Voodoo Dolls, Roller-Coasters for Kidney Stones Win at Ig Nobels
Voodoo Dolls, Roller-Coasters for Kidney Stones Win at Ig Nobels
The awards for comical but practical scientific discovery also include cannibalism and self-colonoscopy.
Voodoo Dolls, Roller-Coasters for Kidney Stones Win at Ig Nobels
Voodoo Dolls, Roller-Coasters for Kidney Stones Win at Ig Nobels

The awards for comical but practical scientific discovery also include cannibalism and self-colonoscopy.

The awards for comical but practical scientific discovery also include cannibalism and self-colonoscopy.

drug development, tuberculosis, cancer, biotech
Cancer Cells Fuse with Immune Cells in Human Patients
Cancer Cells Fuse with Immune Cells in Human Patients
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 13, 2018
The hybrid cells promote tumor heterogeneity and possible metastasis, a new study in mice and humans shows.
Thousands of <em>BRCA1</em> Genetic Variants Functionally Characterized
Thousands of BRCA1 Genetic Variants Functionally Characterized
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 13, 2018
The researchers catalogued 3,893 variants of the gene implicated in cancer using CRISPR.
Zimbabwe&rsquo;s Medical Marijuana Future Uncertain
Zimbabwe’s Medical Marijuana Future Uncertain
Tonderayi Mukeredzi | Sep 12, 2018
The country is the second in Africa to permit cannabis cultivation, but months after approval there’s been little uptake by farmers and no scientific proposals.
Top Breast Cancer Researcher Didn&rsquo;t Disclose Financial Ties
Top Breast Cancer Researcher Didn’t Disclose Financial Ties
Ashley Yeager | Sep 10, 2018
José Baselga of Memorial Sloan Kettering took millions of dollars from drug and health care companies but did not report the payments in his research articles.
Infographic: Treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy with CRISPR
Infographic: Treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy with CRISPR
Sandeep Ravindran | Aug 30, 2018
The disease is caused by mutations in a single gene. Can gene editing fix the problem?
Gene Editing Could One Day Treat Muscle Disorders
Gene Editing Could One Day Treat Muscle Disorders
Sandeep Ravindran | Aug 30, 2018
Scientists race to develop CRISPR therapies that could save the lives of kids with muscle-wasting conditions.
Two CAR T-Cell Therapies Greenlighted in Europe
Two CAR T-Cell Therapies Greenlighted in Europe
Jef Akst | Aug 28, 2018
Cancer treatments from Novartis and Gilead earn approval from EU regulators, but a first pass by the UK’s state-funded health service finds CAR T is too expensive. 
Synthetic Bacteria Help Treat Phenylketonuria in MiceSynthetic Bacteria Help Treat Phenylketonuria in Mice
Synthetic Bacteria Help Treat Phenylketonuria in Mice
Diana Kwon | Aug 17, 2018
The genetically engineered probiotic, already in clinical trials, may ease patients’ strict dietary regimes.
Drug Approval Could Boost Research on Marijuana Treatment for Autism
Drug Approval Could Boost Research on Marijuana Treatment for Autism
Jessica Wright | Aug 17, 2018
Epidiolex, a cannabis-derived medicine for epilepsy, will prompt federal regulatory changes that could crack open access to study the plant.