health care, disease & medicine
LabCorp Buys CRO
LabCorp Buys CRO
Kerry Grens | Nov 4, 2014
The $6 billion deal marks yet another massive transaction in the health-care industry.
US Nurse Contracts Ebola
US Nurse Contracts Ebola
Jef Akst | Oct 14, 2014
Despite wearing protective gear, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas who helped treat the first US Ebola patient has tested positive for the virus.
Watson to Match Patients to Clinical Trials
Watson to Match Patients to Clinical Trials
Bob Grant | Sep 8, 2014
IBM’s cognitive computer will be individualizing trial plans for cancer patients at the Mayo Clinic.
Experimental Ebola Drug Shows Promise
Experimental Ebola Drug Shows Promise
Tracy Vence | Sep 2, 2014
ZMapp effectively rescued macaques from Ebola in a small trial, but it could be several months before supplies of the drug meet the growing human demand for it.
WHO OKs Experimental Ebola Drugs
WHO OKs Experimental Ebola Drugs
Tracy Vence | Aug 13, 2014
But biotech firms’ supplies are dwindling.
Genetic Test Could Replace Pap Smear
Genetic Test Could Replace Pap Smear
Kerry Grens | Apr 25, 2014
The US Food and Drug Administration approves a cervical test for human papillomavirus to be used as a primary cancer screening tool.
Elder Pharmacology
Elder Pharmacology
Nir Barzilai | Jan 1, 2014
Studying and treating the chronic diseases associated with aging needs serious revamping.
Opinion: On Space and Health
Opinion: On Space and Health
Didier Schmitt | Sep 24, 2013
What health and space sciences can learn from each other to boost innovation
Sequenced at Birth
Sequenced at Birth
Erin Weeks | Sep 5, 2013
An NIH program will study the promises and pitfalls of sequencing newborns’ genomes.
The Solution to Medical Isotope Shortages?
The Solution to Medical Isotope Shortages?
Chris Palmer | Jun 11, 2013
A Canadian lab demonstrates upgrades to hospital cyclotrons that can yield enough diagnostic tracer element overnight to meet an entire city’s daily needs.