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Mother Uncovers Lasting Impact of Son's Organ Donation

SCIENCE | By Lauran Neergaard | Oct 1
Critical medical research in labs around the country depends on scientists' ability to work with human cells and organs, so they can study both normal development and how disease does its dirty work.

FDA Tentatively Approves 1st Drug for Muscular Dystrophy

SCIENCE | By Matthew Perrone | Sep 21
Federal regulators on Monday granted tentative approval to the first drug for muscular dystrophy, following an intense public campaign from patients and doctors who pushed for the largely unproven medication.

NASA Astronaut Wears Spacesuit Painted by Kids with Cancer

Some childhood cancer patients will chat Friday with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station wearing a hand-painted spacesuit they helped decorate.

Organ Network Mapping A Path to Fairer Liver Transplants

CORPORATE | By Lauran Neergaard | Aug 16
The nation's transplant network is taking a long-awaited step to ease a serious disparity: Where you live affects whether you get a timely liver transplant or die waiting.

New Technology Helping Patients with Paralysis

New robotic and virtual reality technology is providing medical breakthroughs for paraplegic patients.

University Collects Medical Samples Via Drones in Madagascar

PERSONAL TECH | By Frank Eltman | Aug 13
A suburban New York university is using drone technology to improve the health care of people in remote parts of Madagascar.

Google Sister Company, Drug Maker to Develop Nerve Implants

SCIENCE | By Danica Kirka | Aug 2
One of Google's sister companies will team up with pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline to develop tiny implants that can tap nerves and change their electronic signals as a way of treating chronic illnesses.

Checklist of Possible Behavioral Warning Signs of Dementia

SCIENCE | Jul 26
Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called "mild behavioral impairment" that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to help identify who's at risk.

Organ Transplants Have Come A Long Way but Hurdles Remain

SCIENCE | By Lauran Neergaard | Jul 12
Brenda Hudson recalls weeks spent in a glass-enclosed isolation room after her first kidney transplant, her family allowed to visit only when suited up against germs.

Experimental Zika Vaccine to Begin Human Testing

SCIENCE | By Matthew Perrone | Jun 20
An experimental vaccine for the Zika virus is due to begin human testing in coming weeks, after getting the green light from U.S. health officials.

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