Add one remarkable case to the 30,000-plus organ transplants expected to be performed nationwide this year: A cancer patient who received a donor penis.
Researchers have developed a technique for imaging brain activity in a freely walking fruit fly. Working with one of the most common model organisms in science, Drosophila melanogaster, the team shows for the first time what goes on in the brain of the fly during courtship -- when it's unrestrained.
For the first time, the genomes of the giraffe and its closest living relative, the reclusive okapi of the African rainforest, have been sequenced -- revealing the first clues about the genetic changes that led to the evolution of the giraffe's exceptionally long neck and its record-holding ranking as the world's tallest land species.
A gene that scientific dogma insists is inactive in adults actually plays a vital role in preventing the underlying cause of most heart attacks and strokes, researchers have determined. The discovery opens a new avenue for battling those deadly conditions, and it raises the tantalizing prospect that doctors could use the gene to prevent or delay at least some of the effects of aging.
While prenatal stress has previously been shown to increase the risk of physical diseases and mental disorders in children, a new study investigates potential protective mechanisms to the infant.
Genetically manipulated food remains generally safe for humans and the environment, a high-powered science advisory board declared in a report Tuesday.
A new study that two strains of bacteria that are each resistant to one antibiotic can protect each other in an environment containing both drugs.
After a three-month delay, the Senate is acting on President Barack Obama's request for money to combat the Zika virus.
Injections of the soil bacterium Mycobacterium vaccae promote stress resilience and improve coping behaviors in mice, according to a new study. The researchers also found that M. vaccae prevented stress-induced colitis, a typical symptom of inflammatory bowel disease, suggesting that immunization with the bacteria may have wide-ranging health benefits.
Using a genetic mapping technique researchers have shown that a small percentage of the entire maize genome is responsible for almost half of a plant's trait diversity.
Microfluidic devices hold potential to rapidly analyze cells for applications in medicine and basic research. A team of researchers has now developed a new way to sort cells, based on their acoustic properties — that is, how they are affected by sound waves, which depends on how dense and compressible the cells are.
RMC-Boeckeler's RMC-Boeckeler AmbiTome PC-controlled ultramicrotome features dual hand wheels that allow users to operate the equipment with either hand. Having this choice typically frees the dominant hand for the more intricate task of manipulating sections.
Recent research suggests that exercise might provide some measure of protection from Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
A new study says the sound of a mother’s biologically salient voice actually activates certain brain areas in their children and that this brain activity predicts social communication abilities.
Researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have discovered a new growth-regulating pathway in plants that has eluded scientists for years. In addition, by tweaking this new pathway the scientists have found a way to gently upregulate stem cell growth, boosting maize’s yield by up to 50 percent, which could have important real-world applications.