Topic : Healthcare Innovation

  • Influenza virus cells are high-lighted through a florescent microscope at the WHO National Influenza Center in Bangkok Forum Article

    How does the flu virus make us sick?

    Viral infections always follow a similar course. The pathogen infiltrates the host cells and uses their… more

  • The ETH researcher’s measuring equipment with diamond in the centre. Forum Article

    A high-resolution MRI breakthrough

    For the first time, researchers have succeeded to detect a single hydrogen atom using magnetic resonance… more

  • To match Special Report SCIENCE/GENOME Forum Article

    How can philanthropy transform medicine?

    This month, Melinda and I joined hundreds of scientists for a meeting in Seattle. The topic we discussed is… more

  • Laboratory technicans of the company Icon Genetics prepare proteines from Tobacco plants (Nicotiana benthamiana) for weighing in a laboratory in Halle Young Global Leaders Video

    How does the Ebola virus work?

    Genetic sequencing can help track the spread and adaptation of viral outbreaks such as Ebola and Lassa… more

  • A graduate student stains rodent Parkinsonian brain sections Forum Article

    Why drug research is under threat

    This is the best of times for biomedical research. New drugs, medical devices, and diagnostic… more

  • Human genetic material is stored at a laboratory in Munich Forum Article

    A step towards personalised cancer treatments

    Sequencing the genomes of tumor cells has revealed thousands of genetic mutations linked with cancer… more

  • MIT-Friction-Finder-01 Forum Article

    A new way of targeting cancer cells

    Nature has developed a wide variety of methods for guiding particular cells, enzymes, and molecules to… more

  • Children sit during a morning assembly at a school Forum Article

    Do good things come to those who wait?

    It’s an iconic test of willpower: sit a child down in front of a marshmallow, tell the child that he/she… more

  • A nurse poses for a photo in a trauma center of the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi October 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman Forum Article

    Why fighting corruption is key to improving healthcare

    In a sector that is scarce and expensive to begin with, corruption can mean the difference between life and… more

  • A man washes hands at facility outside Green Pharmacy, Area 8, in Abuja Forum Article

    Why we need to rethink drug trials for diseases like Ebola

    The Ebola crisis brings into sharp contrast the importance of appropriate regulation for trials of new… more

  • Scientist prepares protein samples for analysis in a lab at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton Forum Article

    Is evidence-based medicine broken?

    Evidence-based medicine, as David Sackett and his colleagues wrote in 1996, is “the conscientious… more

  • A girl gets an influenza vaccine at Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston Forum Article

    Should similar patients get similar healthcare?

    Those watching the delivery of healthcare regularly decry unwarranted or  inappropriate variation in… more

  • How toothbrushes can cut the cost of healthcare Forum Article

    Can a visit to the dentist help you fight disease?

    Would any of us, given the chance, trade a few pennies of healthcare costs for a dollar of future… more

  • Laboratory assistant examines blood sample inside laboratory in Siliguri Forum Article

    Why an HIV vaccine and cure may not be far off

    An ounce of prevention, Benjamin Franklin famously said, is worth a pound… more

  • Professor Oldhafer prepares for liver surgery with support of tablet computer at Asklepios Hospital Hamburg-Barmbek Forum Event

    Digital will tear apart healthcare – and rebuild it

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • Mark Pollock walking Young Global Leaders Article

    My robotic legs and the frontiers of innovation

    How do you lead in a crisis: a disaster on Mount Everest, an oil spill, a collapse trapping 33 Chilean… more

  • A laser-etched lead crystal glass artwork entitled Memory of a Brain Malformation is seen at an exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London Forum Article

    Will we ever understand the human brain?

    Will we ever get our minds around the brain? We know what it’s made of (77% water, for a start) and… more

  • Counterfeit steroids seized by the U.S. Customs & Border Protection is seen at the agency’s offices at John F. Kennedy Airport Social Entrepreneurs Event

    Fighting the scourge of fake medicines

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China