A new research breakthrough has enabled scientists to grow human tissue to repair or replace organs, and someday, maybe even limbs. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports.
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel has recommended for the first time that boys and young men get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, known as HPV, to protect them from cancers resulting from sexual activity. Jeffrey Brown discusses…
In "Last Train Home" filmmaker Lixin Fan documents the migration of millions of Chinese workers during the Chinese New Year -- the largest human migration in the world -- through the prism of one family. This documentary is part of…
Science correspondent Miles O'Brien goes head-to-circuit board with IBM's computer Watson on the game show "Jeopardy!" to explore the limits of language and artificial intelligence for machines.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius explains how the Obama administration is approaching its plans to reform the health care system and address Medicare's mounting funding woes.
New studies reveal that "brown fat," a type of fat scientists previously thought disappeared after infancy, can burn large amounts of calories if activated by cold temperatures. An author of one study explains the discovery and its possible medical applications.
President Barack Obama moved Monday to lift funding limits on embryonic stem cell research. Experts weigh how the decision fits into the president's broader approach to science.
By PBS NewsHour
The World Health Organization confirmed Thursday that a teenager who died on Jan. 17 in northern Iraq tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus, making the war-torn country the seventh to report a human case of the deadly disease.
By PBS NewsHour
Turkey announced Wednesday its first two human cases, one of them fatal, of the deadly H5N1 strain of the bird flu, marking the virus' first occurrence in people outside Southeast Asia and China.
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