Researchers turn to physics, not just chemistry, to help break down bacterial cell membranes and fight infections.
Scientists from Harvard and Tufts create silk screws and plates for use in healing bone fractures. Unlike their steel counterparts, these could dissolve in the body and even be used to deliver antibiotics.
Researchers in Vienna have developed a technique to quickly distinguish between strains of staph infection bacteria that can cause chronic infections and those that cannot.
An injured kitten picked up by a shelter gets another shot at life, and due to a pirate-themed picture going viral, the feline could become the next big Internet hit.
Working with the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Big Blue has come up with a "hydrogel" that can beat back the bacteria that cause many deadly infections.
Combat bacteria and radiation with these stylish leather cell phone cases.
Telemedicine -- when patients visit doctors over video chat -- is becoming more popular. But there are challenges for the tech providers in keeping patient information confidential. CNET's Kara Tsuboi profiles one Silicon Valley firm that's working to keep things private.
A new gel developed for medical practitioners glows under ultraviolet light when bacterias such as Salmonella and E.Coli are present.
Researchers find pathogens on 40 percent of hospital patient cell phones--with a small number of devices testing positive for "worrisome" drug-resistant bacteria--and call for infection control.
The same tools video game designers use to guide players through games can be harnessed to improve healthcare delivery.