A scientific controversy appears to have been put to rest. At the behest of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers conducted a study of 293 people and found no link between chronic fatigue syndrome and retroviruses.
In truly disgusting news, rosacea — a fairly common acne-like condition characterized by red, inflamed skin — may be caused by tiny bugs living in the pores of your face, reports a researcher at National University of Ireland.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, detailed energy measurements show that while hunter-gatherers may be more physically active than the rest of us, they don’t burn more calories thanks to their lower metabolisms
The proportion of U.S. patients who receive effective treatment has jumped from 45% in 2001 to 72% in 2010, according to a large national study, but that’s still lower than some previous estimates
Caltech and Harvard scientists built an artificial jellyfish in hopes that its coordinated muscle movements will help teach them better ways to mend damaged human heart tissue or build replacement parts for other systems in the …
A consortium of scientists has set about mapping the millions of bacteria that live in and on our bodies, keeping us healthy
Researchers have long hoped to corral the immune system in the war on cancer. Now, antibody-based compounds show new promise.
People with an immune system flaw that causes the overproduction of an antibody molecule called a free light chain are four times more likely to die of diseases including cancer, diabetes and cardiac and respiratory disease than …
Could the answer to cancer lie within our own DNA?
It’s that season again: time for the big reveal of the TIME 100 — our editors’ picks for the most influential and interesting people in the world.
A boon for balding pates: scientists have pinpointed a protein that may trigger hair loss, and it could be a target for a cure.
Science is not known for drama, except when a researcher commits fraud
A newly discovered protein could help both mouse and man gain all the benefits of exercise without breaking a sweat