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.
Nova Biomedical's BioProfile FLEX 2, the next addition to the line of cell culture chemistry analyzers, incorporates maintenance-free MicroSensor Card technology that eliminates sensor maintenance and maximizes workflow efficiency.
Two-day-old Ellie Bailey squirms in a hospital bassinet and cries as her tiny left heel is squeezed and then pricked with a needle to draw a blood sample. An Indianapolis hospital technician quickly saturates six circles on a special filter card with the child's blood.
A unique and pioneering study of the ancient and modern DNA of the 'ship of the desert' -- the single humped camel or dromedary -- has shed new light on how its use by human societies has shaped its genetic diversity.
Scientists created bioengineered blood vessels for kidney-disease patients on dialysis. The man-made vessels appeared to be both safe and more durable than commonly used synthetic versions, said the investigators.