There is more than meets the eye following even a mild traumatic brain injury. While the brain may appear to be intact, new findings report that the brain’s protective coverings may feel the brunt of the impact.
New demographic data on humans, animals and plants for the first time unveils such an...
A new research program will investigate the relationship between exposure to environmental...
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
While posttraumatic stress is expected after natural disasters, few survivors anticipate the positive psychological changes that they may experience – and now new research has revealed that genes may play a role.
A new study shows out that mice with a mutation in the gene for the protease Tmprss2 do not become infected by flu viruses containing hemagglutinin type H1.
Men who continued to smoke after a cancer diagnosis had an increased risk of death compared with those who quit smoking after diagnosis, according to a new study.
The herpes virus that produces cold sores during times of stress now has been linked to cognitive impairment throughout life, according to a new study.
In search of better cancer treatments, researchers have designed synthetic molecules that combine the advantages of two experimental RNA therapies.
Scientists have found that cells known primarily for tempering immune response also exist in injured muscle tissue, an unexpected role for regulatory T cells.
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.
Triplets-and-more increasingly are the result of drugs given to women to make them produce eggs — not from using multiple embryos from IVF, or lab-dish fertilization, new research shows.
A new approach developed by researchers could enable the most detailed x-ray images ever— including clear views of soft tissue without any need for contrast agents.
Scientists have identified an enzyme that can halt or possibly even reverse the build-up of toxic protein fragments known as plaques in the brains of mice with Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers have discovered how prostate cancer stem cells evolve as the disease progresses, a finding that could help point the way to more highly targeted therapies.
With few exceptions, cells don’t change type once they have become specialized. However, new findings have identified a method for changing one cell type into another in a process called forced transdifferentiation.
In a seemingly simple experiment, a scientist exposes rats to a certain pesticide over several days, and the rodents start showing symptoms remarkably similar to those seen in Parkinson’s patients.
Stress from having to keep a secret– one’s sexual orientation, for example, or simply a forbidden word– can cause lapses in physical stamina, intellectual acuity, executive function and even email etiquette.
In a new study, researchers report that increased activity in the medial prefrontal cortex of the brain is linked to decreased activity in the amygdala, the portion of the brain where memories of frightening events are created.
Researchers have identified a protein that causes loss of function in immune cells combatting HIV. The scientists report that the protein, Sprouty-2, is a promising target for future HIV drug development.
Researchers have identified a new genetic variant, located on chromosome 17, associated with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)– the most common form of motor neuron disease.
A byproduct of cholesterol functions like the hormone estrogen to fuel the growth and spread of the most common types of breast cancers, researchers report.
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