Humans are living longer than ever before. But does our species have a fixed shelf life, or could we prolong our lives indefinitely?…
By Eric Boodman, STAT
A team of biologists and chemists hopes that this alien environment might prod these floral cosmonauts into producing new and improved molecules for drugs.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
Transmission of the deadly virus appears to have stopped — though it is not yet time to pull back on the response operation.
By Ike Swetlitz, STAT
The idea of changing a key mission of the FDA comes amid a turf war between the FDA and the USDA over the regulation of genetically engineered animals.
By Sharon Begley, Andrew Joseph, STAT
The National Institutes of Health will shut down a controversial industry-funded study of moderate drinking and heart disease after a task force found severe ethical and scientific lapses in the study’s planning and execution, the agency’s director said Friday.
Tech giants have developed speech recognition and machine learning technologies that allow doctors to automatically transcribe audio recordings.
Dr. Thomas Parran Jr. has been called an architect of the syphilis experiments on black men and women in Tuskegee, Alabama.
The unusual manner in which the Golden State Killer case was cracked has sparked wonderment — as well as privacy concerns about genetic information.
By Kate Sheridan, STAT
An analysis of more than five years of Medicare Part D and Medicaid prescription data found that after states legalized weed, the number of opioid prescriptions and the daily dose of opioids went way down.
By Casey Ross, STAT
Production of injectable opioids has nearly ground to a halt due to manufacturing problems, creating a shortage of staple medications used to treat a wide array of patients.
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