Disease

01.12.17
ICYMI: A medical breakthrough inspired by a kids toy
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ICYMI: A medical breakthrough inspired by a kids toy

Just 20 cents and a little elbow grease is all it takes to diagnose blood-borne diseases.

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12.29.16
Simple breath test can detect cancer and 16 other diseases
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Simple breath test can detect cancer and 16 other diseases

Using gold nanoparticles and AI, a device correctly diagnosed 86 percent of patients.

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10.02.16
HIV researchers edge closer to a cure
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HIV researchers edge closer to a cure

An experimental treatment appears to have erased all traces of the virus, but the jury's still out.

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09.27.16
Measles has been eliminated in the Americas, according to WHO
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Measles has been eliminated in the Americas, according to WHO

It has stopped appearing on both continents, but foreign visitors continue to bring it back in.

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06.24.16
MIT: More collaboration is needed to fight disease
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MIT: More collaboration is needed to fight disease

Medicine crosses so many fields that government must coordinate and fund research.

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03.30.16
Drones deliver sterile insects to tackle disease in Ethiopia
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Drones deliver sterile insects to tackle disease in Ethiopia

They reduce the tsetse fly population and stop the spread of trypanosomiasis.

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