... a body-cooling glove out of Stanford that researchers say might be more potent--and obviously much more legal--than steroids.
The first “genetically pure” bison produced from a cleansed and transplanted embryo was born in June, officials at the Bronx Zoo announced today. Now the zoo can expand its bison herd with only the purest samples of prairie cows.
The blood tests may herald a new wave of noninvasive prenatal screening.
A biotech company called Cerulean says its nanoparticle-delivered cancer drugs are better at attacking tumors.
Half man, half machine
Scientists have isolated the brains of dogs, cats and monkeys and kept them alive for short periods in one way or another. But the most successful “whole-brain preparation” of a mammal was developed in the mid-1980s.
Scientists have found well preserved ancient insects frozen in amber in Earth's oldest bug trap. They are 230 million years old, which puts them in the Triassic time period, and about 100 million years older than previously known
A new material developed at Harvard and MIT adds a distinctly cybernetic element to the science of tissue engineering.
Kari Stefansson says his genetic research company has shown that older fathers pass many more DNA mutations to their children.
After yesterday morning's important news that menstruation doesn't increase your risk of being attacked by a bear, a friend tweeted a great question at me: "Ok, but it's SHARK WEEK! What about swimming with your Aunt Flo?"
Dallas County, Texas, and several nearby towns and cities in the Dallas area are currently being forcibly sprayed with toxic insecticides as part of a government effort to supposedly eradicate mosquitoes that may be carriers of West Nile virus (WNv).
The Republican challenger for a hotly contested U.S. Senate seat in Missouri said on Sunday that he "misspoke" when he said women have biological defenses to prevent pregnancy in cases of "legitimate rape," making legal abortion rights unnecessary.
The technique could help patients with currently untreatable diseases such as Huntington's.
In a discovery that defies the popular meaning of the word "wire," scientists have found that Mother Nature uses DNA as a wire to detect the constantly occurring genetic damage and mistakes that ― if left unrepaired ― can result in diseas
The spindly, six-eyed members of the worldwide arachnid tribe appear to have evolved their fearsome elongated claws over hundreds of millions of years, but how they attack their prey and how and what they eat are still unknown, the scientists say.
Professor Julian Savulescu said that creating so-called designer babies could be considered a “moral obligation” as it makes them grow up into “ethically better children”.
New research strengthens the link between physical attributes and baby-making potential
The first serious indications of the ecosystem impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan are in, and they’re troubling.
A new insect species living in Malaysia was discovered thanks to a photo posted on the internet, which was spotted by an entomologist randomly flipping through the images.
Bullfrogs, often shipped live between continents to be eaten, are spreading the deadly chytrid fungus that is threatening amphibians worldwide, new research indicates.
The learning disability dyslexia is caused by a problem with signal processing involving speech recognition in the brain, according to a new study.
With whole genome sequencing quickly becoming more affordable and accessible, we need to pay more attention to the massive amount of information it will deliver to parents and the fact that we don't yet understand what most of it means, concludes an
Some patients will feel better after taking a medication even if the drug doesn't actually do anything to treat their condition. It's called the "placebo effect." But there's another side to the power of suggestion...
Why two sexes instead of one? Why are sperm necessary for reproduction and how did they evolve?
This summer, a severe drought and genetically modified crops are delivering a one-two punch to US crops.
Treatment with growth hormone-releasing hormone improves memory and focus in healthy adults and in those who already show some signs of mental decline, new research finds.
Microbes, sponges, and wormsthe side effects of pollution and heavy fishingare adding insult to injury in Kenya's imperiled reef systems, according to a recent study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Azores.
Researchers have found that a bacterium that emerged centuries ago in Europe has now been spreading globally into countries undergoing rapid development and industrialization.
They could be the cause of cancer relapse—but may also offer new approaches to treatment.
The fastest athlete this summer isn’t competing in London: She’s a cheetah at the Cincinnati Zoo.