A renewed scientific campaign against this devastating disease is offering humanity new hope.
A crystalline structure used by a silkworm virus may help protect human vaccines in challenging tropical climates.
The fictional wizardry of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter books is the inspiration for a life-saving medical technology designed to work in remote areas.
Putting hygiene and sanitation into the hands of village entrepreneurs may help install modern health infrastructure into developing communities.
Wars have been foretold by those looking into a future of rising pressures on shared resources – a forecast scientists are trying to rewrite.
Developing nations are keen to acquire first-world water management systems – but without care, that can mean buying into costly mistakes.
India's efforts to curb its high road toll are now focusing on hospitals and their capacity to save lives.
Mosquitoes that transmit dengue may soon be rendered harmless by a program that infects them with an insect-specific bacterium.
A stick-on patch used for jet lag holds the key to a potent weapon against birth complications caused by lack of oxygen.
A simple change to approach of clamping the umbilical cord has special implications for people in developing countries.
A life-saving drug in a climatically stable form is set to reduce mortality rates among women in remote regions.
A holistic approach is eroding the cultural and institutional obstacles to education for young people with disabilities.
A low-tech but very robust mortality reporting system holds great value for aid agencies working in Vietnam.