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Watch Yourself: Device Data May Improve Parkinson's Research, Monitoring

August 15, 2014 | Comments

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) and Intel Corporation announced a collaboration aimed at improving research and treatment for Parkinson’s disease. Read more...                  

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Vitamin D Supplements Have Limited Benefit for Obese Teens

August 18, 2015 12:04 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The Mayo Clinic has been conducting a number of studies analyzing childhood obesity. Read more...


Small, Magnetic Robots Aim to Inject Drugs into the Bloodstream

July 1, 2015 4:38 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The team has been working on a system of “milirobots” that are capable of swimming through a person’s bloodstream or spinal fluid. Read more...


How Genomics is Being Used to Diagnose, Treat Cancer

June 16, 2015 8:51 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is currently hosting its annual conference on precision medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah. Read more...


How Amphetamine Helps You Focus

May 13, 2015 10:40 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

This video shows the effects ADD medication have on your brain. Read more...


Sierra Leone's Ebola Outbreak May Have Begun Earlier than Believed

May 6, 2015 9:01 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

The documentary tracks the history of the epidemic as it spread across West Africa. Read more...


The Evolution of Birth Control

February 20, 2015 11:23 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

This video shows how contraception has evolved over the years. Read more...                               


VIDEO: Drug Development in a Time of Ebola

December 8, 2014 10:04 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Comments

This video from the Forbes Healthcare Summit focuses on the drug development process during a time of ebola. Watch it here...                       


Why We Need Antibiotics

September 23, 2014 3:42 pm | Comments

Antibiotics revolutionized health care in the early 20th century, helping kill bacteria that once killed thousands of people. Read more...                                   


Afamelanotide Holds Promise as Vitiligo Treatment

September 19, 2014 8:30 am | Comments

A treatment regimen is safe and effective for restoring skin pigmentation in vitiligo patients, according to a new study. Read more...                                 


Chagas Disease Drug Candidate Hits Phase 2

August 13, 2014 2:27 pm | Comments

The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative announced the launch of a Phase 2 drug trial to test fexinidazole, a drug shelved in the 1980s and "rediscovered" by DNDi nearly a decade ago, for Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis) patients. Read more...


Clinical Trial Evaluates Safety of Stem Cell Transplantation in Spine

August 12, 2014 2:41 pm | Comments

Researchers have launched a clinical trial to investigate the safety of neural stem cell transplantation in patients with chronic spinal cord injuries. This Phase 1 clinical trial is recruiting eight patients for the five-year study. Read more...


Breath Reveals Hidden Image in Anti-Counterfeit Labels

August 7, 2014 1:00 pm | Comments

Counterfeit drugs, which at best contain wrong doses and at worst are toxic, are thought to kill more than 700,000 people per year. To fight back against counterfeiting, researchers have developed a way to make labels that change when you breathe on them, revealing a hidden image. Read more...


Gold Nanoparticles Penetrate Cells, Show Promise for Drug Delivery

July 21, 2014 3:09 pm | Comments

A special class of tiny gold particles can easily slip through cell membranes, making them good candidates to deliver drugs directly to target cells. Read more...                          


Protein Injection Halts Diabetes in Mice

July 17, 2014 1:36 pm | Comments

In mice with diet-induced diabetes—the equivalent of type 2 diabetes in humans—a single injection of the protein FGF1 is enough to restore blood sugar levels to a healthy range for more than two days. The discovery could lead to a new generation of diabetes drugs. Read more...


The Promise of Personalized Medicine: An Apples-to-Apples Approach

May 16, 2014 11:04 am | Comments

In our sixth video, Andrew Wiecek wraps up the discussion by taking a look at one of the therapeutic areas that could be significantly improved by personalized medicine: cancer. The approach is similar to comparing apples to apples, he says. Watch more...



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