How To Build A Heart

One of the biggest questions facing modern medicine asks, What do we do when our body parts fail? Enter Nina Tandon, a scientist working to grow individualized body parts from a patient’s own stem cells. She started out developing pulsating tissue to repair hearts, but more recently, she’s been working on launching Epibone, a medical company that makes bones for you, by you.  

FEB 14, 2014 3:00 PM


The Truth About Antibiotics

Antibiotics have a reputation for being a cure-all. They’ve been prescribed for everything from cuts and scrapes to sore throats and gonorrhea, so it can be difficult to parse what, exactly, they fight. To make matters more confusing, phrases like “antibiotic resistance” and “post-antibiotic future” are increasingly popping up in the news cycle, painting a picture of a medically induced end of times.

FEB 19, 2014 4:15 PM

Cell Phones and Your Health: The 411

We're with our cell phones 24/7. If they're not in our purses or pockets, they're sitting on our nightstands, collecting emails and texts, waiting to wake us for another day. And, as they've permeated our existences, researchers have become more concerned with how they're affecting our health.

MAR 20, 2014 4:20 PM