Research shows why people with chronic illnesses turn to the ‘black...

Altruism and a lack of access and affordability are three reasons why people with chronic illnesses are turning to the "black market" for medicines...

Could common antihistamines become antidote to deadly chemical agent?

In March 2019, the FBI entered an Oklahoma City apartment and found massive amounts of dangerous chemicals. Among the chemicals was Phosgene oxime, or CX, one...

Many Patients are Unknowingly Taking Illegal Infertility Drugs, Research Finds

When having trouble conceiving, many women are willing to try a variety of measures to get pregnant. This might mean adopting a healthier diet...

Viral behavior linked to type 1 diabetes in high-risk children

New results from the Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study showed an association between prolonged enterovirus infection and the development of autoimmunity to...

New pancreatic cancer treatment by researchers eradicates disease in two weeks

In a potential breakthrough, an Israeli research group has developed a treatment for pancreatic cancer that results in 90% of cancerous cells being eradicated...

Micro implants could restore standing and walking

When Vivian Mushahwar first applied to grad school, she wrote about her idea to fix paralysis by rewiring the spinal cord. It was only after...

Stem cells’ role in medicine and research

What are stem cells and what role can they play in medicine and research? Stem cell research offers exciting possibilities in terms of regenerative...

Treating ‘suicidality’ as its own medical condition could spur research, better...

ne night in her Nashville apartment, Bre Banks read a comment from her boyfriend on Facebook. They were in a shaky spell, and his...

Treating ‘Collective Biologies’ Through Men’s HPV Research in Mexico

Abstract Medical testing assesses individual bodies, yet its effects reach beyond their boundaries. Building on insights from medical anthropology and STS regarding the co-construction of...

Study shows the progression of multiple sclerosis can be slowed

MS is a chronic disease of the central nervous system (CNS) that disrupts nerve signals between the brain and the rest of the body. While nearly 1 million people...