While SeaWorld's decision last month to end its orca breeding program delighted animal rights...
Millions of years ago, the Earth’s marine and terrestrial environments played host to all sorts...
State lawmakers are poised to make Hawaii one of a handful of states that allow psychologists to prescribe medication in hopes of increasing access to mental health services.
In a major breakthrough, scientists transformed skin cells into heart cells and brain cells using a combination of chemicals. The research lays the groundwork for one day being able to regenerate lost or damaged cells with pharmaceutical drugs.
A study sheds new light on the biological mechanisms that control the sleep-wake cycle. Specifically, it shows that a simple shift in the balance of chemicals found in the fluid that bathes and surrounds brain cells can alter the state of consciousness of animals.
Researchers have found a gene that helps explain why some people appear more youthful than others.
People with more friends have higher pain tolerance, researchers have found.
Washington state biologists are trying to determine what killed a sea lion that was captured and released after it was strangely found in the driveway of a cattle ranch about 50 miles from the ocean.
People often complain they don’t have time to exercise or fit a work-out routine into their busy schedules, but a new study may throw that excuse out of the window. Researchers say just one minute of high intensity exercise results in similar health benefits as 45 minutes of moderate-intensity training.
Houston-based MolecularMatch, which launched its online platform two years ago to connect cancer patients to treatment options and clinical trials, has partnered with Liquid Biotech USA Inc., a personalized cancer diagnostics company, to advance early cancer detection and treatment.
Call it personalized medicine for depression -- but the prescription in this case is exercise, which researchers have found helps people with certain genetic traits.
A team of neuroscientists has conducted the first comprehensive study of the California sea lion's central nervous system, concentrating on the somatosensory system, which is concerned with conscious perception of touch, pressure, pain, temperature, position and vibration.
Hawaii officials say they have reached a milestone in controlling the state's dengue fever outbreak now that 30 days have passed since the last known infected person was contagious.
Biologists have determined a group of genes associated with neurons help regulate dendrites' growth. But there's a catch: These genes, called gamma-protocadherins, must be an exact match for each neuron for the cells to correctly grow dendrites.
An important model in studying human disease, the non-coding RNA of the canine genome is an essential starting point for evolutionary and biomedical studies, according to a new study.
A team of researchers have gained knowledge about a key protein that enables greater control and regeneration of blood stem cells, leading to new strategies to control the growth of these cells and making enhanced numbers for transplantation possible.
Why does one person who tries cocaine get addicted, while another might use it and then leave it alone? Why do some people who kick a drug habit manage to stay clean, while others relapse? And why do some families seem more prone to addiction than others? The road to answering these questions may have a lot to do with specific genetic factors that vary from individual to individual, a new study in rats suggests.