medical research


The Strange Story of the Lab Mouse Bred to Die

The "Oncomouse" was developed to help scientists cure cancer. The catch is that it develops breast cancer six months into its existence.


Scientists From Queensland Might Have Cured Malaria

By tricking the immune system into fighting the disease, the researchers have completely cured mice. And made them immune to reinfection.


FR Xavier Duportet Made a Robot from DNA and Proteins

The WHO says by 2050 ultra-resistant bacteria will be the leading cause of death. French scientist Xavier Duportet may have found the solution.


The Curious Case of the Phantom Penis

For men who have had a penis amputation, "ghost dick" is surprisingly common.


The Bizarre Crimes of Detroit's Underground Cadaver Dealer

Arthur Rathburn is accused of hacking up bodies with chainsaws and selling diseased body parts to medical conferences—just one example of the shady ongoings in the cadaver dealing industry.


A Big New ALS Report Shows Your Ice Bucket Challenge Dollars at Work

An ALS researcher is grateful for your money.


What Happens When You Donate Your Body to Science?

By the end of 2015, Australia will have welcomed its first human body farm, giving you a new option for what to do with your body after you die.