An interdisciplinary team of scientists has convened to map the origins of mental illnesses in the brain and develop noninvasive technologies to treat the conditions.
Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. But these spoons are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's disease to eat without spilling.
Clinical research is using brain imaging and drug therapy to better understand how microscopic changes in brain connectivity relate to alcohol dependence and recovery.
A team of researchers has come up with a way of greatly reducing the unpredictability of biological circuits. The team introduced a device that could ultimately allow such circuits to behave nearly as predictably as their electronic counterparts.
After more than six years of intensive effort, including repeated failures that at times made the quest seem futile, researchers have successfully converted mouse and human skin cells into pain-sensing neurons that respond to a number of stimuli.
A protein that stimulates the brain to awaken from sleep may be a target for preventing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. In recent years, scientists have established links between sleep problems and Alzheimer’s.
Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of popcorn at the movie theater.
Raw sprouts are linked to dozens of cases of food poisoning - again. The CDC said 63 people from 10 states concentrated on the East Coast fell ill with salmonella linked to bean sprouts.
Merck & Co., a top creator and seller of vaccines, has joined the fight against Ebola, the often-fatal hemorrhagic virus that's been ravaging parts of West Africa for months.
Guided by breakthrough research on the Estrogen Receptor 1 (ESR1) gene, many researchers and pharmaceutical companies are in hot pursuit of the next big anti-resistance breast cancer drug.
A research team has developed new computer games designed to significantly reduce the likelihood of falls at home and in the community among older people.
A new, enhanced MRI diagnostic approach was, for the first time, able to identify significant damage to the blood-brain barrier (BBB) of professional football players following “unreported” trauma or mild concussions.
Researchers had never shown exactly how cells in the brain stem detect carbon dioxide and regulate breathing in humans. After taking a mutation from a two-month-old baby and expressing it in human astrocytes, they did exactly that, and the research may lead to an early warning system to save premature infants.
A gene associated with schizophrenia plays a role in brain development and may help to explain the biological process of the disease, according to new research.
In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout. Large drugmakers are buying and selling businesses to control costs and deploy surplus cash. A rising stock market, tax strategies and low interest rates are also fueling the mergers and acquisitions.
The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.
A plague outbreak has killed 40 people on the island nation of Madagascar, with 119 people diagnosed with the bacterial disease since August. Two people have been diagnosed and one has died in the capital, Antananarivo.
Why do labs have such difficultly getting a handle on the source of OOS results? Part of the answer can be attributed to the still-common practice of manual volumetric sample preparation. Now, there is a new technique: gravimetric sample preparation.
One day, hopefully sooner rather than later, a truly energy-efficient, ultra-low-temperature (ULT) freezer will reach the market. Unfortunately, for now, no technology exists that provides significant gains in efficiency, without compromising unit stability.
An experimental 3-dimensional printed model of the heart may help surgeons treat patients born with complicated heart disorders, according to new research.
Researchers have pioneered a stem cell gene therapy cure for children born with adenosine deaminase (ADA)-deficient severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), often called "Bubble Baby" disease.
For decades, the mouse has been a mainstay for researchers studying human diseases because the two species share many of the same genes. But now, a comprehensive analysis of the inner workings of the DNA in humans and mice has uncovered some striking differences in the way their genes are controlled.
The spread of Ebola remains "intense" in most of Sierra Leone even as things have improved somewhat in the two other countries hardest hit, the World Health Organization says.
Of all the overfished fish in the seas, luscious, fatty bluefin tuna are among the most threatened. Marine scientist Goro Yamazaki, who is known in this seaside community as "Young Mr. Fish," is working to ensure the species survives.
Research shows that taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward. The benefits seem to grow over time and may last for life.