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.
A recipe found in a ninth-century Anglo Saxon book of medical remedies has proven effective in killing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
By silencing a mechanism that allows cancer cells to reject anti-cancer drugs, a new breakthrough out of MIT and Harvard could dramatically increase the efficacy of treatment.
Researchers turn to physics, not just chemistry, to help break down bacterial cell membranes and fight infections.
The free iOS app Epocrates Bugs + Drugs uses aggregated electronic health record data and geotagging to help users see superbug prevalence as well as sensitivity to drugs.
A new method of recording brain activity affords scientists unprecedented monitoring -- and yes, it involves temporarily removing a portion of a patient's skull to insert packets of electrodes.
Scientists at the University of Washington say their approach would be more precise and less painful than the traditional skin test that uses a hypodermic needle.
Soft robotics, typically inspired by octopuses, starfish, and squid, could get a boon from plants thanks to a new hydrogel out of Berkeley.
A simple device could help researchers better observe how well different compounds fight the increasingly drug-resistant malaria parasite.
This summer, the Gates Foundation will present hygienic innovations developed through its Reinventing the Toilet Challenge.