The fusion of blood vessels during the formation of the vascular system follows a uniform process. The blood vessels involved go through different phases of a common choreography, in which the splitting and the rearrangement of endothelial cells play a critical role.
A team of researchers working with animals has developed a vaccine that prevents the virulent TB bacterium from invading the brain and causing the highly lethal condition TB meningitis.
Scientists have successfully identified animal species that can transmit more diseases to humans by using mathematical tools similar to those applied to the study of social networks like Facebook or Twitter.
Researchers have for the first time detailed the molecular mechanism that makes a particular combination of cement and polymer glue so tough.
In a study that included more than 1.5 million deliveries in Sweden, maternal overweight and obesity during pregnancy were associated with increased risk for preterm delivery, with the highest risks observed for extremely preterm deliveries.
A new report issued today by a top-level United Nations knowledge network lays out an action agenda to support global efforts to achieve sustainable development during the period 2015-2030.
Using wood for energy is considered cleaner than fossil fuels, but a study finds that logging may release large amounts of carbon stored in deep forest soils.
The projections paint an unsettling picture of New York's future: a city where by the 2050s, 800,000 people could be living in a flood zone that would cover a quarter of the land, and there could be as many 90-degree days as is now normal for Birmingham, Ala.
Researchers have analyzed page views, clickstreams and discussion threads for clues as to how students learn online.
A study indicates that overeating and weight gain contributing to onset of diabetes could be related to a deficit in reward circuits in the brain.
Incoherent combining of high power fiber lasers for directed-energy weapons and power beaming have proven effective in laser weapon systems prototypes now being temporarily deployed onboard select Navy ships.
A researcher found a unique strain of bacteria that can tolerate high alkalinity and degrade cellulose at the same time.
For the European physicists who created the World Wide Web, preserving its history is as elusive as unlocking the mysteries of how the universe began.
Most of the matter in the universe may be made out of particles that possess an unusual, donut-shaped electromagnetic field called an anapole.
Using data derived from nuclear weapons testing of the 1950s and 60s, scientists have found that a small portion of the human brain involved in memory makes new neurons well into adulthood.