Topic : Healthcare Innovation

  • Health inspection and quarantine researchers work in their laboratory at an airport in Qingdao Forum Article

    Why do some people survive Ebola?

    Despite killing a majority of people it infects, some patients survive the onslaught of… more

  • research-RTXZ960-628×3301.jpg Forum Article

    A new step to understanding autoimmune diseases

    Scientists have created a molecular map that pinpoints genetic variants that play a role in 21 different… more

  • A DNA double helix in an undated artist’s illustration released by the National Human Genome Research Institute to Reuters Forum Article

    How genes are turned on and off

    A good helping of Carl Sagan and David Attenborough got me interested in science and the natural world as a… more

  • Radiologist examines brain X-rays of a patient at North Bengal Oncology Center on the outskirts of Siliguri Forum Article

    A new approach to fighting brain cancer

    Every year, about 100,000 Americans are diagnosed with brain tumors that have spread from elsewhere in the… more

  • Vaccines are placed on a tray inside the Taipei City Hospital Forum Article

    Can old drugs be given new uses?

    Development of new drugs for treatment of disease is an expensive, time-consuming and labour-intensive… more

  • 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