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Exercise versus caffeine: Which is your best ally to fight fatigue?

Chronic lack of sleep makes it hard to focus on a task. As if this didn’t make complete logical sense, multiple research studies have shown that …

Bacteria turns poop blue when you're sick

Bacteria can be engineered to perform various tasks. For example bacteria has been engineered to make valuable proteins for medical use, and to make …

Dr. Sinha: The moment I knew medicine was my calling

Physicians are privileged to see patients at their most vulnerable, to reshape lives and continually revitalize the nation’s health system. In a …

Finally, Scientists Think They Know How Lithium Treats Bipolar Disorder

You can't fix something until you understand it.<p>Almost 50 years after lithium was first approved to treat patients in the US, scientists think …

Mental Health

Dr. James Wilson on Raising Ethical Questions in SURGEON X

While crafting <i>Surgeon X</i>, Sara Kenney’s Image comic about an apocalyptic future where antibiotics have lost their effectiveness and the resulting …

Ebola: an outbreak has been confirmed in the DRC. Here’s what you need to know.

Nine cases of fever, three deaths, and one lab-confirmed case of Ebola virus.<p>Health officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have confirmed one case of Ebola in what appears to be the first new outbreak of the deadly virus since the massive epidemic that hit West Africa in …

Startup claims Apple Watch + AI can detect heart conditions

Using the Apple Watch and artificial intelligence, health startup Cardiogram reports they could detect a type of abnormal heart rhythm with 97% …

Apple Watch

Behind Stem Cell Therapy, the Controversial Craze in Medical Tourism

A fascinating documentary that is making the rounds at film festivals like Tribeca and Cannes gives a rare view of a controversial treatment that more and more Americans are paying up to $50,000 to receive. Stem cell therapy is widely considered to be the next big hope in medicine, with researchers …

Lab unveils 'heart-on-a-chip'

Prescription drugs have enabled millions of Americans with chronic medical conditions to live longer and more fulfilling lives, but many promising …

Only a superweapon can kill superbacteria, and humanity finally found it

In 1945, in New Mexico, the researchers of the Manhattan Project performed the first detonation of a nuclear weapon; it bathed the desert with light, …

Biology

From coding to cancer: How AI is changing medicine

Regina Barzilay teaches computers how to learn. A professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, her work focused on natural language …

Epigenetics: New tool for precision medicine

(Vienna, 23 June 2016) Four new papers, co-published by an international consortium of biomedical researchers, mark the feasibility of epigenetic …

Biotech company raises $360 million for cancer-detecting blood test

A California-based biotech company raised $360 million to fund a new early warning system that could detect cancer with a simple blood test.<p>Guardant Health raised the funding for Guardant360, a blood test that measures genetic biomarkers for tumors, or a “liquid biopsy.” The blood would detect …

Engineered bone marrow may ease transplants

Bioengineers at UC San Diego have grown marrow-containing bone that in animal studies functions similarly to real bone marrow. The engineered bone …