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  • Battling a rare cancer: Nathalie's story   Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 7:30 AM ET
    Battling a rare cancer: Nathalie's story

    Nathalie Traller, a 15-year-old cancer patient, talks about the challenges of getting access to experimental treatments for a rare form of the disease.

  • Treating Nathalie Traller's cancer   Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 7:30 AM ET
    Treating Nathalie Traller's cancer

    Nathalie Traller has a rare cancer, but at 15 years old, it's been difficult to get access to treatments.

  • NYC hospital testing patient for Ebola

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports a patient with a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms is undergoing screenings to determine cause of symptoms at Mt. Sinai hospital.

  • The Ebola threat   Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 2:01 PM ET
    Gloves and boots used by medical staff drying in the sun at a center for Ebola victims in Guinea.

    Ebola is now in 4 countries. NBC News' Sarah Daloff reports Emory Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, is preparing for the arrival of the second Ebola patient Nancy Writebol.

  • Bionic eyes to supercomputers: Inside Livermore Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 4:32 PM ET
    Jeff Wisoff in front of the world’s largest laser at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

    Lawrence Livermore is reaching out to private industry amid a race for talent and ideas to solve pressing issues including national security.

  • AIDS researchers reported on MH17   Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 1:23 PM ET
    AIDS researchers reported on MH17

    Reports say there could have been 100 AIDS researchers and advocates on the Malaysia Airlines flight which was shot down in Ukraine, with CNBC's Meg Tirrell.

  • Close look at traders' brain activity   Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 2:41 PM ET
    Close look at traders' brain activity

    Neuroscientist Read Montague performed a study of traders' brain activity while trading. He shares which traders made the most money in the experiment.

  • Climate skeptics look to prove their skeptics wrong Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    Mana Pools National Park. Zimbabwe

    Climate change skeptic group The Heartland Institute hosts its annual conference this week and hopes to take on President Obama and others.

  • Cool pharma tech   Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 5:27 PM ET
    Cool pharma tech

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports which pharmaceutical stocks are ready for the future of medicine, including Covidien's swallowable pill-size camera.

  • Rethinking health care   Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
    Rethinking health care

    Why does the U.S. spend so much money on health care? Daniel Kraft, Exponential Medicine executive director, says the U.S. spends a lot of money on "sick" care, not health care, and provides insight to new technology developments in the industry.

  • Immunotherapies hit ASCO   Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 3:35 PM ET
    Immunotherapies hit ASCO

    This year's biggest cancer conference begins tomorrow. CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports why immunotherapy drugs will be a key theme with drug makers at ASCO.

  • War on cancer   Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 1:38 PM ET
    War on cancer

    The big topic at this year's cancer care conference ASCO will be immunotherapy drugs. CNBC's Meg Tirrell explains how these drugs work.

  • Second case of MERS in US   Monday, 12 May 2014 | 2:28 PM ET
    Second case of MERS in US

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the Center for Disease Control has confirmed the second case of MERS has been identified in the U.S.

  • Ethics of 'right to try' laws   Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 2:35 PM ET
    Ethics of 'right to try' laws

    Lawmakers in four states are considering changing the rules to allow terminally ill people access to experimental drugs before they have FDA approval. Kenneth Goodman, University of Miami, thinks this would be a bad bet for patients. Miles Nadal, MDC Partners Chairman & CEO, weighs in.

  • Pharma deal of the day   Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 12:27 PM ET
    Pharma deal of the day

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell spoke with Merck Chairman & CEO Ken Frazier about the company's decision to sell its over the counter health care products to Bayer.

  • 'Super bug' spreads   Monday, 5 May 2014 | 1:32 PM ET
    'Super bug' spreads

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the World Health Organization has confirmed about 262 cases of the MERS virus, of which 93 people have died. Dr. William Schaffner of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine, provides insight.

  • End-game of polio 'fragile': Expert   Monday, 5 May 2014 | 1:32 PM ET
    End-game of polio 'fragile': Expert

    Dr. William Schaffner of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine, addresses the latest polio outbreaks, and the importance of vaccinating children.

  • FDA approves new DNA test for cervical cancer   Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 2:52 PM ET
    FDA approves new DNA test for cervical cancer

    The FDA approved a DNA test developed by Roche as an alternative to the pap smear for a cervical cancer screening. CNBC's Meg Tirrell, and Dr. Stephanie Blank, NYU Langone Medical Center, provide insight.

  • New discovery in $1.7 billion IVF business   Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 2:57 PM ET
    New discovery in $1.7 billion IVF business

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports on a new scientific discovery for the more than $1.7 billion U.S. business of in vitro fertilization. Robert Frank provides insight.

  • Google Glass helps doctor save a life Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 1:05 PM ET
    A man wearing Google Glass at the headquarters of Google Belgium in Brussels.

    Google Glass might have another purpose than just entertaining. Dr Horng from Boston said that it helped saved a patient's life last January.