Some people are naturally missing the working copy of a gene, the result of which can range from no effect at all to, occasionally, profound effects, such as very low cholesterol or congenital insensitivity to pain. Such significant, unusual medical characteristics are commonly referred to as ...
Patients with lupus and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) recently became a pivotal part of studies without ever stepping foot in a clinic or hospital, thanks to a collaboration formed between Pfizer and the genetic testing company 23andMe. The mission: find genetic clues that may someday lead to...
By mimicking the way organs operate in the body, the organ-on-a-chip can offer a more realistic and accurate way to test new drugs.
Among all the organs in our body, the brain is the only one to have its own security system. It’s called the blood–brain barrier. Science is helping cnacer treatment and other medicines breach the blood- brain barrier in novel ways.
A benign virus, turned DNA-delivery truck, may hold the potential to repair gene malfunctions that can trigger disease.
Project Blue Sky, a collaboration between Pfizer and IBM, is designed to harness the Internet of Things to track the exact details of a drug’s effectiveness by monitoring interaction with an individual’s system.
Tardigrades may be microscopic, but they contain mammoth adaptability for surviving extremes, including deadly radiation