Theranos avoids bankruptcy thanks to a last-minute loan
The once-hyped blood-testing outfit has to meet key conditions, though.
Lab-grown stem cells may carry an increased risk of cancer
Cutting-edge treatments can come with unexpected concerns.
Biotech companies get permission to test brain death reversal
The trial is a long shot, but it raises the hope of reviving people once thought lost.
This 'Plant Lamp' uses bacteria to generate electricity
Researchers in Peru have figured out how to use plants to make electricity
Genome testing is now easy, fast and pretty
Genome testing gear doesn't get a lot of love. Like a lot of lab equipment, it tends to be ugly an...
Apple and Microsoft help form lobby group opposing attempts to kill software patents (update: not lobbying)
Few would object to legislative attempts to stop patent trolls in their tracks. However, several c...
DARPA's new division takes biotechnology to the battlefield
DARPA knows that soldiers need more than the latest gadgets to fight effectively -- they need to s...
Calico: a new Google company focused on extending life expectancy
Google's making a long-term business bet that, at first glance, may seem out of the ordinary: it's...
Nano-machines built to mimic human muscle could help power cyborgs, keep the OSI budget down
At today's prices, building a Six Million Dollar Man would cost around $31 million. Of course, bei...