Thanks to modern medicine, we have at our disposal countless medications and techniques for overcoming health problems. Learn about recent innovations in modern medicine techniques and how they have transformed the medical world.
Smart Bandages Can Monitor, Treat Chronic Wounds
Scientists Develop World's First Color 3D X-rays
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Forget the knife and take a pill instead?
By Chris Opfer Oct 12, 2018
Flexible electronics have enabled a team at Tufts University to create a bandage that not only monitors wounds, but delivers treatment as well.
By Laurie L. Dove Jul 25, 2018
The new 3D color scans look like cross sections from a vividly realistic anatomical model, revealing great detail and true-to-life color.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jul 23, 2018
The study, led by Boston Children's Hospital, was successful at getting mice with spinal cord injuries to walk again.
By Michelle Konstantinovsky Jul 19, 2018
There's actually a need for donated stool to help treat certain intestinal infections. But not everyone is qualified for the task.
By Alia Hoyt Jun 15, 2018
Antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections pose a grave danger to the health of millions of people every year. Phage therapy may provide a solution.
By Carrie Tatro Jun 5, 2018
An as-yet untested Ebola vaccine is giving health officials hope of containing the outbreak sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa.
By Laurie L. Dove May 29, 2018
Scientists hope to grow transplant organs from patients' own stem cells, but success may still be a long way off.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jan 24, 2018
Ingestible sensors in pills are becoming a reality with digital drugs.
By Diana Brown Jan 19, 2018
Spermbots, originally designed to help lethargic human sperm fertilize eggs, also may be used to deliver chemotherapy to fight cervical cancer.
By Patrick J. Kiger Jan 9, 2018
Fecal transplants have been proven effective in treating C. diff bacterial infections, but a new pill might be cheaper and less invasive.
By Jesslyn Shields Jan 3, 2018
Psilocybin (the drug in magic mushrooms) provides relief for severely depressed people, according to new research. But there are some caveats.
By Alia Hoyt Oct 18, 2017
Maple syrup for medicinal purposes? Sign us up.
By Jonathan Strickland Apr 3, 2017
A neurosurgeon duo hopes to transplant a living human head from a patient whose body is dying to a healthy donor body. But that raises questions — a lot of questions.
By Patrick J. Kiger Oct 4, 2016
A new survey found that most parents have some very outdated ideas of treating a concussion.
By Alia Hoyt Sep 14, 2016
Ultrasound may not just be for pregnant women anymore. It could play a critical role in helping patients recover from coma.
By Kate Kershner Aug 30, 2016
A new program allows people to donate a kidney now and get a certificate a loved one can "cash in" later.
By Alia Hoyt Jul 21, 2016
Researchers have discovered how to bypass a hurdle in the design, modeling and printing of 3-D hair- and fur-like structures.
By Laurie L. Dove Jun 24, 2016
VR's good for way more than just games these days. It's been used to treat autism, PTSD, depression and other conditions. Soon we could add paranoia to that list.
By Robert Lamb May 6, 2016
About eight percent of the U.S. population will have post-traumatic stress disorder in their lifetime. Combining verbal therapy with MDMA could help those millions.
By Christian Sager Apr 13, 2016
Fighting off tumors in advanced-stage cancer patients isn’t easy, but a team of scientists in London have a vaccine that may do the trick.
By Jonathan Strickland Mar 3, 2016
Right now if you need a new organ, you have to wait around until one is available. A new development puts us closer to a future where living tissue can be made to order.
By Jesslyn Shields Feb 17, 2016
If we look at not just our own cells, but the microbiome of bacteria living in and on us, humans could better understand our own bodies.
By Chris Opfer Jan 21, 2016
It's not easy to treat a person who's hemorrhaging. Especially if that person isn't near a hospital. A cool, new tool could change the outcome of that scenario.
By John Donovan Jan 5, 2016
A study shows gastric bypass surgery helps 'skinny' gut microbes flourish. Could this pave the way for a weight-loss pill?
By Alia Hoyt Nov 30, 2015
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