Two urine diseases can be diagnosed from the substance
This Is Why You Get the Munchies
THC and fasting both trigger olfactory senses, which then causes hunger
Eating Your Feelings? Your Mom Might Be to Blame
Mothers’ relationships with their own moms can lead to parenting styles that could cause their kids to be obese
Reversing Aging: Not as Crazy as You Think
Harvard researchers find a new compound that can make old cells young again
Colon Cancer’s Newest Culprit: Gut Bacteria
Add one more to the list of tumor-causing bad guys in the colon.
Closer to a Cure for Baldness
Turning hair growth on its head — by transplanting hair follicles upside down — may provide hope for receding hairlines.
Your Brain Cells Shrink While You Sleep (And That’s a Good Thing)
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.
Let There Be Light: Narrow Spectrum UV May Lower Risk of MRSA in Hospitals
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 …
Scientists Awarded Nobel Prize For Studies on Cell Transport Systems
Three American cell biologists are recognized for discoveries that explain how diseases such as diabetes, immune disorders, and Alzheimer’s work.
Experimental Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Shows Promise
One in six Americans have high cholesterol, but one in five can’t take the popular statin medications to keep their levels down.
Mapping Cancer: Largest Set of Tumor Genomes Could Lead to Better Anticancer Drugs
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.
Treatments from Toxins: New Drugs May Come from Some Dangerous Places
Toxins are increasingly proving to be attractive sources of potentially life-saving drugs
Scientists Report First Success in Cloning Human Stem Cells
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.