A new project at DARPA aims to improve people’s ability to learn new things by stimulating nerves in the neck or behind the ear.
By Ike Swetlitz, STAT
An artificial womb that could someday sustain extremely prematurely born infants has managed to keep baby sheep alive for four weeks.
By Lev Facher, STAT
As the White House and Republican-led Congress take aim at federal funding for health providers like Planned Parenthood that offer abortion services, some state lawmakers may step in to fill the breach.
By Megan Thielking, STAT
“These drug wholesalers and retailers have profited greatly by allowing the Cherokee Nation to become flooded with prescription opioids,” the lawsuit alleges.
By Kate Sheridan, STAT
The FDA issued its strongest level of drug warnings Thursday concerning opioid pain-reliever use in children.
By Andrew Joseph, STAT
On his podcast, six-year-old Nate Butkus has talked radiation with a US government scientist, evolution with a Harvard researcher, and, most recently, genome-editing with MIT’s Kevin Esvelt.
By Grace Rubenstein, STAT
Alzheimer's disease is the third leading cause of death in North Dakota, which is developing strategies to help family caregivers cope.
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong and his diagnostics company, NantHealth, have denied reports that they reaped benefits from a $12 million gift he made to support the University of Utah.
By Sharon Begley, STAT
The genetic testing company 23andMe received approval this week from regulators to sell genetic reports on an individual’s risk for 10 diseases, most prominently Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
Thousands of people in this northwestern corner of Arkansas, many of them working poor, are from a faraway constellation of islands. In all but the fewest cases they will never be able to qualify for Medicaid or Medicare under current…
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