Donkey-hide gelatin has no commercial value in Africa, but is highly sought after in China as an ingredient for traditional medicine to treat health problems such as anaemia.
As chimpanzee research facilities close in the US, the last biomedical research trial on captive chimps for the foreseeable future shows potential for a vaccine that could save wild primates.
The MacArthur Foundation's 100&Change contest is offering a nine-figure grant for a plan to solve a major world problem.
This quickly degradable drone has been designed to carry medical supplies to pre-programmed GPS locations.
The Facebook founder and his wife's philanthropic company aims to accelerate research by unleashing Meta, an A.I.-powered search engine that is tailor-made for scientists.
A half-billion-dollar project announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos aims to develop vaccines against the deadly MERS, Lassa and Nipah viruses.
A new therapy could replace drilling and filling by stimulating stem cells to fill cavities on their own.
The tiny solar factory concentrates sunlight onto molecules, generating the chemical reactions needed to make medicine.
Alcohol-containing mouthwash may kill off bacteria that cause gonorrhea in the mouth, according to a study in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections.
Capsaicin, the active component in chili peppers, shows promise for relieving the sort of nerve pain that leads sufferers directly to prescription painkillers.