Building Bodies

Scientific innovation is transforming healthcare—one of the places innovation is most urgently needed. Learn about how we're fighting cancer, augmenting humans, and building the future human.

Chewing gum could detect disease in saliva and deliver results via taste

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Forget wearables, the hottest tech around is chewables

Kevin Pels

Chemical Biology

The Scripps Research Institute

How do researchers study a deadly bacterium? They give mice our immune system

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Trying to understand MRSA, a recent study used mice whose defenses were 5 to 63 percent human

Kelly Hallstrom

Biomedical Sciences

Neurons die with grace

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Neuroscientist Emily Lowry’s ongoing research on how and why nerve cells die has implications for Alzheimer’s, ALS and beyond.