Coca-Cola touts new ‘Ekocenters’ for water, medicine and WiFi

Coca-Cola recently announced plans to deploy Ekocenters in developing communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and North America. These one-stop shops will offer clean water, power, internet, vaccines, cooked meals, and yes, coke products, in places where all of the above are scarce resources.

Chimps exempted from almost all medical research

The US has significantly tightened its rules on the use of chimpanzees in medical research, ruling it out except for cases in which there's no other valid testing method.

Wireless power cuts cord for heart pump patients

Researchers at the University of Washington and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have developed a way of powering heart pumps wirelessly.

Video games help teach kids how to walk

There are video games to help you work out, improve memory, and obviously, just for plain fun. But what about advanced physical therapy video games?

Nanofiber spheres can carry cells into wounds to grow tissue

Scientists have made biodegradable polymers that can self-assemble into nanofiber spheres. They are injected into wounds to help cells form new tissue.

Brain researchers investigate nervous system repair with worms and fish

Worms and fish may be the key to helping people with injured nervous systems.

Medical researchers turning bacteria against themselves

Bacteria usually attack you with toxins designed to hijack or even kill host cells. To avoid self-destruction, bacteria possess a way of protecting themselves from their own toxins.

Swine flu shot likely causes narcolepsy in children study says

People around the world thought a simple vaccination would save their children from the H1N1 virus. Parents in Finland are finding out that the shot that was supposed to save their children might actually be harming them instead.

New painkiller offers no side effects or addictive qualities

An astonishing new painkiller has been developed at Stony Brook University. It boasts no side effects or addictive qualities and could be ready for consumption within a year or two.

Memory erasing drugs now in earliest stages

People who are haunted by visions of war and scenes of violence sometimes wish they could remove the bad memories from their minds. Medical researchers at Johns Hopkins University think that it may be possible someday.

Now your medicine might spy on you in the future

Getting tired of the global movement to spy on everyone, everywhere? Too bad - because it looks like your prescription pills are the next consumer item that will be modified to transmit data (spy) on you.

Team builds effective antibodies from plastic

UC Irvine researchers have created the first 'plastic antibodies' and  successfully tested them in mice.

'Nanospider' robots could target disease

Researchers have created and programmed robots the size of single molecules that can move independently and even make tiny products themselves.

Professor develops simple cancer test

A University of Missouri professor has developed a device that could test for some cancers as easily as a pregnancy test.