Our immune cells, in particular, are always on the move, constantly patrolling the body for foreign invaders. For reasons that scientists don’t fully understand, the immune system sometimes becomes confused, sending a fleet of fighters to attack the body’s own tissues and organs. The result...
Health of Tomorrow
Every living being from fungi to frogs has an internal clock that normally runs on a 24-hour cycle. In humans, this master clock resides in a tiny region of the brain’s hypothalamus and controls everything from hunger and sleep patterns to daily hormone fluctuations and body temperature.In...
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.
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.
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.
Taking a design cue from the animal world, mimicking a porcupine quill might help make a more effective—and less painful—needle.
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.