health care
Nanotechnology Could Conquer Hospital-Acquired Infections
Nanotechnology Could Conquer Hospital-Acquired Infections
Edward D. Marks and Steven Smith | May 1, 2016
Metal ions and materials with nanoscale patterns can kill even antibiotic-resistant pathogens. 
Copper Stopper
Copper Stopper
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016
This research found that coating hospital surfaces with copper helped battle microbes and the infections they spread.
Nanoscale Defenses
Nanoscale Defenses
Edward D. Marks and Steven Smith | May 1, 2016
Coating hospital surfaces, surgical equipment, patient implants, and water-delivery systems with nanoscale patterns and particles could curb the rise of hospital-acquired infections.
Venter Enters the Consumer Genomics Biz
Venter Enters the Consumer Genomics Biz
Bob Grant | Sep 22, 2015
The genomic entrepreneur has struck a deal with a South African health insurer to sequence the exomes of its customers.
Pharma and Biotech Firms Hacked
Pharma and Biotech Firms Hacked
Kerry Grens | Dec 2, 2014
Cyberspies have broken into the e-mails of a number of publicly traded companies, most of which are in health care and pharmaceuticals.
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.
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.