Pig Brain Cells May Have Cured a Sea Lion's Epilepsy—Are Humans Next? | National Geographic | Jan. 2, 2022
The transplant in an animal named Cronutt points toward a new strategy to treat the disease. But many questions remain.
Could Skin Patches Be the Future of Covid Vaccines? | Smithsonian Magazine | Oct. 29, 2021
They might survive longer storage times and pose a better option for people afraid of needles.
The Intriguing Next Chapter for the Tech in Covid Vaccines | The Boston Globe | Oct. 1, 2021
Vaccine opponents often express fears about synthetic mRNA. Will future applications of the technology make those concerns fade away?
Could a Spritz in the Nose Stop Covid's Spread? | The Boston Globe | Aug. 26, 2021
Scientists are readying human trials of a nasal spray that might prove more effective than a shot in the arm.
How Does Covid-19 Affect the Brain? A Troubling Picture Emerges. | National Geographic | Aug. 18, 2021
Even people who had mild infections can be plagued with debilitating cognitive deficits.
Scientists CRISPR Patients’ Own Immune Cells in Bid to Shrink Hard-to-Treat GI Tumors | STAT | June 15, 2021
Doctors at the University of Minnesota have so far treated two patients with the approach.
A Universal Coronavirus Vaccine to Prevent the Next Pandemic (podcast) | Scientific American | June 9, 2021
A pan-coronavirus vaccine has shown strong results in mice, hamsters, monkeys, horses and even sharks.
An At-Home COVID Treatment Could Be Available by the End of 2021 | Fortune | May 7, 2021
An antiviral pill may be crucial to ending the pandemic.
This Spit Test Promises to Tell Couples Their Risk of Passing on Common Diseases | MIT Technology Review | April 21, 2021
Is the consumer test for couples and their future children ahead of the science?
Everything You Need to Know About Blood Tests During Pregnancy | New York Times | May 14, 2019
They can reveal valuable health information about you and your baby, but some come with more considerations than others.
Patient Advocates and Scientists Launch Push to Lift Ban on ‘3-Parent IVF’ | STAT | April 16, 2019
They say the procedure could be used to help avoid severe mitochondrial disease.
U.S. Researcher Says He’s Ready to Start Four Pregnancies with ‘Three-Parent’ Embryos | STAT | April 18, 2019
But the procedure is currently prohibited in the U.S.
Dissecting Brains to Find the Biological Answers to the Mysteries of Mental Disorders |The Washington Post | April 9, 2019
The Lieber Institute for Brain Development in Baltimore has one of the biggest repositories of post-mortem brains.
IVF Often Doesn’t Work. Could an Algorithm Help? | The Wall Street Journal | April 4, 2019
Researchers and startups are studying whether AI can do a better job of choosing embryos that lead to pregnancy.
First Baby Monkey Born Using Sperm from Frozen, Immature Testicles | Scientific American | March 21, 2019
Researchers hope that the procedure could be used to restore fertility to human boys undergoing cancer treatment
Pregnancy Reported in the First Known Trial of 'Three-Person IVF' for Infertility | STAT | Jan. 24, 2019
The controversial procedure, which uses DNA from three people, is banned in the U.S.
Should You Send Your Kid's DNA to 23andMe? | The Washington Post | Dec. 19, 2018
Consumer genetic testing companies are now marketing DNA tests to children.
New Spinal Cord Therapy Helps Paralyzed People Walk Again | National Geographic | Oct. 31, 2018
Three men regained leg movements after using a new type of electrical stimulation treatment.
The Next Brain Implant Is a Real Live Wire | Neo.Life | Oct. 25, 2018
Living electrodes promise safer, better ways to fix injuries and disease and grow new links between man and machine.
Who Says You Need Permission to Study Yourself? | Neo.Life | Sept. 27, 2018
A Swedish student can’t finish her PhD because an ethics committee says she needed their approval first.
Bioengineered Ovaries Can Survive in Mice. Humans Could Be Next. | Neo.Life | Sept. 20, 2018
Lab-made ovaries could boost fertility and fine-tune hormone levels.
6 Extra Years of Fertility | Neo.Life | July 19, 2018
Freezing ovarian tissue is classified as experimental. Maybe it shouldn’t be.
Why Siri Won't Listen to Millions of People with Disabilities | Scientific American | May 27, 2016
More than nine million people with voice disorders can't use speech technology.
What Do You Do When You Have One of the Rarest Diseases Around? | The Washington Post | Feb. 16, 2016
For one patient and her family, a long sought-after diagnosis raises more questions than answers.