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Most rehabs don’t offer a science-backed treatment for drug addiction. A new initiative aims to change that.

There's a science-backed treatment for drug addiction that works, researchers say, but it's nearly impossible to get. A new program focused on residential treatment centers looks at whether providers meet a commonly-used rubric for grading addiction treatment.

A new startup backed by an anti-aging wunderkind is taking cues from animal hibernation to help humans recover from heart attacks and strokes

Fauna Bio, a new biopharmaceutical startup backed by venture capitalist Laura Deming, is researching hibernating animals to unveil clues about how the human body can protect itself in emergency medical conditions like trauma, heart attack, and stroke.

The startup behind a tool designed to save you a doctor’s visit has partnered with Bill and Melinda Gates

The Ada Health app lets you type in your symptoms and learn what's ailing you, which could save you a trip to the doctor. The platform is launching a new partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
A man's eyes were seriously damaged by a large dose of a popular erectile dysfunction drug.

A man who overdosed on erectile dysfunction medicine now has red-tinted vision — and doctors say it’s ‘irreversible’

A 31-year-old man now sees everything with a red tint after a high dose of erectile dysfunction medication damaged his color vision, according to a case study published in the journal Retinal Cases & Brief Reports. Despite various treatments, it hasn't improved a year after his diagnosis.

A startup that turns mushrooms into IKEA packaging has introduced a new platform that could change the way lab-grown meat is made

A startup that makes environmentally-friendly packaging for IKEA and Dell is planning a big transition into the realms of lab-grown meat and beyond. Ecovative wants its new mushroom-growing platform to become the backbone of several manufacturing efforts, including making meat without slaughter.

A new lab-grown meat startup may have overcome a key barrier to making meat without slaughter

A new lab-grown meat startup called Meatable is taking on the industry's key hurdle by coming up with a way to make truly slaughter-free meat without relying on cow fetus blood, or "serum." The Dutch startup partnered with Cambridge and uses proprietary stem cell technology for faster production.

‘This test is garbage’: Experts and former employees allege that a Silicon Valley startup gives bogus ‘cellular ages’ based on...

A Silicon Valley blood-testing startup sells a $99 kit that tells customers the average length of their telomeres, which are seen by some researchers as a holy grail of aging. But two of Telomere Diagnostics' original founders and a NASA researcher raised doubts about the test's efficacy.

A controversial startup that charges $8,000 to fill your veins with young blood is opening its first clinic

A startup called Ambrosia that charges $8,000 to fill your veins with the blood of young people plans to launch its first clinic in New York City. Founded by Stanford grad Jesse Karmazin, the company just completed the first clinical trial designed to test the benefits of young blood transfusions.

A startup that’s helping us better understand the bugs that live in us just raised $83 million to start developing treatments for diseases like ...

Microbiome startup uBiome, best known for its tests that sequence the bugs living in us, is expanding into drug development. Boosted by $83 million in series C funding, it plans to take the information it's gathered to create treatments for conditions like cancer and metabolic disorders.

Mark Zuckerberg says most people in Silicon Valley have one of two reactions to his $3 billion pledge to end disease

In 2016, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan pledged to donate $3 billion to "cure all disease." In a recent interview with The New Yorker, Zuckerberg said the reception he's received is one of two things, and neither is positive. But that hasn't deterred him.