Scientists have discovered that the influenza virus is able to infect its host by first killing off the cells of the immune system that are actually best equipped to neutralize the virus.
To identify the molecular alterations responsible for mantle cell lymphoma, a group of scientists has sequenced the genome of more than thirty lymphomas- the first comprehensive genomic analysis of the disease.
To overcome triple negative breast cancer's eventual resistance to drugs, chemical engineers have designed nanoparticles that now only carry a cancer drug, but also carry short strands of RNA that can shut off one of the genes that cancer cells use to escape the drug.
Everyone grows older, but scientists don't really understand why. Now, a new study has uncovered a biological clock embedded in our genomes that may shed light on why our bodies age and how we can slow the process.
Coffee consumption reduces risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer, by about 40 percent, according to new research.
In very rare cases, fungal infections can spread below the skin’s surface and onto the lymph nodes, bones, digestive tract or even the brain. Researchers have now discovered a genetic deficiency that allows the fungus to spread in this way, a condition called deep dermatophytosis.
Researchers have devised a hair restoration method that can generate new human hair growth, rather than simply redistribute hair from one part of the scalp to another.
In 1980, two papers on nanotechnology were published. In 2011 and 2012, that number soared to 14,000 papers, each year. The Era of “The Small” will be big. Nanotech—the big science of building wee things—has permeated many areas of research. In medicine, the approach may be particularly effective, since it builds on the structures and functions of hugely effective nanoparticles already in the body—then improves upon them.
Human breast milk is sold for babies on several online sites for a few dollars an ounce, but a new study says buyer beware: Testing showed it can contain potentially dangerous bacteria including salmonella.
Argentine farmworker Fabian Tomasi was never trained to handle pesticides. His job was to keep the crop-dusters flying by filling their tanks as quickly as possible, although it often meant getting drenched in poison. Now, at 47, he's a living skeleton, so weak he can hardly leave his house in Entre Rios province.
Depression is twice as likely in migraine sufferers, say researchers. Both depression and suicidal ideation are much higher among individuals with migraine, a new study found.
A gene important in skin tanning has been linked to higher risk for testicular cancer in white men, according to a study led by a team of international scientists.
New research indicates that brain scans show signs of autism that could eventually support behavior-based diagnosis of autism and effective early intervention therapies.
Researchers have connected very rare and precise duplications and deletions in the human genome to their complex disease consequences by duplicating them in zebrafish.
When we sleep, our brains get rid of gunk that builds up while we're awake, suggests a study that may provide new clues to treat Alzheimer's disease and other disorders.
DNA analysis conducted by a British genetics professor suggests that he has solved the mystery of the Abominable Snowman— the elusive ape-like creature of the Himalayas. He thinks it's a bear.
Determining whether a bacterium is harmful typically requires growing cultures from samples of saliva or blood— a time-intensive laboratory procedure. Now, researchers have developed a microfluidic device that could speed the monitoring of bacterial infections associated with cystic fibrosis and other diseases.
The formation of long-term memory is dependent on protein synthesis at a specific location and time in brain tissues. A research team recently developed a new imaging technique to pinpoint exactly where and when cells produce new proteins.
The question of how the complex networks of nerves and blood vessels develop in tandem has remained largely unanswered. Although recent consensus holds that nerves form first and direct blood vessels to follow their lead, new research has uncovered an alternate process in a more complex tissue: the base, or pad, of mouse whiskers.
In two parallel projects, researchers have created new genomes inside the bacterium E. coli in ways that test the limits of genetic reprogramming and open new possibilities for increasing flexibility, productivity and safety in biotechnology.
What many commuters choking on smog have long suspected has finally been scientifically validated: air pollution causes lung cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer declared today that air pollution is a carcinogen.
Living standards have risen significantly in the developed world over the past 50 years, so why aren’t we happier than our grandparents? A new study argues that the psychological benefits from income rises are wiped out by much smaller income losses.
Researchers have created a peptide, linked to a light-responsive dye, capable of switching "on" death pathways and altering critical interactions in B-cell lymphoma cancer cells.
New research shows that chronic itching, which can occur in many medical conditions, is different from the fleeting urge to scratch a mosquito bite because because chronic itching appears to incorporate more than just the nerve cells that normally transmit itch signals.
Spraying a plant hormone on broccoli— already one of the planet’s most nutritious foods— boosts its cancer-fighting potential, and researchers say they have new insights on how that works.