- Using CRISPR to fix disease-causing mutations in embryos, changing the way scientists think about Alzheimer’s disease and should you be worried about mad cow disease?
September 22, 2017
BY: Jillian Scola
- Some drugs developed for one condition are later found to be more effective on another. The most famous example is Viagra. Here's some other examples.
September 5, 2017
BY: Mary Parker
- Preservatives are one of the most essential ingredients in a cosmetic or personal care product: their primary role is to control the growth of microorganisms.
September 19, 2017
BY: Deidre Mitchell
- Are intestinal bugs bad news for multiple sclerosis patients, a look at one of the animal kingdom’s most distinctive features and why Selena Gomez might have been at high risk
September 15, 2017
BY: Jillian Scola
- Forty-eight sites are packaging 1 million meals today for Rise Against Hunger. The non-profit's ultimate goal is to put itself out of business.
September 14, 2017
BY: Mary Parker
- How a drug that sparked over 10,000 cases of severe limb reduction in children changed the field of toxicology testing.
September 13, 2017
BY: Alan Hoberman
- An aphrodisiac for single-celled organisms, a new therapy may lead to stronger bones and why screening for prostate cancer really makes a difference.
September 8, 2017
BY: Jillian Scola
- New research suggests the mosquito-borne virus be a potential weapon against glioblastomas
September 5, 2017
BY: Eureka Staff

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A recent study linked the makeup of the gut to MS. What other diseases have been linked to the gut microbiome?


- From zebrafish to diseases-in-a-dish, scientists are seeking alternative routes to find treatments for difficult, incurable diseases
August 29, 2017
BY: Regina McEnery