The Superpowers of Genetically Modified Pigs
The Superpowers of Genetically Modified Pigs
Scientists have engineered swine that pollute less, fend off disease, and produce more meat, but you won’t find them outside experimental farms . . . yet.
The Superpowers of Genetically Modified Pigs
The Superpowers of Genetically Modified Pigs

Scientists have engineered swine that pollute less, fend off disease, and produce more meat, but you won’t find them outside experimental farms . . . yet.

Scientists have engineered swine that pollute less, fend off disease, and produce more meat, but you won’t find them outside experimental farms . . . yet.

prodrug, microbiology, disease & medicine
Scientists Can’t Agree on What’s Making Pistachio Trees Sick
Scientists Can’t Agree on What’s Making Pistachio Trees Sick
Catherine Offord | Aug 1, 2018
A new study ignites debate on the cause of pistachio bushy top syndrome, a disease that has crippled farms in California, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Opinion: Learning from Immunotherapy’s Recent Failures
Opinion: Learning from Immunotherapy’s Recent Failures
Luis Felipe Campesato | Aug 1, 2018
The promise of immunotherapy is real. We now need to figure out how to maximize the number of patients the approach benefits.
CRISPR Inches Toward the Clinic
CRISPR Inches Toward the Clinic
Shawna Williams | Aug 1, 2018
The gene-editing technology is already in trials for some rare conditions, with more human testing on the horizon.
New Species of Ebola Discovered
New Species of Ebola Discovered
Catherine Offord | Jul 31, 2018
The Bombali Ebola virus was identified in bats in Sierra Leone, and there’s no evidence that it has infected people or causes human disease.
Monkeys Pass on Brain Activity Patterns Linked to Anxiety
Monkeys Pass on Brain Activity Patterns Linked to Anxiety
Ashley Yeager | Jul 30, 2018
Humans might also inherit such brain changes, a new study suggests.
UK to Legalize Medicinal Cannabis
UK to Legalize Medicinal Cannabis
Catherine Offord | Jul 27, 2018
Patients will be able to access the drug with a prescription, and there are no plans to allow for recreational use.
Alzheimer’s Drug Slows Symptoms, Reduces Plaques
Alzheimer’s Drug Slows Symptoms, Reduces Plaques
Kerry Grens | Jul 26, 2018
In a clinical trial, patients on the highest injected dose had 30 percent less cognitive decline over time than people on a placebo.
Ultrasound Opens Blood-Brain Barrier in Alzheimer’s Patients
Ultrasound Opens Blood-Brain Barrier in Alzheimer’s Patients
Ashley Yeager | Jul 26, 2018
A Phase 1 clinical trial shows the noninvasive technique is safe and could aid in the delivery treatments to the brain.
Mars Has a Lake of Liquid Water: Study
Mars Has a Lake of Liquid Water: Study
Ashley Yeager | Jul 25, 2018
Radar data indicate that the Red Planet’s southern polar ice sheets cover a 20-kilometer-wide body of water.