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Mapping the 100 trillion cells that make up your body

University of Florida scientists will be analyzing every cell in the pancreas, among other organs, to understand the roots of Type 1 diabetes. Magic mine/Shutterstock.com Mark...

How weaponising the body’s immune system can deliver a cure for...

Fighting back. Shutterstock Mark Cragg, University of Southampton   We’re beginning to treat cancer in a whole new way. Rather than killing cancer cells directly with chemo...

AI is acquiring a sense of smell that can detect illnesses...

AI will be able to analyse compounds in your breath. James Gathany Andrea Soltoggio, Loughborough University Artificial intelligence (AI) is best known for its ability to see...

People born with a heart defect are at greater risk of...

xpixel/Shutterstock.com Liza Morton, Strathclyde University One in every 125 babies is born with a heart condition – but thanks to modern medicine more infants are surviving...

This New Startup Will Use CRISPR as a Search Engine to...

By now, you’ve heard of CRISPR—the bacterial self-defense mechanism that can be used to modify the genome. From “biohackers” building the hype by injecting...

Mini-Brains Just Grew Their Own Blood Vessels—Here’s Why That’s Great News

If you ever put a brain through a Picasso filter, you’d probably get something close to a brain ball. When brain balls first hit the...

Augmented-reality system lets doctors see medical images projected on patients’ skin

Projected medical image (credit: University of Alberta) New technology is bringing the power of augmented reality into clinical practice. The system, called ProjectDR, shows clinicians...

Science’s Greatest Medical Advances in the Last Decade

  In the last decade, we have witnessed many technological advances. They advancements have occurred in a very swift manner as compared to previous decades....

Virtual reality lets scientists walk around inside cancer cells, set to...

Imagine being able to walk around inside a virtual replica of your own cells. That is becoming a reality, thanks to groundbreaking technology developed at...

Can Tech Moguls Cure What Ails Medicine?

A dash of start-up moxie could speed up biomedical innovation. Photo: Dave Thompson/AFP/Getty Images By G. Pascal Zachary. Who will invent tomorrow’s life-saving and life-extending medicines? Not medical schools....

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