President Obama on Monday ended his predecessor's policy of restricting the use of federal funds for embryonic stem cell research.
Frontline correspondent Dave Iverson recently learned he has Parkinson's disease, like his father and brother before him. Iverson discusses his personal struggle and the latest medical research.
A report released Monday revealed that the mysterious illness affecting veterans exposed to toxins during the 1991 Gulf War is real, making it easier for military personnel to seek federal aid. Research advisory committee chairman James Binns details the findings.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The Arctic ice cap has melted to a point that exceeds the 2005 level -- previously the second lowest on record -- and could surpass the record this year, scientists at the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center have…
By PBS NewsHour
Researchers grew beating rat hearts in a lab using heart cells from newborn rats grafted to the scaffolding of hearts from dead rats, according to a study released Sunday.
Biomarkers, changes in a protein that indicate the progression of a disease, hold promise for different fields of medicine. NewsHour health correspondent Susan Dentzer reports on the use of biomarkers in the early detection of cancer.
A new tool for medical research, the Allen Brain Atlas, provides a three-dimensional catalog of all the genes active in the brain and has revealed clues to diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Lou Gehrig's, as well as conditions such…
A new study says early screening could save the lives of thousands of smokers. Despite the finding, some in the medical community question both the cost and accuracy of the test. Health correspondent Susan Dentzer explains the findings.
Medical researchers have created the first genetic map of colon and breast cancer, revealing that nearly 200 mutated genes that were previously unknown help tumors grow and spread. Meanwhile, breast cancer rates in the United States have started to fall.
Scientists have announced a new method of extracting stem cells from embryos, but it has done little to quell ethical concerns about the research. Two experts debate the ramifications of the new procedure.
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