Diseases

you don't want that

When an AI Invents Diseases, You End Up With 'Penis Arthritis'

Research scientist Janelle Shane trained a neural network to make up fake diseases.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.5.17
humans of the year

Christine Curry Is Helping Expecting Mothers With Zika Prepare For an Uncertain Future

The Florida doctor is one of the leaders in the fight against the debilitating disease.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
4.12.17
Health

New Antibody Neutralizes Nearly Every HIV Strain

NIH scientists find most potent, wide-reaching HIV antibody so-far known.
Michael Byrne
11.20.16
disease

Medieval Leprosy Is Spreading Among UK Red Squirrels

Leprosy has been gone from the UK for decades, but it may have been just in hiding.
Michael Byrne
11.10.16
Health

Iron Nanoparticles Trigger Immune System Offensive Against Cancer

An accidental discovery offers new immunotherapy hope.
Michael Byrne
9.26.16
Health

Why Isn't the Global Rate of HIV Infection Declining?

Fewer people are dying, but the HIV infection rate has stayed the same since 2005.
Michael Byrne
7.27.16
depression

This Desert Town Is Full of People With a Mysterious Disease

Snowflake, Arizona has become an oasis for the afflicted.
Sarah Emerson
7.13.16
DNA

Neanderthal Inbreeding Made Some Humans Weaker Today

Harmful mutations in Neanderthals' genome left some humans today with a genetic burden.
Sarah Emerson
6.6.16
vr

Excedrin, I Don’t Want Your Migraine AR Simulator, I Just Want Better Drugs

Why does this exist?
Sarah Emerson
4.8.16
Health

WHO Releases Its (Now) Annual List of the Nine Most Dire Epidemic Threats

An unpleasant bunch ranging from Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever to standbys MERS and SARS
Michael Byrne
12.12.15
News

The First Test Tube Puppies Have Been Born

After decades of research and attempted trials, in-vitro fertilization (IVF) had been carried out successfully in a dog for the first time.
Matthew Braga
12.9.15
climate change

All the Ways Birds Are Getting Screwed by Climate Change

Rising sea levels, food shortages, disease and more.
Matthew Braga
12.1.15
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