With the help of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC, a quadriplegic woman has been able to control a robot arm to feed herself chocolate.
Biologists at UC San Diego have genetically engineered algae to produce a complex and expensive human cancer treatment - raising hopes for the cheap mass production of this and other designer drugs.
A new hybrid printer can print out cartilage for implantation into victims of sporting and other injuries, say its developers.
A new device that allows blind patients to see words by stimulating the light-sensitive part of the eye has been developed by researchers.
In a major breakthrough for nanotechnology, Northwestern Medicine researchers have succeeded in stopping multiple sclerosis in its tracks.
Researchers have created a new artificial lens, made up of thousands of nanoscale polymer layers, that's almost identical to the lens in a human eye.
Researchers have created an experimental device that powers a pacemaker using only harvested energy from a beating heart.
It's been known for a while that severely restricting food intake can increase lifespan in some animals dramatically - but few people have been willing to take that step.
A device that sorts cells using acoustic waves could lead to the creation of miniature medical analytic devices that fit in a pocket.
The Food and Drug Administration has launched an awareness campaign to warn consumers that the vast majority of online pharmacies are offering counterfeit drugs.
The World Health Organization has issued an international alert after the discovery of a new respiratory illness similar to the Sars virus which swept the world in 2002.
There may be an easy way to discover whether your boss really is the psychopath you think he is - just ask him to help you choose aftershave.
Britain's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has today launched a public consultation over new IVF techniques that produce embryos which carry DNA from three people.
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory are levitating individual droplets of different pharmaceuticals, aiming to improve the drug development process.
It's been nearly ten years since the human genome was first decoded - and now scientists say they've finally mapped the underlying regulatory system that enables it to do its job.
Organic food isn't noticeably better for people's health, according to a meta-analysis of past studies carried out by Stanford University scientists.
An Australian woman has been the first recipient of a prototype bionic eye with 24 electrodes, which has succeeded in restoring some of her vision.
Harvard scientists have, for the first time, merged human tissue with a network of bio-compatible nanoscale wires to create 'cyborg tissue'.
We recently reported that drinking coffee may help prevent heart failure and even reduce the chances of developing basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer.
An international team of scientists has succeeded in blocking morphine and heroin addiction, while at the same time increasing pain relief.