Researchers at the University of Washington write: As part of an interdisciplinary research team, we’re working on a kidney-on-a-chip to improve our understanding of how kidney diseases begin and which drugs can safely treat them.

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Despite the availability of revolutionary new drugs, countries with more resources haven’t made as much progress against the disease.

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[T]he DRC has approved one vaccine trial, and a second study piggy backed on it to assess immune response to the vaccine, in the hope that the “experimental” intervention might help curb the outbreak and offer some insights for the future.

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A new report from the NGO Safeguarding Health in Conflict warns of worsening attacks on warzone healthcare facilities around the world, and calls on the international community to take immediate action.

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Over decades, Bud Frazier has played a leading role in the development of mechanical heart pumps and an artificial heart. Out of public view, he’s been accused of putting his quest to make history ahead of the needs of some patients.

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Our Jeffrey Kahn regularly drops by WYPR to discuss bioethics with Midday host, Tom Hall. Link to listen now to Dr. Kahn’s most recent appearance and an archive of past appearances

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A movie you control with your mind. Richard Ramchurn’s The Moment lets you play film director, using just your brainwaves

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Although there is optimism that the Ebola outbreak in central Africa can still be quickly contained, the fight is already becoming more complex, health experts said this week

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