This is the first official look at the life sciences division of Google X.
Researchers have begun to appreciate the importance of copy number variation when considering the connections between DNA and disease.
Research has indicated that a new compound, called AP39, which generates minute quantities of the gas hydrogen sulfide inside cells.
Researchers have shown that inhibiting a previously unknown brain circuit that regulates compulsive sugar consumption does not interfere with healthy eating.
A measles outbreak in Arizona that originated at California's Disney parks is at risk of increasing dramatically in size as health officials keep tabs on 1,000 people, including nearly 200 children who could have been exposed at a Phoenix-area medical center.
The U.N. health agency said the three most affected countries - Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia - have reported fewer than 100 cases in the past week, for the first time since June.
A group of researchers has found a new way to identify the most malignant tumors in children.
Researchers found they could ‘reverse’ type 2 diabetes in laboratory models by dampening the inflammatory response in fat tissue.
For the first time, scientists have revealed a mechanism underlying the cellular degeneration of upper motor neurons, a small group of neurons in the brain recently shown to play a major role in ALS pathology.
For people with pancreatitis, a noncancerous inflammation of the tiny ducts in the 6-inch organ, the discomfort can be devastating.
After undergoing surgery to remove diseased sections of the colon, up to 30 percent of patients experience leakage from their sutures, which can cause life-threatening complications.
As technology evolves and becomes further integrated into society, massive amounts of data are being collected and stored.
Cornell researchers have achieved this feat in rats by engineering human lactobacilli, a common gut bacteria, to secrete a protein called Glucagen-like peptide 1 (GLP-1).
People who carry a variant of a gene that is associated with longevity also have larger volumes in a front part of the brain involved in planning and decision-making, according to researchers at UC San Francisco.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved for evaluating in people a nanoparticle-based imaging agent jointly developed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of California, Santa Barbara, in collaboration with Texas A&M University.
Cells are incredibly complicated machines with thousands of interacting parts — and disruptions to any of those interactions can cause disease.
Killer T cells are one of the body's main lines of defense against pathogens.
This discovery is different from previous research that found an infant would experience “catastrophic forgetting” once their memory capacity is exceeded.
Scientists have determined how an enzyme essential for energy metabolism functions.
Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases.
The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak.
A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone.
By now, most everyone has seen videos all over social media of friends and family dousing themselves in ice cold water as part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Long-awaited studies of two possible Ebola vaccines are set to begin in West Africa in a couple of weeks.