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.
Two new studies explain why some parasite infections, such as those common in developing...
A newly discovered feeding behavior in worms could shed light on human heart function.
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 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.
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Along with the burgeoning use of advanced medical imaging tests over the past decade have come rising public health concerns about possible links between low-dose radiation and cancer.
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.
Scientists from the University of Nottingham in England have discovered a fully man-made substrate that could produce billions of human embryonic stem cells and move laboratory-based research to industrial-scale biomedicine. The research, published in the journal Advanced Materials, could lead the way for what the team calls ‘stem cell factories’ – the mass production of human pluripotent stem cells.
A human cell’s cytoskeleton – the protein network that supports its shape and function – is made of three components. Scientists know a lot about two of them but they’ve only recently had the technological advances to study the dynamics of the third in detail. In a new pair of studies scientists help explain how this third component – slender, threadlike structures called intermediate filaments – moves and assembles to protect cells.
Scientists say they have sequenced the genome of the brown kiwi for the first time, revealing that the shy, flightless bird likely lost its ability to see colors after it became nocturnal tens of millions of years ago.
Half the world’s population depends on rice to survive. That human population continues to grow by the billions in the 21st century. But, rice crops are releasing massive amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas. Now, a group of researchers has unveiled a genetically modified super rice that has more starch, yet releases a fraction of the harmful methane.
R&D Magazine has announced the Finalists for the 53rd annual R&D 100 Awards, which honor the 100 most innovative technologies and services of the past year. This year’s Winners will be presented with their honors at the annual black-tie awards dinner on November 13, 2015 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Scientists have discovered a previously unknown source of ancestry for some native peoples in Brazil, suggesting a new wrinkle in the story of the settlement of the Americas.
In animal models, acupuncture appears to impact the same biologic pathways ramped up by pain and stress, analogous to what drugs do in humans. Researchers say their animal study, published online in Endocrinology, provides the strongest evidence to date on the mechanism of this ancient Chinese therapy in chronic stress.
Smokers who experience migraines have an increased risk of stroke, according to a new study. Smoking and the intense headaches could work together to cause vascular changes within the body, potentially interrupting blood supply to the brain, according to the study, published today in the journal Neurology.
A bionic eye implant to treat a common cause of blindness in the elderly was implanted for the first time in Great Britain, according to the developer of the device. So far, the results appear inconclusive – but there is hope it could treat others in the future, according to the company.