However, during a phase one clinical trial of a new treatment for MS patients, researchers were able to curtail the body’s attacks on myelin by 50 to 75 percent, while sustaining the functionality of the rest of the immune system.
MIT study sheds light on what causes compulsive behavior, could improve OCD treatments.
MIT studies of two influenza viruses reveal genetic mutations that could result in pandemic flu.
Engineers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have announced the successful testing of an all-solid lithium-sulfur battery with about four times the energy density of today’s lithium-ion batteries.
Mind-control optogenetics experiments in mice give new clarity to the neural circuitry that underlines repetitive behaviors.
Soft contact lenses could display information to the wearer and provide continuous medical monitoring.
A new blood test for Down's syndrome during pregnancy could reduce the number of women who undergo further invasive testing to detect fetal abnormalities, new research suggests.
For 28 years, Denise Herzing has spent five months each summer living with a pod of Atlantic spotted dolphins, following three generations of family relationships and behaviors.
A fun, engaging and relevant programme, inspiring the viewer to consider the science within and how scientific process can be used to test ideas and develop theories, rather than just looking for a given answer to a known question.
Missing out on sleep can cause men to incorrectly gauge if women want to get it on.
This is the first almost-practical application of temporal cloaking ... but it might work too well.
Previous measurements of lithium isotopes in the galaxy may not have been entirely accurate. Woops!
From DARPA, some very tiny suction.
The penises of many male birds stop growing and shrink away. Scientists reveal the genetic mechanism at work.
At the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Janet Jansson stocks her fridge with baggies full of dirt.
Physicists have revealed a new way to control the spins of atoms, an achievement that could open the way for new kinds of sensors while also shedding light on fundamental physics.
It's a small primate with a body shorter than your finger. It has a round face, slender limbs and a long tail.
In a breakthrough discovery, researchers have discovered a treatment capable of reducing the debilitating autoimmune response that occurs in people suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS).
Eleven robots faced off in a Massachusetts field on Wednesday, showing off their ability to independently track down objects in a hunt for $1.5 million in prize money at a NASA-sponsored contest aimed at speeding technological development.
New fossil evidence of the earliest complete skeleton of an ancient primate suggests it was a hyperactive, wide-eyed creature so small you could hold a couple of them in your hand — if only they would stay still long enough.
Want to control your TV or stereo with a simple wave of the hand and from any room in the house?
The numerous photos and videos taken on the ground after a massive EF5 tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on May 20 showed the individual scale of the destruction.
If humanity is serious about traveling to other star star systems in the foreseeable future, it needs to get the ball rolling now, say experts who have organized an upcoming conference on the subject.
Ultra-powerful microscopy can now peer inside individual molecules, revealing the vibrations of bonds between atoms.
Is humanity getting smarter or dumber with time? The answer may be both.
When Felix Fischer of the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) set out to develop nanostructures made of graphene using a new, controlled approach to chemical reactions, the first result was a surprise: spe
The hidden face of Antarctica, concealed for more than 30 million years beneath thick ice, is revealed in a new map and video of the continent's rocky surface, released today by NASA.
Tumours in several people with an advanced form of skin cancer have completely disappeared after treatment with one of three drugs that force tumour cells out of hiding.
TWO years ago, Antonio Melillo was in a car crash that completely severed his spinal cord. He has not been able to move or feel his legs since. And yet here I am, in a lab at the Santa Lucia Foundation hospital in Rome, Italy, watching him walk.
By layering tiny nanospheres onto stretchy fabric, scientists have created a material that changes color when stretched. Called “polymer opal” by the team, the material mimics the multicolored brilliance of an opal gemstone.