In a long-term study of interactions between chimpanzees in the famous Gombe National Park in Tanzania, researchers have found that males who consistently bully females tend to father more babies with their victims.
Scientists have uncovered how the massive DNA molecules that appear in some tumors are formed like Frankenstein’s monster, stitched together from other parts of the genome.
A major breakthrough in the development of stem cell-derived brain cells has put researchers on a firm path towards the first-ever stem cell transplantations in people with Parkinson’s disease.
Researchers have successfully replicated a direct brain-to-brain connection between pairs of people as part of a scientific study following the team’s initial demonstration a year ago.
The current Ebola outbreak shows how quickly diseases can spread with global jet travel. Yet knowing how to predict the spread of these epidemics is still uncertain, because the complicated models used are not fully understood, according to scientists.
Professor David Sinclair has some complaints about the human lifespan. It’s too short, for a start. But, “it doesn’t have to be this way,” he told an audience on Monday.
Researchers have managed to reconstruct the early stage of mammalian development using embryonic stem cells, showing that a critical mass of cells is needed for the cells to being self-organizing into the correct structure for an embryo to form.
Turns out your mom was right: Scratching an itch only makes it worse. New research from scientists indicates that scratching causes the brain to release serotonin, which intensifies the itch sensation.
Scientists used pluripotent stem cells to generate functional, three-dimensional human stomach tissue in a laboratory– creating a new tool for researching the development and diseases of an organ central to several public health crises.
If melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is caught early enough it is almost always curable. Now, a camera capable of taking snapshots of the entire human body and rendering high-resolution images of a patient’s skin may help doctors spot cancer early and save lives.
Dietary cocoa flavanols—naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa—reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a new study.
New investigation methods using functional magnetic resonance tomography (fMRT) offer insights into fetal brain development. These in vivo observations will uncover different stages of the brain's development.
Like a slumbering dragon, HIV can lay dormant in a person’s cells for years, evading medical treatments only to wake up and strike at a later time, quickly replicating itself and destroying the immune system. Scientists have now uncovered a new protein that participates in active HIV replication.
Physicians will tell you: They are not winning the war on ovarian cancer. But researchers have combined medicine and advanced nanotechnological engineering to create a smarter, more targeted therapy that could overcome the most lethal gynecologic cancer.
Scientists have uncovered details about how cancer is able to become drug resistant over time, a phenomenon that occurs because cancer cells within the same tumor aren’t identical.