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Science Fact or Science Fiction? Exercise Is Bad for Arthritis

Science Fact or Science Fiction? Exercise Is Bad for Arthritis

Science Fact or Science Fiction? Exercise Is...

When it comes to the link between exercise and arthritis, the evidence from a wide range of studies strongly suggests that exercise not only improves function among people with arthritis but also helps them control pain better.

Scientists Mimic Human Organs on Microscopic ‘Chips’ That Enable Drug Testing

Scientists Mimic Human Organs on Microscopic ‘Chips’ That Enable Drug Testing

Scientists Mimic Human Organs on Microscopic ...

By mimicking the way organs operate in the body, the organ-on-a-chip can offer a more realistic and accurate way to test new drugs. 

Getting Life-Saving Medicines Over the Brain’s Security Wall

Getting Life-Saving Medicines Over the Brain’s Security Wall

Getting Life-Saving Medicines Over the Brain’s...

Among all the organs in our body, the brain is the only one to have its own security system. It’s called the blood–brain barrier. Science is helping cnacer treatment and other medicines breach the blood- brain barrier in novel ways.   

What a Porcupine Quill Can Teach Us About Making Better Needles

What a Porcupine Quill Can Teach Us About Making Better Needles

What a Porcupine Quill Can Teach Us About...

Taking a design cue from the animal world, mimicking a porcupine quill might help make a more effective—and less painful—needle.

How the Internet of Things Could Transform Parkinson’s Care

How the Internet of Things Could Transform Parkinson’s Care

How the Internet of Things Could Transform...

Project Blue Sky, a collaboration between Pfizer and IBM, is designed to harness the Internet of Things to track the exact details of a drug’s effectiveness by monitoring interaction with an individual’s system. 

The Future of Diabetes

The Future of Diabetes

The Future of Diabetes

The next generation of diabetes treatments involve overriding glucose absorption in the kidneys, an uptick in gut hormones, and ditching the finger prick. 

The Hidden Powers of Blood, Sweat, And Tears

The Hidden Powers of Blood, Sweat, And Tears

The Hidden Powers of Blood, Sweat, And Tears

Science is uncovering how our bodily fluids may contain important cures for diseases like cancer and sepsis, and unlock clues to our bodies.

Helium As Medical Mission Critical

Helium As Medical Mission Critical

Helium As Medical Mission Critical

Without helium — the second lightest element on Earth, used at Thanksgiving to lift skyscraper-size parade balloons — medical science might come to a standstill.

Could a Video Game Help Detect Alzheimer’s Disease?

Could a Video Game Help Detect Alzheimer’s Disease?

Could a Video Game Help Detect Alzheimer’s...

An IPad based game is pointing the way to the future of digital medicine to help detect Alzheimer's Disease.

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