Bioengineers who are trying to grow replacement human tissues and organs are at the forefront of biomedicine. But you may be surprised by some of the materials they are using for this endeavor.
Fat-shaming is as ineffective as it is cruel. The bullying tactic also ignores the biological factors underlying obesity, which are not always under a person's control.
Fungi live in everyone's gut – but now a new study reveals that this colonization may begin before birth.
Nearly half of patients with congestive heart failure who are hospitalized and then discharged end up back in the hospital within 90 days. Could a toilet seat help prevent this from occurring?
The 'turf war' between doctors and pharmacists we see in current debates has a long history.
Stem cells show much promise, both for testing drugs and for treating disease. But the hype around them has been dangerous, as most treatments are in very experimental stages and can cause harm.
How is NASA preparing astronauts for high-stress living on the Moon? Turns out the answer is by living in undersea bases just off the coast of Florida in a lab known as Aquarius Reef Base.
Artificial intelligence holds great promise for medicine, but safeguards are needed to ensure it does not harm patients.
Are more technologically advanced prosthetics and orthotics actually better for improving health? Or do we just think they are better? And most importantly, how do we figure it out?
The idea behind regenerative medicine is that the patient is both the donor and recipient of healthy tissue grown from stem cells. But sometimes the transplanted cells are rejected. Now we know why.
A woman recently died from Legionnaires' disease at an Atlanta hotel. Why? The cause is known and the disease is largely preventable. Yet the number of cases in the US continue to rise.
Almost all drugs are tested in living animals before human clinical trials. But most of the time what works in mice doesn't work in humans. That's why lab-grown human livers may be so valuable.
Space missions are dangerous. But when it comes to long missions, radiation may be the greatest threat to astronauts' health.
Many articles describe the rise of superbugs - bacteria that are resistant to antibiotic drugs - as inevitable. But society has the knowledge to stop the spread of these microbes.
Rules against celebrity endorsements of medicines are there to protect consumers – it doesn't matter how many followers influencers have.
Our body is able to regulate its temperature very effectively, but heat waves can damage certain organs if we are not careful…
What happens when babies are born critically ill and the doctors have no idea what is wrong? Some argue that a controversial tool called whole genome sequencing may help find the cause.
Superfast DNA analysis is now being used to crack medical mysteries when physicians can't figure out whether an infectious microbe is causing the disease.
Only one Canadian discovery has brought home a Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. But, like winning another Stanley Cup, Canadians should not give up hope.
It is not always easy to identify who needs palliative care.