Add one more to the list of tumor-causing bad guys in the colon.
Turning hair growth on its head — by transplanting hair follicles upside down — may provide hope for receding hairlines.
In a predatory world, sleep doesn’t make much evolutionary sense. Why would any creature lie down, shut its eyes and not move for about a third of a day? It’s like an invitation to be eaten.
Hospitals are places of healing, but each year about 200,000 to 300,000 patients pick up infections in their surgical wounds, making them 60% more likely to spend time in the ICU than infection-free patients, and contributing to …
Three American cell biologists are recognized for discoveries that explain how diseases such as diabetes, immune disorders, and Alzheimer’s work.
One in six Americans have high cholesterol, but one in five can’t take the popular statin medications to keep their levels down.
The latest map of all the genes involved in a set of tumor cells exposes which mutations drive cancer and how to possibly treat them.
Toxins are increasingly proving to be attractive sources of potentially life-saving drugs
It’s been 17 years since Dolly the sheep was cloned from a mammary cell. And now scientists applied the same technique to make the first embryonic-stem-cell lines from human skin cells.
She was thrown out, or at least her head was, with the remains of other animals — dogs, horses, squirrels — and other debris that the colonists discarded during the winter of 1609–10.
It’s a study in mice, but results from an intriguing experiment suggests that having one or two parents can affect new nerve growth in the brain, and that male and females respond differently to these influences.
A vaccine that thwarts cancer cells has so far proved to be better in theory than in practice, and researchers may finally understand why.
Curious about how a disease gets started? Researchers may soon be able to “street view” the inner workings of the human body.