Those rare musicians who have perfect pitch can name any note just by hearing it.
When you get sick, more often than not the miscreant is a microbe, and doctors often fight back with antibiotics.
The most common cause of eye flashes is pulling between parts of the eye and the most common cause of floaters when this pulling causes material to break free.
The technology would allow soldiers to use the right kind of anti-pathogen protection at just the right time.
A new hi-tech membrane may soon improve the effectiveness of dialysis and might someday lead to implantable, artificial kidneys.
Like gold? Dig deep. Making a single gold ring requires at least 20 tons of gold-flecked rock, raising the financial and environmental costs of mining.
Ordinary light doesn't highlight what has turned out to be a reliable indicator of some cells' health: their natural fluorescence.
Pending FDA approval, a device about the size of a multivitamin capsule would go in and out natural orifices and report on everything in between.
A whale's ability to communicate with its tail inspires new lab work revealing surprising nerve growth.
Stir in a nano-scaffold and some of a patient's own cells, and this living cement could fill bone gaps.
Scientists there have developed a system in which a treated silicon chip is combined with a digital camera to identify E. coli instantly.
Such bones could come in handy in those circumstances in which chunks of bone in the human body go missing.
Nanoparticles that make their own light with the help of sea creatures could help medical technicians take clearer pictures from deeper inside the human body.
These devices can dole out a smorgasbord of solid, liquid, or gel-based drugs to just the right location.
A DNA molecule that stiffens and folds when it encounters cocaine is the engine that drives a new handheld, fast-acting drug detector.
Tiny remote-controlled tubes might someday let doctors deliver potent drugs to the exact spots in the body where they are most needed.
Buckyballs, among the most used and certainly the most celebrated of manmade nanoparticles, might represent a potent health threat.
Scientists have successfully imaged tiny biological structures that are normally hidden by surrounding material.
Microscopic bars of gold floating in the bloodstream sparkle under a laser and could reveal trouble spots.