The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame has released its annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology for 2015.
With boarding passes in hand, children with autism spectrum disorders and their families took part in an air travel rehearsal at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
As health officials struggle to contain the world's biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, their efforts are being complicated by another problem: bad data.
Forbes kicked off the 2014 Healthcare Summit with a session titled, “Drug Development in A Time of Ebola,” where Forbes senior editor Matthew Herper interviewed Edward Cox and Lucianna Borio, two high-ranking officials at the FDA.
Leptin, a hormone that regulates the amount of fat stored in the body, also drives the increase in blood pressure that occurs with weight gain, according to researchers.
Genetic mutations may cause more cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) than scientists previously had realized, according to new research.
Scientists have revealed how penicillin deals bacteria a devastating blow— which may lead to new ways to thwart drug resistance. Looking beyond penicillin’s known targets in the cell wall, the team showed that these drugs do more than simply block cell-wall assembly.
Take two poisonous mushrooms, and call me in the morning. While no doctor would ever write this prescription, toxic fungi may hold the secrets to tackling deadly diseases.
In a new study, researchers demonstrated an association between smoking and loss of the Y chromosome in blood cells. The researchers have previously shown that loss of the Y chromosome is linked to cancer.
The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.
Authorities ordered an investigation Friday after at least 24 poor and elderly people went blind following cataract surgeries performed at a free medical camp run by a charity in northern India.
Canadian officials hope an avian flu outbreak has been contained to four quarantined poultry farms in British Columbia. The turkeys and chickens that haven't died from the disease will be euthanized - a total of about 35,000 birds.
If you could take a blood test that could detect — with nearly 100% accuracy — whether you were genetically destined to get Alzheimer’s disease, would you take that test? Read more...
How much sleep you get each night may depend to some extent on your genes, a new study suggests. Read more...
Though dopamine neurons influence many diverse behaviors and diseases, scientists have historically presumed that all of these important nerve cells are molecularly similar within two clusters of the brain. In a new study, Northwestern Medicine scientists prove that premise wrong by identifying several molecularly distinct subtypes of dopamine neurons within each cluster. Read more...