Patients

Generating Patients Heart Cells in a Dish

Researchers at Standford University have used a method of using stem cells and gene editing tools to determine whether a particular genetic mutation could contribute to a heart condition. 

Enzyme From Our Bodies Could Spawn Zika Drug

New research suggests future antiviral drugs could take advantage of viperin, a naturally occurring enzyme in humans and other mammals that has antiviral effects on a wide variety of viruses, including West Nile, hepatitis C, rabies, and HIV.

How Can a Baby Have 3 Parents?

The concept of three-parent babies defies what we learned in health class. But how and when is the third parent involved? At what stage? Jennifer Barfield gives us an update on the birds and the bees.