Ovarian grafts -- frozen ovarian tissue that is thawed and transplanted back into a woman's body -- can help cancer survivors preserve their fertility, according to a small, new study.
Over the years, cosmologists have found ample evidence of just two kinds of black holes: stellar mass black holes and supermassive black holes.
Researchers in the US have developed a new detector for measuring rare circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in samples of whole blood.
Sadness increases subjective pain ratings and affects pain-evoked cortical activity, according to a study published in the July issue of The Journal of Pain.
Talk about fMRI may not be entirely familiar to many people, but that could change with new events that are highlighting efforts to link up humans and machines.
San Diego State University researchers at the Donald P. Shiley BioScience Center may have found the secret to helping the immune system fight off the flu before it gets you sick.
They're not naming the newcomer outright, because there are subtle indications that the particle may not, in fact, be the plain old Higgs itself, but rather a close doppelganger.
Whether parenthood makes a person happy or not may depend on their attitude toward proper childrearing, new research suggests.
Diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans, such as bird flu and tuberculosis, can wreak havoc on the health of both organisms. Now researchers have found 13 so-called zoonoses are responsible for 2.2 million human deaths every year.
...women using the drugs who conceived a 10-plus week pregnancy had a statistically significant increased risk of breast cancer compared to unsuccessfully treated women, but a comparable risk to nonusers....
Zebrafish, popular as aquarium fish, now have an important place in research labs as a model organism for studying human diseases.
An evaluation of national data by UC Davis researchers has found that extra weight is not necessarily linked with a higher risk of death.
of using injectable oxygen on patients whose lungs were incapacitated or whose airways were blocked. He was prompted to do so after a young girl that he was caring for passed away – she succumbed to a brain injury, which resulted when severe pneumoni
While the rest of the world was celebrating the discovery of the Higgs Boson particle, researchers announced another major discovery that will likely lead to fundamental changes in humanity’s understanding of the universe.
Pasternak is wearing a T-shirt that says Ballast Control Matters, which pretty much sums up that problem. “Blimps fly with buoyancy,” Pasternak says. “But when the blimp is empty, if you don’t hold it down, the ship flies into space. I realized we co
Doctor Austin is a Theoretical Zombiologist and Head of the Zombie Institute for Theoretical Studies, based at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Prepare the fireworks: The discovery of the Higgs boson is finally here. Early in the morning on July 4, physicists with the Large Hadron Collider at CERN announced they have found a new particle that behaves similarly to what is expected from the Hi
A biotech company believes it can create the first effective T-cell vaccines. If it is right, it would redefine infectious medicine.
Most people prefer to live in homes that are airy and flooded with light. Nobody likes to spend much time in a dark and dingy room.
One of cancer's most frightening characteristics is its ability to return after treatment.
Researchers have taken a step toward personalized medicine for Parkinson's disease, by investigating signs of the disease in patient-derived cells and testing how the cells respond to drug treatments.
Thousands of people are expected to find out whether they have HIV in the privacy of their own home, following approval by US regulators of a rapid HIV over-the-counter test kit.
A half-century scientific quest culminated early Wednesday as physicists announced the discovery of a new subatomic particle — one theorized to be so fundamental that without it, nothing could exist.
The chemical engineering challenge presented by a load of wash is considerable. An average load of laundry contains 40-120 grams (1.4-4.2 oz) of dirt. This dirt is a witch's brew of proteins, carbs, starches, hydrocarbons, fats, minerals, clay, and
Future genetic therapy could be as simple as applying a topical lotion, with nanoscale compounds soaking through your epidermis to tweak your DNA. This new class of nucleic acid structures could guard against some types of skin cancer, according to r
The researchers added rapamycin, which is also known as sirolimus and is marketed by Pfizer under the trade name Rapamune, to the diet of healthy mice throughout their lifespan and found the drug's effects held true for mice of all ages.
Even if nations manage to mitigate carbon emission levels, oceans will continue to rise throughout 21st century
A consortium of nine research centres has obtained the melon genome, a horticultural specie with high economic value around the world.
Scientists say they have assembled more completely the string of genetic letters that could control how well parrots learn to imitate their owners and other sounds.
A new species of feathered dinosaur discovered in southern Germany is further changing the perception of how predatory dinosaurs looked.