A team at a biotech firm proposed and demonstrated a novel new way of preserving gray matter: by perfusing rabbit and pig brains with preservatives through blood flow before death, preventing damage during freezing and keeping brain intact, down to individual neurons.
The weather patterns that typically bring moisture to the southwestern United States are becoming more rare, an indication that the region is sliding into the drier climate state predicted by global models.
Poor physical fitness in middle age may be linked to a smaller brain size 20 years later. A study found a direct correlation between poor fitness and brain volume decades later.
On Monday, I wrote a blog expressing my viewpoint about an infographic the CDC released on women and drinking, which I believe was done in a sexist manner. On Wednesday, the agency edited the infographic to include men, both in verbiage and illustration. As of today, the more insulting portion of the infographic has been completely removed from the CDC's website.
Almost all of our genes may be influenced by the food we eat, according to new research. The study was carried out in yeast, which can be used to model some of the body's fundamental processes.
Imagine if the picture window in your living room could double as a giant thermostat or big screen TV. A new discovery has brought us one step closer to this becoming a reality.
Researchers have identified what causes a third of all myelomas. The findings could fundamentally change the way this cancer and others are treated.
A new study using an advanced computer model casts doubt on previously held theories about the Yellowstone supervolcano's origins, adding to the mystery of Yellowstone's formation.
The Nullarbor Plain in Australia portrays an arid and treeless landscape. But a pair of scientists believe the region is a "treasure trove" for understanding the planet's climate past.
A new hybrid way to convert sugar into nylon works at room temperature and uses inexpensive materials. The technique combines a genetically engineered strain of yeast with a lead catalyst.
Simple physics may play a larger role than previously thought in helping control key bodily processes such as how the body fights infection.
A group of drugs being developed to treat mood disorders could also relieve chronic pain. A study reveals how a protein that shapes the body's response to stress also drives chronic pain, and so offers new targets for future pain treatments.
Isotope analysis of 2000-year-old skeletons buried in Imperial Rome reveal some were migrants from the Alps or North Africa, according to a study.
The growing popularity of battery-powered cars could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but they are not entirely Earth friendly. Problems can creep in when these batteries are disposed of.
Prolonged hammering and chiseling accelerated degenerative arthritis in the hands of Michelangelo Buonarroti, sculptor, painter and one of the greatest artists of all time.
Maintaining the versatility of stem cells until the time is right is a major challenge. But mimicking a natural process called diapause can halt stem cells, effectively putting them to sleep for up to two weeks.