An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday.
Wild chimpanzees in the forests of Uganda are increasingly eating clay to supplement the...
As gene sequencing has gotten faster and cheaper, clinicians and researchers are able to use...
Two new studies explain why some parasite infections, such as those common in developing...
Scientists have devised a new strategy to precisely modify human T cells using the genome-editing system known as CRISPR/Cas9.
Federal health regulators on Tuesday approved an inflatable medical balloon that aids weight loss by filling up space in the stomach.
More than 20 years of habitat restoration and breeding programs have helped the endangered Karner blue butterfly make a comeback in the pine barrens of upstate New York where it was discovered by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov decades ago.
Researchers Create Smartphone-based Device that Reads Medical Diagnostic Tests Quickly and AccuratelyJuly 28, 2015 11:34 am | by UCLA | Comments
A team of researchers from the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA has developed a new mobile phone-based device that can read ELISA plates in the field with the same level of accuracy as the large machines normally found in clinical laboratories.
A gene therapy that delivers a protein that suppresses the development of female reproductive organs may improve survival rates in patients with ovarian cancer that has recurred after chemotherapy. Recurrence happens 70 percent of the time and is invariably fatal.
A new technology – called “Sticky-flares” – developed by nanomedicine experts offers the first real-time method to track and observe the dynamics of RNA distribution as it is transported inside living cells.
Smartphone apps are the latest tools to emerge from the intersection of health care and Silicon Valley, where tech companies are also working on new ways of bringing patients and doctors together online, applying massive computing power to analyze DNA and even developing ingestible "smart" pills for detecting cancer.
A deadly form of T cell lymphoma is caused by an unusually large number gene deletions, making it distinct among cancers, a new study shows.
Sleeping not only protects memories from being forgotten, it also makes them easier to access, according to new research. The findings suggest that after sleep we are more likely to recall facts which we could not remember while still awake.
Biologists with the New England Aquarium are investigating what may have caused a rarely-seen deep water whale to wash up on a Massachusetts beach.
A newly discovered feeding behavior in worms could shed light on human heart function.
The U.S. of Representative passed a bill called “The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act” on Thursday preventing states from labeling genetically modified foods. The bill could toss out a patchwork of state and local laws notifying consumers of genetically engineered ingredient and produce.
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Move over sweet and salty: Researchers say we have a distinct and basic taste for fat, too. But it's nowhere near as delicious as it sounds.