Scientists have created embryonic stem cells that are a near identical genetic match to patients, an advance that could enable transplants and treatments based on an individual’s own tissues.
Nike Inc. Chairman Philip Knight and his wife Penny Knight pledged $500 million to jumpstart a $1 billion cancer research initiative at Oregon Health & Science University.
Marijuana, taken in pill or spray form, helps ease certain multiple sclerosis symptoms, while about a dozen other alternative remedies offer no benefit, according to a report by U.S. neurologists.
A new technology aimed at eliminating genetic disease in newborns would combine the DNA of three people, instead of just two, to create a child, potentially redrawing ethical lines for designer babies.
Bonnie Balch searched online for a back surgeon and found a pitch she called irresistible: Laser Spine Institute LLC promised to ease her pain and have her out the door in a few hours.
Boston Scientific Corp.’s Watchman device won the backing of U.S. advisers to be used as a treatment to prevent strokes in people with irregular heartbeats.
Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler has climbed to the top of Mount Everest, trekked by snowshoe to the North Pole and is embarking on another quest: cutting fees paid to Wall Street banks.
Four boys with a rare and often fatal brain disease were implanted with stem cells that began fixing damage that impeded their ability to walk, talk and eat, a trial found.
After a Jeep crashed into her Geo Metro in Clearwater, Florida, in 2009, Kathleen Weston’s back and neck hurt. So she called 1-800-ASK-GARY, a medical-referral service advertised on local television.