Men who continued to smoke after a cancer diagnosis had an increased risk of death compared with...
The herpes virus that produces cold sores during times of stress now has been linked to...
ImmunoChemistry Technologies (ICT) has changed ownership and is now majority women-owned. The company will continue to develop new products to help researchers discover new treatments and drugs for cancer and other diseases affecting both animals and humans.
Scientists have identified a gene encoding a hormone that could potentially be used as a therapeutic molecule to treat heart diseases. The hormone- which they have chosen to name ELABELA- is only 32 amino-acids long, making it one of the tiniest proteins made by the human body.
Genetic testing company 23andMe Inc. will comply with a Food and Drug Administration directive to stop selling health-related genetic tests during a regulatory review. The company said late Thursday that it will continue to provide ancestry-related information to customers and raw genetic data without interpretation.
There's more evidence that U.S. births may be leveling off after years of decline. The number of babies born last year only slipped a little, and preliminary government figures released Friday indicate that trend continued through the first six months of this year. U.S. births rose after the...
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration report says the Idaho State Department of Agriculture detected abnormalities in yogurt at a Chobani facility two months before the company issued a recall, but state officials say that's not true. Chobani told grocery stores in late August to destroy 35...
Snow-white owls with luminous yellow eyes are thrilling bird-watchers as the magnificent birds set up winter residence at airports, fields and beaches far south of their normal Arctic range. Snowy owls, familiar to children as Harry Potter's pet, made a noticeable appearance in the northern half...
Scientists have found that cells known primarily for tempering immune response also exist in injured muscle tissue, an unexpected role for regulatory T cells.
Using a powerful gene-hunting technique, researchers report they have identified a gene involved in building the circuitry that relays signals through the brain.
A new study reports that the brain can produce and release estrogen— a discovery that may lead to a better understanding of hormonal changes observed from before birth throughout the entire aging process.
The most active component of grape seed extract, B2G2, induces the cell death known as apoptosis in prostate cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed, according to a new study.
Researchers have discovered the first evidence that the nerves in the stomach act as a circadian clock, limiting food intake to specific times of the day.
As you step outdoors into the bright sunshine, your pupils automatically contract. Scientists are making use of how this "pupil reflex" is connected to the brain as a potential new way of testing the severity of multiple sclerosis (MS).
Coffee and beer are polar opposites in the beverage world. Coffee picks you up, and beer winds you down. Now, researchers have discovered that the beverages may also have opposite effects on your genome.
Researchers are investigating a potential new therapy for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders by treating gut microbiota with probiotic therapy, which influences autism-like behaviors in a mouse model.
A new report has revealed that the number of people living with dementia worldwide in 2013 is now estimated at 44 million, reaching 76 million in 2030 and 135 million by 2050.