While SeaWorld's decision last month to end its orca breeding program delighted animal rights...
Millions of years ago, the Earth’s marine and terrestrial environments played host to all sorts...
Researchers describe for the first time REM and slow-wave sleep in a reptile, the Australian dragon Pogona vitticeps. This suggests that brain sleep dates back at least to the evolution of the amniotes, that is, to the beginning of the colonization of terrestrial landmass by vertebrate animals.
Bioengineers have created what they believe to be the first online search engine for functional genomics data. This new search engine, called GeNemo, is free for public use.
Strokes, seizures, traumatic brain injury and schizophrenia: these conditions can cause persistent, widespread acidity around neurons in the brain. But exactly how that acidity affects brain function isn't well understood. Researchers have begun to unravel some of the puzzle.
Federal health officials have approved an experimental drug to treat psychotic delusions and behaviors that often afflict patients with Parkinson's disease, the debilitating movement disorder.
Puerto Rico announced Friday that it has recorded the first Zika-related U.S. death amid an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus in the U.S. territory.
What if a map of the brain could help us decode people's inner thoughts? Scientists have taken a step in that direction by building a "semantic atlas" that shows in vivid colors and multiple dimensions how the human brain organizes language.
The chronic inflammatory disorder is marked by certain increased proteins, which are also active in some neurodegenerative disorders, the authors from the University of Copenhagen found.
State lawmakers are poised to make Hawaii one of a handful of states that allow psychologists to prescribe medication in hopes of increasing access to mental health services.
In a major breakthrough, scientists transformed skin cells into heart cells and brain cells using a combination of chemicals. The research lays the groundwork for one day being able to regenerate lost or damaged cells with pharmaceutical drugs.
A study sheds new light on the biological mechanisms that control the sleep-wake cycle. Specifically, it shows that a simple shift in the balance of chemicals found in the fluid that bathes and surrounds brain cells can alter the state of consciousness of animals.
Researchers have found a gene that helps explain why some people appear more youthful than others.
People with more friends have higher pain tolerance, researchers have found.
Washington state biologists are trying to determine what killed a sea lion that was captured and released after it was strangely found in the driveway of a cattle ranch about 50 miles from the ocean.
People often complain they don’t have time to exercise or fit a work-out routine into their busy schedules, but a new study may throw that excuse out of the window. Researchers say just one minute of high intensity exercise results in similar health benefits as 45 minutes of moderate-intensity training.
Houston-based MolecularMatch, which launched its online platform two years ago to connect cancer patients to treatment options and clinical trials, has partnered with Liquid Biotech USA Inc., a personalized cancer diagnostics company, to advance early cancer detection and treatment.