Although stroke is very rare in children new research published Sept. 30 in Neurology found that the flu and colds may temporarily increase stroke risk in children, and that vaccines may decrease the risk of stroke.
A diet high in processed fructose sabotages rats’ brains’ ability to heal after head trauma,...
Scientists have uncovered a significant—and potentially treatable—relationship between a...
The Obama administration on Thursday established stricter limits on the smog-causing pollution...
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A new study in mice shows that restoring the synthesis of a key brain chemical tied to inhibiting addictive behavior may help prevent alcohol cravings following binge drinking.
Achromatopsia is a rare, inherited vision disorder that affects the eye’s cone cells, resulting in problems with daytime vision, clarity and color perception. It often strikes people early in life, and currently there is no cure for the condition. In a new study, scientists has identified two naturally occurring genetic mutations in dogs that result in achromatopsia.
Variations in DNA at a specific location (or 'locus') on the genome that protect African children from developing severe malaria, in some cases nearly halving a child’s chance of developing the life-threatening disease, have been identified in the largest genetic association study of malaria to date.
How does the brain determine which direction to let its thoughts fly? Looking for the mechanisms behind cognitive control of thought, researchers have used brain scans to shed new light on this question.
Biologists have identified a mechanism that promotes activation of genes critical for the initiation of embryonic development.
Five Americans came down with an unusual illness after traveling to Germany for a controversial treatment involving injections with sheep cells, health officials reported Wednesday.
Researchers from Duke University watch in real time as Cyptoccoccal meningitis moves through tissue, blood vessels and into the brain of transparent zebrafish larvae.
There is a strong correspondence between a particular set of connections in the brain and positive lifestyle and behavior traits, according to a new study.
A molecule isolated from sea sponges and later synthesized in the lab can halt the growth of cancerous cells and could open the door to a new treatment for leukemia, according to a team of researchers.
Scientists have discovered the cells driving the annual body clock in animals which adapts their body to the changing seasons.
A new test detects virtually any virus that infects people and animals, according to research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where the technology was developed.
Researchers are using patients own platelet membranes to coat drugs and use as nanovehicles for anticancer treatments.
Coffee is everywhere, through history and across the world. And increasingly, science is demonstrating that its popularity is a good thing.
A new genetic study of over 200,000 women reveals the underlying mechanisms of polycystic ovary syndrome, as well as potential interventions.