Medical Sciences

Medical Sciences advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease, but they also help us prevent disease in the first place. Too numerous to name, the medical sciences continuously make miraculous breakthroughs that extend lifetimes and expand our ability to experience life.

Science Now: Episode 60

This week's episode examines an engineering breakthrough in Type 1 diabetes that could help dogs and humans alike; targeted reading programs that rewire the brains reading circuitry; and finally, explores hidden ice history discovered beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Why can it be so hard to decide on lunch?

A new study conducted at reveals new insights into choice overload, including the parts of the brain responsible for it and how many options the brain actually prefers when it is making a choice

Smart prosthetic ankle takes fear out of rough terrain

A new prosthetic ankle, developed by a team at Vanderbilt University, has a tiny motor, actuator, sensors and chip that work together to either conform to the surface that the foot is contacting or remain stationary, depending on what the user needs

Can scientists sequence DNA in 100 seconds?

Researchers are developing new methods for sequencing entire strands of DNA from humans or bacteria in just 100 seconds, which could lead to transformative advances in biology and medicine