Northern New England's annual amphibian migration is always perilous, but critters that cross roads to breed are facing an additional challenge this year: a delayed start after the long winter.
A medication commonly taken for Type II diabetes, which is being found in freshwater systems...
A woman who became a bestselling author and wellness advocate after she claimed she healed...
Air pollution can shrink brains, lead to cognitive problems and even cause silent stokes, according to new research published by Stroke a journal of the American Heart Association.
The government is relying on some new technology - as well as a bit of luck - to track an outbreak of life-threatening listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products.
The intricately woven genetic makeup of Upland cotton has been decoded for the first time in the ancient plant’s history.
The widely held belief that depression is caused by low levels of serotonin and that certain antidepressants raise the levels of this neurotransmitter, is a myth, according to a psychiatrist in an editorial article in The BMJ this week.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a vaccine to counter a deadly strain of bird flu, as losses to poultry producers mount.
Blue Bell Creameries is pulling all of its products off the shelves after samples of its ice cream tested positive for a potentially deadly bacteria - listeria.
Cryo electron microscope enables scientists to explore the frontiers of targeted antibiotics.
The future growth of the non-vascular stent market by 2021 will be slower in the US than almost every other major market.
This method is delivering some promising results in early trials.
Here are the winners of the INTERPHEX Exhibitor Awards for 2015.
Dr. Mehmet Oz is defending himself against 10 doctors who've accused him of promoting "quack treatments" on his TV show.
Access to high-quality medicine is a basic human right, but more than four billion people live in countries where many medications are substandard or fake.
Health experts have warned that a greater flexibility must be brought to medical trials to combat diseases like Ebola to avoid facing another nightmare outbreak.
The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whale population from the endangered species list, saying they have rebounded after 45 years of protections.
Human embryos make viral proteins within days of fertilization.
One of the main sessions at this year’s Experimental Biology Conference in Boston was the Tang Prize Award lecture.
A single cell type in the skin of mice is a major contributor to scarring after wound healing or radiation damage, and facilitates the growth of melanoma. Blocking the cell’s activity in humans may be possible with currently approved drugs.
Research suggests strategy to prevent relapse after therapies targeting tumor blood vessels.
Study Describes First Steps in Basic Biological Process that Could Be Used to Harness Therapeutic CellsApril 17, 2015 2:23 pm | by University of Penn Medicine | News | Comments
Understanding the molecular signals that guide early cells in the embryo to develop into different types of organs provides insight into how tissues regenerate and repair themselves.
Bones found in an Italian cave over two decades ago might have provided the oldest Neanderthal DNA ever tested.
Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded, citing his "egregious lack of integrity" for promoting what they call "quack treatments."
A measles outbreak that began at Disneyland and reignited debate about vaccinations is nearing an end.
Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered how vitamin E deficiency may cause neurological damage by interrupting a supply line of specific nutrients and robbing the brain of the “building blocks” it needs to maintain neuronal health.
A wearable device that emits low-level electrical fields can slow the progression of glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer, and extend patients’ lifespans.
Research has shown that drinking two or fewer alcoholic beverages a day may be beneficial for men’s hearts. A new study suggests that danger could be a heartbeat away: more than two drinks a day in middle age may raise men’s stroke risk more than hypertension (high blood pressure, HBP) or diabetes does.
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