Part of what makes HIV such a nasty virus is that it attacks our immune system, which is what we have around to keep viruses from attacking us. We may have just figured out how to keep HIV from exploiting our immune response, meaning that our bodies could fight it off just like any other virus.
Ever since the accidental discovery of penicillin, we've had ways of being able to deal with bacterial infections. With viral infections, like when you get a cold, all we can really do is suck it up and treat the symptoms, but a new type of drug may be able to tackle any virus, even the ones we haven't met yet.
Being sick sucks. And while we can't always cure what ails us, researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have figured out where that general feeling of lousiness we get when we're stick actually comes from, and they think they can make it go away.
This only works on mice so far, but researchers have discovered that altering a specific protein in the brain can pinpoint and delete traumatic memories on a molecular level.
Here's some good news or bad news depending on how you look at it. The good news is that birth control pills could soon be replaced by a simple gel that works even if you rub it on your shoulders. The bad? The daily moisturizing routine could get a lot more stressful.
For the current crop of state-of-the-art prosthetic arms, you have to control the fingers and finer movements with your feet. It takes a lot of getting used to and is completely unlike using a normal arm. But a new model...
One of the big dangers of open wounds is infection — when bacteria get in and generally make a bad situation a lot worse. Now a group of Chinese scientists have figured out a way to make bandages with built-in bacteria barriers.
For the first time ever, rats implanted with lab-grown lungs were able to breathe and oxygenate their blood. It's a huge step towards being able to grow organs for people who need replacements, ending the need for live-patient transplants.
Scientists are getting closer to being able to create an image of whatever you're picturing your mind. This is either completely amazing or absolutely terrifying. Maybe a little bit of both.To construct their model, the researchers used an fMRI machine,...
If you hate needles when you need to have blood drawn by a doctor, something tells me that having a robot man the needle instead isn't going to rid you of your phobia. Instead, it might just add a fear...