In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
Scientists in Lyon, a French city famed for its cuisine, have discovered a quick-cook recipe for copious volumes of hydrogen. This find could one day power fuel cells and meet other energy needs.
Chinese scientists say great progress has been made in quality control technologies and standardization of traditional Tibetan medicine after 20 years of research.
Researchers are proposing a set of guidelines for assessing the performance of pollinator species in order to determine which species are most important and should be prioritized for protection.
As embryonic tissue develops, cells push and pull on each other, and they must do so correctly for the tissue to develop properly. Now, scientists have devised the first method to measure these tiny forces in three-dimensional tissues and living embryos.
An international team of researchers has zeroed in on a protein that plays a key role in many lung-related ailments, from seasonal coughing and hacking to more serious diseases such as MRSA infections and cystic fibrosis.
Europe's top regulator says he has asked Google not to discriminate against companies that don't want it to use their content in Google's specialized search results, such as price comparison for plane tickets or reviews of restaurants.
Germany's express delivery and mail company Deutsche Post DHL is testing a drone that could be used to deliver urgently needed goods to hard-to-reach places.
The head of the organization leading the mission to destroy Syria's chemical weapons says there may be delays in transporting the chemicals out of the war-torn country.
After decades of silence, producers across the $217-billion wine industry are finally beginning to talk about the problem and ways to combat it.
Hampton Creek Foods seeks to disrupt a global egg industry that backers say wastes energy, pollutes the environment, causes disease outbreaks and confines chickens to tiny spaces. Meanwhile, another company is targeting the chicken itself.
One of this year's Nobel Prize laureates says learning how to handle failure is key to becoming a successful scientist.
A type of male fish that builds sandcastles to impress females and intimidate rivals has provided an important clue about the evolution of new species.
A species of cockroach never found in the U.S. before has been positively identified in Manhattan. Unlike the roaches that New York residents have known and hated for years, this variety can survive not just indoors where it’s warm, but also outdoors in freezing temperatures.
Knowledge about the efficacy of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in preventing cervical cancer was lacking in the majority of survey respondents for whom the information would be relevant.