STAT –Dr. Scott Gottlieb has been preparing for this job his whole life. But as his confirmation hearing opens Wednesday for the post of FDA commissioner, his resume is both his strongest asset and his deepest vulnerability.
NPR – Exposure to lead as a child can affect an adult decades later, according to a study out Tuesday that suggests a link between early childhood lead exposure and a dip in a person's later cognitive ability and socioeconomic status.
The Verge – This technology could help humans merge with software and keep pace with advancements in artificial intelligence. These enhancements could improve memory or allow for more direct interfacing with computing devices.
Courtroom View Network – The attorney for a man hit by falling metal boxes in a Home Depot asked a California state court jury on Thursday to award his client up to $50 million in damages, arguing the accident injured his brain and left him struggling each day.
CNBC – A federal law enforcement official Monday issued a dramatic warning about a national security threat that may seem ripped from the pages of a science fiction novel: biological national security.
Nanotechnology has piqued the interest of popular science enthusiasts, investors and scientists for more than a decade, perhaps because the new ability to manipulate matter at the atomic scale promises to revolutionize so many disparate fields of technological development.