The world's rivers are contaminated with antibiotics, new study shows
By Kara Fox | May 27, 2019
The world's rivers are widely contaminated with antibiotics, according to a new global study, the first of its kind.
Gene Hackers: The Young Biotech Entrepreneurs Looking To Make Billions By Editing Life Itself
By Ellie Kincaid and Michela Tindera | May 14, 2019
When Rachel Haurwitz started her biology Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, the award-winning biochemist Jennifer Doudna suggested Haurwitz investigate part of a bacterial immune system.
'Bubble Boys' Cured in Medical Breakthrough Using Gene Therapy
By Michelle Cortez | Apr 17, 2019
St. Jude researchers license technology to Mustang Bio in hopes of bringing treatment to market.
In a Poor Kenyan Community, Cheap Antibiotics Fuel Deadly Drug-Resistant Infections
By Andrew Jacobs and Matt Richtel | Apr 7, 2019
Four days after her toddler's health took a turn for the worse, his tiny body racked by fever, diarrhea and vomiting, Sharon Mbone decided it was time to try yet another medicine.
Inside the Rio Grande Valley's Amputation Crisis
By Sophie Novack | Mar 1, 2019
Daniel Zamora still remembers the smell. At first he didn't realize anything was wrong. A small blister appeared on his left pinky toe where his sneaker rubbed against his skin.
H.I.V. Is Reported Cured in a Second Patient, a Milestone in the Global AIDS Epidemic
By Apoorva Mandavilli | Mar 4, 2019
Scientists have long tried to duplicate the procedure that led to the first long-term remission 12 years ago. With the so-called London patient, they seem to have succeeded.
Theranos: How a broken patent system sustained its decade-long deception
By Daniel Nazer | Mar 4, 2019
Op-ed: The patent bargain is seriously busted.
GoFundMe CEO: 'Gigantic Gaps' In Health System Showing Up In Crowdfunding
By Rachel Bluth | Jan 16, 2019
Scrolling through the GoFundMe website reveals seemingly an endless number of people who need help or community support. A common theme: the cost of health care.
Why Drugs That Work In Mice Don't Work In Humans
By Sarah Constantin | Nov 26, 2018
LRI conducts experiments on animals; currently, in particular, mice. We believe that this is worthwhile -- that is, we believe that whether a drug makes mice live longer tells us something meaningful about whether it will make people live longer.
Hit by a city bus - and hit with a $27,660 city hospital bill
By Sarah Kliff | Feb 19, 2019
As Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital promises better billing practices, more patients come forward to share their stories.