#3: The FDA Tackles Tainted Drugs From China
The realities of globalization hit the U.S. drug industry.
#11: Effective Kidney Transplants Without a Lifetime of Powerful Drugs
A new technique help transplant patients live, even with mismatched organs.
#12: Plastics Come Under Fire
The BPA debate rages on as the public demands action.
#14: All Flus Lead to Asia
The Far East is the incubator of every strain—and the key to treating the disease.
#16: Researchers Produce Human Blood from Stem Cells
It's not quite the same, but lab-generated blood gets the job done.
#17: Cell Reprogramming Could Help Cure Diabetes—and Other Diseases
Stem-cell guru says reprogramming adult cells might actually work better.
#18: Two Alzheimer’s Drugs Show Promise
The new drugs use a totally different mechanism than most would-be treatments.
#19: Salmonella Outbreak Shines Light on Food Safety
Two deaths and countless dollars later, the chinks in the food system are exposed.
#24: Gene Therapy Returns (Some) Sight to (Some) Blind People
Genetic tinkering helps repair one rare form of congenital blindness.
#28: Lithium May Be the Answer for Lou Gehrig’s Disease
A new study brings some hope that the disease can be treated.
#38: Cholesterol Drugs Are Prescribed for High-Risk Kids
8-year-olds can now take statins to reduce the chances of heart disease.
#47: Biologists Watch HIV Replicate in Real Time
Using fluorescent proteins, researchers observer the virus forming.
#54: An “Elite” Immune System Can Prevent AIDS
A select few infected with HIV never become ill.
#59: Low-Fat Is Officially Inferior to Low-Carb
A comprehensive study gives a big piece of ammunition to the Atkins crowd.
#61: A New Drug Delivers “Fitness” Without the Workout
Take a pill and simulate the effects of exercise.
#62: Researchers Discover Why Wound-Licking Works
Compounds in saliva actually do speed healing.
#82: The New Immune System Weapon: A DNA Catapult in Your Gut
Triggered by harmful bacteria, cells fling killer webs of DNA to ensnare the intruder.