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The Hard Truth: What Viagra Was Really Intended For
History

The Hard Truth: What Viagra Was Really Intended For

The original idea for Pfizer's famous little thrill pill has nothing to do with keeping it up.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Coming Soon: A Simple Blood Test That Can Detect All Kinds of Cancer
Health

Coming Soon: A Simple Blood Test That Can Detect All Kinds of Cancer

The so-called 'liquid biopsies' are opening up new doors in medicine.
Is This the Biggest Advancement in Diabetes Management Since the Insulin Pump?
Health

Is This the Biggest Advancement in Diabetes Management Since the Insulin Pump?

A well-designed printing process can help low-income diabetics get the care they need.
This Innovative Cap Helps Chemotherapy Patients Keep More Hair
Health

This Innovative Cap Helps Chemotherapy Patients Keep More Hair

The FDA approved the DigniCap for use in the U.S. this week.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
These Glowing Bandages Can Reduce the Chances of Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs
Medicine

These Glowing Bandages Can Reduce the Chances of Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs

The experimental bandage glows green when it comes into contact with unfriendly bacteria, alerting medical staff when a wound is infected.
Innovation Can Happen in Small But Meaningful Ways
Innovation

Innovation Can Happen in Small But Meaningful Ways

When a surgeon decided to try something new four decades ago, it changed the face of a sport.
Ray Hennessey
An Algae Serum Is Being Used to Treat Wounded Animals -- And Humans Could Be Next
Science

An Algae Serum Is Being Used to Treat Wounded Animals -- And Humans Could Be Next

Created by a 22-year-old New York University student, Vetigel stops bleeding in seconds.
Carly Okyle
Ebola Vaccine Shown to Be 'Highly Effective'
Medicine

Ebola Vaccine Shown to Be 'Highly Effective'

Interim analysis of a trial to protect against the deadly disease has been shown to, thus far, be successful.
Catherine Clifford
In a World of High-Tech Health Care, This Book of Ancient Medicine Seeks to Keep Things Old School
Medicine

In a World of High-Tech Health Care, This Book of Ancient Medicine Seeks to Keep Things Old School

A conservation group is helping a tribe in South America's rainforests preserve their healing knowledge for the next generation.
Carly Okyle
Artificial Blood Transfusions Could Be a Reality By 2017
Health

Artificial Blood Transfusions Could Be a Reality By 2017

The U.K.'s National Health Service plans to begin early phase clinical trials in two years.
Laura Entis
This MIT Grad Is Changing Medicine With a Needle-Covered Pill
Medicine

This MIT Grad Is Changing Medicine With a Needle-Covered Pill

Once he explains how it works, the idea is easy to swallow.
Carly Okyle
Google's Next Goal: Trying to Improve Robot-Assisted Surgery
Google

Google's Next Goal: Trying to Improve Robot-Assisted Surgery

Through a new partnership with Johnson & Johnson, Google is coming to an operating room near you.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
5 Remarkable Facts About the Future of Health Care
Health Care

5 Remarkable Facts About the Future of Health Care

'The robot doctor' sounds like the title of a sci-fi movie. But it's just one future trend that entrepreneurs should know about in this changing industry.
Asha Saxena