The first use of deep brain stimulation to the brain’s so-called “feeding center” was associated with a weight loss trend in morbidly obese patients whose stimulation was tuned to increase metabolism.
Scientists have discovered a previously undetected layer in the cornea, the clear window at the front of the human eye. The breakthrough could help surgeons to dramatically improve outcomes for patients undergoing corneal grafts and transplants.
New research uses membrane technology for “energy efficient” gas separation– a crucial part of many major industrial processes and important focus for increased sustainability in global energy production.
The Supreme Court says companies cannot patent human genes, a decision that could profoundly affect the medical and biotechnology industries.
Milky Way's galactic neighbor, Andromeda. This is the largest number of possible black holes found in a galaxy outside of our own.
Newly discovered genetic variations may help predict breast cancer risk in women who receive preventive breast cancer therapy with the selective estrogen receptor modulator drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene.
The first complete chemical analysis of feathers from Archaeopteryx, a famous fossil linking dinosaurs and birds, reveals that the feathers were patterned— light in color, with a dark edge and tip— rather than all black, as previously thought.
Large-scale experiments where scientists spray iron into oceans, literally fertilizing phytoplankton, have created huge man-made algal blooms. The experiments are controversial and, according to a new study, perhaps not as effective as expected.
A dramatic drop in the price of solar power technology last year helped the continued growth of renewable energy.
Scientists have developed a novel way to turn sea water into hydrogen, for a sustainable and clean fuel source.
Britain will start regulating electronic cigarettes and other products containing nicotine as medicines.
Researchers have reported the first observation of the "spin Hall effect" in a Bose-Einstein condensate, a cloud of ultracold atoms acting as a single quantum object.
Men who experience restless legs syndrome (RLS) may have a higher risk of dying earlier.
A team of researchers is recommending clinical guidelines that will cut the post-surgical infection rate for staph bacteria— including MRSA— by 71 percent and 59 percent for a broader class of infectious agents known as gram-positive bacteria.