An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday.
At first glance, the eyes of mammals and those of insects do not seem to have much in common....
The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds...
Although they look very similar, the “golden jackals” of East Africa and those of Eurasia are two entirely different species, life scientists reported in the journal Current Biology.
More than half of all children and adolescents in the United States are under-hydrated — probably because they’re not drinking enough water — and that could have significant repercussions for their physical health and cognitive and emotional functioning, according to the first national study of its kind.
Researchers discover that aspartate is a limiter of cell proliferation.
A new technology reveals that immune system genes switch on and off differently in women and men, and the source of that variation is not primarily in the DNA.
Delirium, an acute state of confusion, often affects older adults following surgery or serious illness. Now, a study confirms that inflammation—an immune response that develops when the body attempts to protect itself from harmful stimuli—plays a role in the onset of delirium.
Following several years of research and collaboration, physicians and engineers say they have developed a computer platform that provides rapid, real-time feedback before and during facial transplant surgery, which may someday improve face-jaw-teeth alignment between donor and recipient.
Eating for pure pleasure instead of hunger is controlled by a hormone in the brain, according to new Rutgers University research. The work could point to brain-first targets to combat the burgeoning obesity epidemic, according to the scientists.
Scientists have devised a new strategy to precisely modify human T cells using the genome-editing system known as CRISPR/Cas9.
Federal health regulators on Tuesday approved an inflatable medical balloon that aids weight loss by filling up space in the stomach.
Wild chimpanzees in the forests of Uganda are increasingly eating clay to supplement the minerals in their diet, according to a long-term international study published in the early version of the journal PLOS ONE.
As gene sequencing has gotten faster and cheaper, clinicians and researchers are able to use genomic data to study, diagnose, and develop a course of treatment for a variety of individual cancers. MAGI, an open-source tool lets users compare their data with enormous cancer genetics datasets.
More than 20 years of habitat restoration and breeding programs have helped the endangered Karner blue butterfly make a comeback in the pine barrens of upstate New York where it was discovered by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov decades ago.
Researchers Create Smartphone-based Device that Reads Medical Diagnostic Tests Quickly and AccuratelyJuly 28, 2015 11:34 am | by UCLA | Comments
A team of researchers from the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA has developed a new mobile phone-based device that can read ELISA plates in the field with the same level of accuracy as the large machines normally found in clinical laboratories.
A gene therapy that delivers a protein that suppresses the development of female reproductive organs may improve survival rates in patients with ovarian cancer that has recurred after chemotherapy. Recurrence happens 70 percent of the time and is invariably fatal.
A new technology – called “Sticky-flares” – developed by nanomedicine experts offers the first real-time method to track and observe the dynamics of RNA distribution as it is transported inside living cells.