Flashing lights and pulsing sounds may curb the signs of Alzheimer’s in the brain, according to MIT research on mice that is now being tried out on humans.

In the early 2000s, development groups threw energy into helping poor households worldwide clean their own water—using cheap, easy technologies from sunlight to ceramic filters and boreholes. But what seemed promising in the lab didn’t pan out in practice. In Ghana, Gambia…

From an unlikely research hub in Idaho’s Rocky Mountains, some 600 groundhogs are being deployed to test a bevy of drugs designed to offer a permanent cure for hepatitis B—which requires a lifetime of daily drugs to treat. As natural hosts of an HBV cousin, the rodents are…

Since January Nigeria has seen over 1000 suspected cases of Lassa fever and about 90 deaths. Researchers are scrambling to understand this year's unusually high toll.Hard-to-diagnose Lassa often causes only mild symptoms, but is deadly. And like many diseases that present…

The WHO has drawn up its 2018 R&D Blueprint, highlighting priority diseases with the greatest epidemic potential that lack sufficient countermeasures.The second annual review's 8 diseases include an as-yet-unknown Disease X, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Ebola and…

Editor’s Note: This week we will highlight 5 takes on how we can reduce drug prices while preserving robust research and development, from the fall issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine. Read the complete set here.

A recent report from the Brookings Private Sector Global Health R&D Projectoutlines just how vital private investment has been to global health progress, and points to a future in which it will be even more critical.

Breast cancer is 1 of the most common—and deadly—cancers in sub-Saharan Africa: Fewer than 1/2 of women diagnosed are alive after 5 years, compared with 90% in the US.

Using liquid nitrogen and advanced microscope techniques, a team of international scientists was able to observe precisely how malaria attacks red blood cells—and generate new ideas about how to combat them.The study, which will be published in this week’s issue of…

The 2,000-year-old remains of a Roman have scientists concluding that malaria was endemic on the Mediterranean Island of Sardinia hundreds of years earlier than previously believed. Of note—how they arrived at the conclusion.Extracting DNA of malaria from remains is…