Britain's health watchdog has given the green light for an innovative one-dose breast cancer treatment to be provided by the NHS. It gives thousands of patients hope for a fast recovery by potentially avoiding traditional weeks-long radiotherapy sessions.
A 6 year-old boy from Florida born with right arm deficiency has received a prosthetic replacement. Now climbing a tree and catching a ball will be easier for him. Students from Florida University made it on a 3D printer for just $350 in just 8 weeks.
Google’s research arm is planning an initial study of 175 people to collect anonymous health data from biological samples like blood and saliva in the process of creating individual genome databases that could eventually help fend off illness or disease.
As droughts have ravaged the western US for over a decade, much of the water loss has come from underground resources in the Colorado River Basin, a new study has found. The water loss may pose a greater threat to the West than previously thought.
A group of scientists say they might have found a way to detect if alien life exists on faraway planets. First, however, they’ll have to find out if extraterrestrials pollute as much as the inhabitants of Earth.
The Russian space agency Roscosmos is struggling to re-establish contact with the Foton-M satellite, launched last Saturday. The spacecraft is not responding to commands from the ground, probably indicating mission failure.
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's bioterror laboratory has resigned after dozens of government employees were potentially exposed to anthrax at the Atlanta facility last month.