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Researchers Uncover the Genetic Roots Behind Rare Vibration Allergy 82 comments
To Respond To a Disease Outbreak, Bring In the Portable Genome Sequencers 33 comments
Cheap At $40,000: Phoenix Exoskeleton Gives Paraplegics Legs to Walk With 37 comments
U.K. Researcher Receives Permission To Edit Genes In Human Embryos 64 comments
A Crowdfunding Site To Help Pay Patients' Medical Bills 285 comments
Six Missing HDDs Contain Health Information of Nearly a Million Patients 87 comments
US Regulators Find Serious Deficiencies At Theranos Lab 66 comments
Chronic Stress Could Lead To Depression and Dementia, Scientists Warn 60 comments
Zika Virus Outbreak Prompts CDC To Expand Travel Advisory 83 comments
Twins Study Finds No Evidence That Marijuana Lowers IQ In Teens 307 comments
Sensors Slip Into the Brain, Then Dissolve When Their Job Is Done 20 comments
New Ebola Case Emerges In Sierra Leone 19 comments
French Drug Trial Leaves One Brain Dead and Five Critically Ill 232 comments
Alfred Poor Talks About Health Wearables at CES (Video) 22 comments
Major Health Organization Stops Forcing Doctors To Adopt New Technology 111 comments
First Children Have Been Diagnosed In 100,000 Genomes Project 75 comments
New Jersey Rejects Request For Dolphin Necropsy Results, Cites "Medical Privacy" 228 comments
Gardasil Cleared of Anti-Vax Nonsense 508 comments
New Class of Sound Wave Gentle Enough To Use In Biomedical Devices 14 comments
UK Cuts Men's Recommended Weekly Alcohol To 14 Units 274 comments
Brazil Cautions Women To Avoid Pregnancy Over Zika Virus Outbreak 102 comments
The Network Revolution Needed For Remote Surgery 103 comments
Gene Editing Offers Hope For Treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 48 comments
DUI Charges Dismissed Against Woman Whose Body Brews Alcohol 259 comments
'Flexible' Working Can Keep You Stressed Out For Longer, Lead to Illness 151 comments
Dog With 3D-Printed Legs Gets an Upgrade 36 comments
Posture Affects Standing, and Not Just the Physical Kind 77 comments
Emergency Room Visits From Distracted Walking Skyrocket 142 comments
Allegations of Data Manipulation At Theranos 97 comments
Star Wars Fans and Video Game Geeks 'More Likely To Be Narcissists,' Study Finds 182 comments
Contradicting Previous Study, Cancer Risk Has Strong Environmental Component 54 comments
Study: Happiness Won't Extend Your Life After All 108 comments
1 in 3 Patients Will Have Their Healthcare Records Compromised 68 comments
Disease-Resistant Pigs Latest Win For Gene Editing Technology 125 comments
MIT Researchers Develop Triple Helix MicroRNA Cancer Treatment 29 comments
Prolonged Sitting and Poor Sleep Can Work Together To Shorten Your Life 115 comments
Researchers Are Developing Cure for Human Pain 151 comments
Google Proposes 'Needle-less' System For Drawing Blood 91 comments
Graphene Shows Promise For Super Strong Dental Fillings 75 comments
Take a Visual Tour of CyberKnife Radiosurgery 36 comments
Scientists Working To Extend Lifespan of Pets 209 comments
Why Electronic Health Records Aren't More Usable 117 comments
Mother Blames Wi-Fi Allergy For Daughter's Suicide 503 comments
The Brains of Men and Women Aren't Really That Different, Study Finds 163 comments
Xbox Kinect Technology Helps Create Higher-Quality X-Rays 14 comments
Swallow the Doctor: The Present and Future of Robots Inside Us 31 comments
Hospitals Can 3D Print a Patient's Vasculature For Aneurysm Pre-Op Practice 21 comments
Gene Drive Turns Mosquitoes Into Malaria Fighters 69 comments
Ransomware Expected To Hit 'Lifesaving' Medical Devices In 2016 108 comments
Telemedicine: The State of Telepresence In Healthcare 34 comments
A Post-Antibiotic Future Is Looming 137 comments
Scientists Grow Working Vocal Cord Tissue In the Lab 25 comments
AMA Calls For Ban On Direct-To-Consumer Advertising of Prescription Drugs 305 comments
DoJ Going After Makers of Dietary Supplement 161 comments
Microsoft To Provide New Encryption Algorithm For the Healthcare Sector 85 comments
Experimental Drug Targeting Alzheimer's Disease Shows Anti-Aging Effects 101 comments
Neurons Can Be Changed From One Type To Another, Communication Paths Rewired 31 comments
UK May Blacklist Homeopathy 287 comments
It's Way Too Easy To Hack the Hospital 116 comments
DNA Data From California Newborn Blood Samples Stored, Sold To 3rd Parties 187 comments
Stanford Creates Tricorder-Like Devices For Detecting Cancer and Explosives 34 comments
The Neuroscientist Who Tested a Brain Implant On Himself 58 comments
Controversial Company Offers a New Way To Make a Baby 80 comments
New vs. Old: a Comparison of 23andMe's Health Reports and the Raw Data 96 comments
Why New Antibiotics Never Come To Market 345 comments
3D Printed Objects Found Toxic To Fish Embryos 108 comments
Google Wants To Monitor Your Mental Health 105 comments
Chinese Hackers Targeted Insurer To Learn About US Healthcare 157 comments
FDA Approves Drug That Uses Herpes Virus To Fight Cancer 76 comments
The Popular Over-The-Counter Cold Medicine That Science Says Doesn't Work 310 comments
Drug Firm Offers $1 Version of $750 Daraprim Pill 168 comments
3D Printing Soft Body Parts: a Hard Problem That Just Got Easier 19 comments
Google Snapping Up Top Biomedical Talent 76 comments
3D-Printed Teeth Can Kill 99% of Dental Bacteria 120 comments
Experts Chime In To Explain Fukushima Thryoid Cancer Concerns 130 comments
Nurses Use Makerspace To Invent Custom Health Care Solutions 50 comments
First Cancer Case Confirmed From Fukushima Cleanup 138 comments
Why Aren't There Better Cybersecurity Regulations For Medical Devices? 99 comments
UK's Largest Online Pharmacy Sold Patients' Personal Data To Fraudsters 58 comments
Disruptive Bloodwork Startup May Offer Mostly Vaporware 174 comments
Maybe You Don't Need 8 Hours of Sleep After All 315 comments
In 26 Hours, Sick Newborns Go From Genome Scan To Diagnosis 92 comments
The Life-Saving Gifts of the World's Most Venomous Animal 49 comments
The Top Secret Chinese Military Project That Led To a Nobel Prize 73 comments
Study Finds Higher Rates of Premature Birth Near Fracking Sites 131 comments
Researchers Say Fukushima Child Cancer Rates 20-50x Higher Than Expected 143 comments
The Mutant Genes Behind the Black Death 132 comments
DNA Vaccine Sterilizes Mice, Could Lead To One-Shot Birth Control For Cats, Dogs 153 comments
3 Scientists Share Nobel For Parastic Disease Breakthroughs 36 comments
Legionnaires' Bacteria Reemerges In Previously Disinfected Cooling Towers 118 comments
The Decline of 'Big Soda': Is Drinking Soda the New Smoking? 570 comments
Researchers: Thousands of Medical Devices Are Vulnerable To Hacking 29 comments
Dormant Virus Wakes Up In Some Patients With Lou Gehrig's Disease 47 comments
Doctors On Edge As Healthcare Gears Up For 70,000 Ways To Classify Ailments 232 comments
Rare "Healthy" Smokers Lungs Explained 175 comments
Paralyzed Man Uses Own Brainwaves To Walk Again -- No Exoskeleton Required 35 comments
Fukushima: 1,600 Dead From Evacuation Stress 178 comments
An AI Hunts the Wild Animals Carrying Ebola 45 comments
The New Technique That Finds All Known Human Viruses In Your Blood 111 comments
Stem Cell-Derived Brain Mimics Predict Chemical Toxicity 16 comments
Coke Discloses Millions in Grants for Health Research and Programs 133 comments
Another Pharma Company Recaptures a Generic Medication 372 comments
The Ethical Issues Surrounding OSU's Lab-Grown Brains 190 comments
Re-Analysis of Medical Study Reverses Conclusions -- Paxil Unsafe For Teenagers 133 comments
More Time Outside Tied To Less Nearsightedness In Children 60 comments
Researchers Switch Neurons Off and On Using Noninvasive Ultrasound 37 comments
Damaged Spinal Cord "Rewires" Itself With Help of Electrical Stimulation 30 comments
UK Labour Party's Support For Homeopathy Grows 414 comments
Man Receives a Prosthetic Hand That Allows Him To Feel 45 comments
Big Pharma Hands Out Fitbits To Collect Better Personal Data 70 comments
Cancer Patient Receives 3D-Printed Titanium Sternum and Ribs 38 comments
Finding Hope In Cryonics, Despite Glacial Progress 87 comments
UK Researchers Developing Influenza-Resistant Birds 54 comments
Genes and Ancient Remedies May Help Fight Antibiotic Resistance 30 comments
Miami Installs Free Public Sunscreen Dispensers In Fight Against Cancer 210 comments
What Is Open Source Pharma (and Why Should You Care)? 165 comments
Dirty Farm Air May Ward Off Asthma In Children 112 comments
In New Study, HIV Prevention Pill Truvada Is 100% Effective 226 comments
Pentagon Halts Work at Labs For Dangerous Pathogens After Anthrax Scare 50 comments
Another Neurodegenerative Disease Linked To a Prion 53 comments
Completely Paralyzed Man Walks In Robotic Exoskeleton 23 comments
Brain-Eating Amoeba Scoffs At Chlorine In Water Pipes 151 comments
60,000 Antelope Died In 4 Days, and No One Knows Why 206 comments
UK Health Clinic Accidentally Publishes HIV Status of 800 Patients 65 comments
Can Living In Total Darkness For 5 Days "Reset" the Visual System? 155 comments
Hacking Medical Mannequins 35 comments
Lack of Sleep Puts You At Higher Risk For Colds, First Experimental Study Finds 86 comments
Sensor Predicts Which Donated Lungs Will Fail After Transplant 21 comments
Neurologist and Author Oliver Sacks Dead at 82 31 comments
Magnet-Steered Nano-Fish Could Deliver Drugs and Sweep Body Toxins 37 comments
French Woman Gets €800/month For Electromagnetic-Field 'Disability' 456 comments
Study: More Than Half of Psychological Results Can't Be Reproduced 257 comments
Most Healthcare Managers Admit Their IT Systems Have Been Compromised 122 comments
UNC Scientists Open Source Their Genomic Research 10 comments
US Scientists Successfully 'Switch Off' Cancer Cells 52 comments
'Gynepunks' DIY Gynecology For Underserved Women 59 comments
Is a Universal Flu Vaccine On the Horizon? 96 comments
Interviews: Dr. Tarek Loubani Answers Your Questions 10 comments
Mobile Phone Data Can Track the Spread of Infectious Diseases 21 comments
New Blood-Cleansing Device Removes Pathogens, Toxins From Blood 60 comments
MIT Researchers Discover "Metabolic Master Switch" To Control Obesity 381 comments
Intel's Collaborative Cancer Cloud, an Open Platform For Genome-Based Treatments 16 comments
Interviews: Ask Dr. Tarek Loubani About Creating Ultra-Low Cost Medical Devices 54 comments
Implanted Optogenetic Light Switch Lets Scientists Flip Neurons On and Off 26 comments
Breathing Beijing's Air Is the Equivalent of Smoking Almost 40 Cigarettes a Day 182 comments
WearDuino Uses Arduinos to Make Wearable Medical Sensors (Video) 14 comments
Could a Digital Pen Change How We Diagnose Brain Function? 23 comments
Registered Clinical Trials Make Positive Findings Vanish 118 comments
Health Watchdog To Bring Legal Action Against Soylent Over Lead, Cadmium Levels 135 comments
The Lingering Effects of Ebola 19 comments
Cheap, 3D-Printed Stethoscope Challenges Top-of-the-Line Model 179 comments
Clinical Trials Begin For Russia's First Medical Exoskeleton 26 comments
Brain Scan Predicts the Success of Social Anxiety Disorder Treatment 39 comments
IBM Drops $1 Billion On Medical Images For Watson 53 comments
Dr. Frances Kelsey, Who Saved American Babies From Thalidomide, Dies At 101 278 comments
USC Vs. UC San Diego In Fight Over Alzheimer's Research 120 comments
FDA Approves First 3D-Printed Drug Tablet 64 comments
Unicode Consortium Looks At Symbols For Allergies 194 comments
Non-Invasive Spinal Cord Stimulation Gets Paralyzed Legs Moving Again 26 comments
DoD Ditches Open Source Medical Records System In $4.3B Contract 186 comments
Death Toll at 4 In NYC Legionnaire's Outbreak 13 comments
One In Four Indiana Residents' E-Record Data Exposed in Hack 60 comments
Ebola Vaccine 100% Successful In Guinea Trial 118 comments
NY Judge Rules Research Chimps Are Not 'Legal Persons' 172 comments
The Biohacking Movement and Open Source Insulin 66 comments
James Jude, MD Co-inventor of CPR, Dies At 87 43 comments
8-Year-Old Makes History As First Pediatric Dual Hand Transplant Recipient 59 comments
Beyond Safety: Is Robotic Surgery Sustainable? 54 comments
Interviews: Dr. Temple Grandin Answers Your Questions 36 comments
Eye Drops Could Dissolve Cataracts 70 comments
Malaria Vaccine Passes Key Regulatory Hurdle 34 comments
Giving Doctors Grades Has Backfired 245 comments
How Drug Companies Seek To Exploit Rare DNA Mutations 93 comments
Tallying the Mistakes and Malfunctions of Robot Surgeons 64 comments
The Mystery of Acupuncture Partly Explained In Rat Study 159 comments
Study: Living Near Fracking Correlates With Increased Hospital Visits 132 comments
Scientology Group Urged Veto of Mental Health Bill 265 comments
Chinese Girl Receives Full Skull Reconstruction Via 3D Printing 99 comments
What Happens When Your Own Limb Is Almost Good Enough? 34 comments
MUMPS, the Programming Language For Healthcare 166 comments
The Cure Culture: Our Obsession With Cures That Are 'Just Around the Corner' 204 comments
Twitter Yanks Ads UK Activists Say Could Trigger Seizures 63 comments
Robot Performs Prostate Surgery Inside an MRI 64 comments
Most Doctors Work While Sick, Despite Knowing It's Bad For Patients 191 comments
Scientists Show Human Aging Rates Vary Widely 285 comments
How Bad User Interfaces Can Ruin Lives 288 comments
Ask Slashdot: Have You Tried a Standing Desk? 340 comments
Common Medications Sway Moral Judgment 132 comments
The Epidemic May be Over, But Liberia Has New Ebola Cases 11 comments
Depression: The Secret Struggle Startup Founders Won't Talk About 184 comments
Creating Bacterial "Fight Clubs" To Discover New Drugs 30 comments
Pass the Doritos, Scientists Develop Computer Game Targeted At Healthy Choices 81 comments
Despite Regulatory Nod, Cheap Ebola Test Still Undeployed 25 comments
Students Win Prize For Color-Changing Condoms That Detect STDs 171 comments
Supreme Court Upholds Key Obamacare Subsidies 591 comments
High-Fat, High-Sugar Diet Can Lead To Cognitive Decline 244 comments
NHS To Give Volunteers "Synthetic Blood" Made In a Laboratory Within Two Years 57 comments
Is the End of Government Acceptance of Homeopathy In Sight? 668 comments
The Science of Incivility 108 comments
Triggering a Mouse's Happy Memories With Lasers Gives It the Will To Struggle On 66 comments
Researchers Claim a Few Cat Videos Per Day Helps Keep the Doctor Away 59 comments
FDA Bans Trans Fat 851 comments
CDC: Americans Getting Heavier, Average Woman Weighs As Much As 1960s Man 409 comments
Monitoring Brain Activity With Mesh Electronics 31 comments
UW Researchers Prototype Sonar-Based Contactless Sleep Monitoring 40 comments
Why Our Brains Can't Process the Gravest Threats To Humanity 637 comments
Man With the "Golden Arm" Has Saved Lives of 2 Million Babies 97 comments
Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist Criticizes Role of Women In Labs 412 comments
Computer Modeling Failed During the Ebola Outbreak 193 comments
Robotic Assistive Devices For Independent Living 17 comments
Report: Evidence of Healthcare Breaches Lurks On Infected Medical Devices 42 comments
South Korea Tracks Mobile Phones Over MERS Outbreak 20 comments
Chinese Doctor Performs Head Transplants On Mice 203 comments
Rare 9-way Kidney Swap a Success 130 comments
New Test Could Reveal Every Virus That's Ever Infected You 74 comments
Diphtheria Returns To Spain For Lack of Vaccination 254 comments
How Biostamps Can Replace Clunky Biomedical Sensors 43 comments
Tiny Fantastic Voyage Inspired Robots Are Starting To Get Reasonably Mature 27 comments
The Artificial Pancreas For Diabetics Is Nearly Here 95 comments
Hacking Your Body Through a Nerve In Your Neck 82 comments
Florida Hospital Shows Normal Internet Lag Time Won't Affect Remote Robotic Surgeries 125 comments
Live Anthrax Shipped Accidentally To S Korea and US Labs 67 comments
Gene Testing Often Gets It Wrong 37 comments
A Ph.D Thesis Defense Delayed By Injustice 77 Years 134 comments
Bats' White-Nose Syndrome May Be Cured 89 comments
Sex-Switched Mosquitoes May Help In Fight Against Diseases 150 comments
Machine That "Uncooks Eggs" Used To Improve Cancer Treatment 39 comments
Nerve Cells Made From Blood Cells 40 comments
After a Year of Secret Field-Testing, Brain-Controlled Bionic Legs Are Here 50 comments
Forecasting the Next Pandemic 57 comments
Silk Road's Leader Paid a Doctor To Help Keep Customers Safe 110 comments
Genetically Engineered Yeast Makes It Possible To Brew Morphine 333 comments
Turtle Receives First-Ever 3D Printed Titanium Jaw Implant of Its Kind 71 comments
California Senate Approves School Vaccine Bill 545 comments
How Light at Night Affects Preschoolers' Sleep Patterns, Part Two (Video) 29 comments
How Light at Night Affects Preschoolers' Sleep Patterns (Video) 51 comments
Dissolvable Electronic Stent Can Monitor Blocked Arteries 27 comments
World Health Organization Has New Rules For Avoiding Offensive Names 186 comments
Researchers Discover Breakthrough Drug Delivery Method By Changing Shape of Pill 66 comments
WHO Declares Liberian Ebola Outbreak Over 39 comments
Brainwave-Reading Patents Spike On Increase In Commercial Mind-Reading Apps 29 comments
Ebola Lurked In Cured Patient's Eye 65 comments
Researcher: Drug Infusion Pump Is the "Least Secure IP Device" He's Ever Seen 83 comments
Apple's Plans For Your DNA 101 comments
The Medical Bill Mystery 532 comments
Hacking the US Prescription System 78 comments
Space Radiation May Alter Astronauts' Neurons 73 comments
Results Are In From Psychology's Largest Reproducibility Test: 39/100 Reproduced 174 comments
Who Owns Pre-Embryos? 374 comments
The Next Generation of Medical Tools May Be Home-brewed 70 comments
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