Health Technologies

Two women looking at tablets (USAID)

Mapping Niger to deliver malaria medicines

A U.S.-backed program is helping to get malaria medicine delivered in Niger by making sure maps accurately show the location of health facilities.
Colorized microscope image showing cells (© Janice Haney Carr/CDC/Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia)

New U.S. sickle cell drug brings hope

U.S. regulators have approved a California company’s new therapy for treating sickle cell disease, a painful and life-threatening inherited blood disorder.
People in processing plant wearing protective clothing (© Tyrone Turner)

Safety comes first for U.S. food and drug exports

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Iowa March 3-4 to highlight American farm products. Read about the exacting standards of the U.S. inspection system.
Health worker administering vaccine (© Olivia Acland/Reuters)

U.S. researchers look for long-lasting Ebola vaccine

U.S. researchers are testing two new Ebola vaccines in a clinical trial, hoping to offer long-lasting immunity against deadly strains of the Ebola virus.
Worker wearing gloves handling a box of vials (© Carolyn Kaster/AP Images)

Working toward beating the flu with a universal vaccine

In a single shot, a universal vaccine could protect patients for their lifetime from multiple existing or future strains of influenza virus.
Drone dropping box attached to parachute (© Zipline)

How drones are making history and saving lives

Millions of people around the world lack adequate access to essential medical products. Companies in the U.S. and other places are working to change that.
Man throwing rice seeds onto a field (© Heng Sinith/AP Images)

How rice could ward off HIV infections

An international team of scientists may have found a way to turn modified rice seeds into a weapon against HIV/AIDS.
Corn kernels in a glass container in front of corn stalks (© Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

Tools of modern science help farmers feed a hungry world

Scientists agree genetically engineered foods are safe to eat and help feed a growing world. Learn more about them.
Man holding up a petri dish containing a virus (© Shawn Rocco/Duke Health)

Poliovirus therapy is being used to combat brain cancer

Experimental poliovirus therapy developed by Duke University researchers shows early promise for treating aggressive brain cancers.