AJ Impact

'Rare' cancers are common, so why the lack of research funding?

The term 'rare cancer' encompasses 198 different diseases, according to the European Information Network.

'Rare' cancers are common, so why the lack of research funding?

AJ Impact

Fighting for a cure, even if only for others

Less research funding goes to metastatic cancer than earlier stages of the disease; patients are working to change that.

Fighting for a cure, even if only for others

US & Canada

Are US visa rules stifling research and innovation?

Scientists and scholars from around the world face difficulties entering country for fact-finding programmes and education.

Are US visa rules stifling research and innovation?

AJ Impact

Toxic fish: Is climate change making cod & tuna dangerous to eat?

Harvard scientists say climate change is making fish toxic, and warn that eating tainted fish can cause brain damage.

Toxic fish: Is climate change making cod & tuna dangerous to eat?

AJ Impact

Ontario and Quebec oppose a federal plan to lower medicine prices

Two Canadian provinces say the plan to overhaul the country's drug-pricing system could deter investment.

Ontario and Quebec oppose a federal plan to lower medicine prices

AJ Impact

Apollo 11 memorabilia goes up for auction

Auction houses are looking to cash in on the nostalgia of the Apollo 11 lunar landing.

Apollo 11 memorabilia goes up for auction

AJ Impact

Betting big on Botox: Rival company buys drug maker for $63bn

AbbVie's acquisition of Allergan is this year's second-biggest pharmaceutical-industry takeover.

Betting big on Botox: Rival company buys drug maker for $63bn

AJ Impact

SpaceX: Another step to breaking a monopoly

Tuesday's launch marks the first time SpaceX's Falcon Heavy has carried a US Air Force mission into space.

SpaceX: Another step to breaking a monopoly

Health

Western Europeans have least trust in vaccines worldwide: Report

Despite overall confidence in safety and effectiveness of vaccines, high-income countries show lowest levels of trust.

Western Europeans have least trust in vaccines worldwide: Report

AJ Impact

Ex-chemistry teacher becomes richest self-made woman in Asia

She founded a drug company and is now wealthier than Christy Walton, the widow of Walmart founder Sam Walton's son.

Ex-chemistry teacher becomes richest self-made woman in Asia

AJ Impact

US opioid crisis: new legal strategy aims to protect communities

Proposed plan gives local governments the right to vote on settlements with drug companies implicated in the epidemic.

US opioid crisis: new legal strategy aims to protect communities

AJ Impact

Possible fight between Trump, California has automakers worried

At issue are Obama-era standards requiring annual decreases of vehicle emissions.

Possible fight between Trump, California has automakers worried

Health

Game-changing heart patches set for human trials

The patch could one day cure heart failure, which is on the rise as more people survive heart attacks, scientists say.

Game-changing heart patches set for human trials

Space

The very first picture of a black hole is here, finally

The highly anticipated photo shows a dark core, encircled by a bright orange halo of white-hot gas and plasma.

Climate Change

Europe set to suffer as climate change brings mosquito threat

Millions more people could be exposed to mosquito-borne diseases in coming years amid global warming, experts say.

Europe set to suffer as climate change brings mosquito threat