.
Living Pharmacies Could Remedy Disrupted Sleep
DARPA is developing an implantable device with bioengineered cells for treating everything from traveler’s diarrhea to jet lag.
Perspective: Therapeutic Plasma Exchange & the Future of Aging
A first-person account of a simple clinical blood treatment that may extend healthy life.
Rethinking the Biology-as-Machine Metaphor
As the line between nature and technology blurs, we need new ways to describe how the body works.
How Did HIV/AIDS Prepare Us for COVID-19?
Forty years after a 1981 report hinted at the coming HIV/AIDS pandemic, we look at how the response to global public health threats has changed.