A new approach offers an unprecedented view of how a virus infects and appropriates a host cell, step by step. Researchers applied the method to HIV, a virus whose genome is less than 100,000 the size of ours.
Obese teenagers already show signs of hormonal differences from normal-weight peers that may make them prone to weight gain, according to a new study.
A family of compounds known as perovskites, which can be made into thin films with many promising electronic and optical properties, has been a hot research topic in recent years.
Unlike the declining populations of many fish species, the number of cephalopods (octopus, cuttlefish and squid) has increased in the world’s oceans over the past 60 years.
American biochemical engineer Frances Arnold, whose discoveries in "directed evolution" have helped produce medicines, including drugs for treating diabetes, on Tuesday was awarded this year's Millennium Technology Prize.
Researchers have created a new, greatly simplified, platform for antibiotic discovery that may go a long way to solving the crisis of antibiotic resistance.
Research engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are developing a knee band with microphones and vibration sensors to listen to and measure the sounds inside the joint.
Men with blood cells that do not carry the Y chromosome are at greater risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. This is in addition to an increased risk of death from other causes, including many cancers.
Theranos, the $9-billion company built around the concept of a fingerprick blood draw for dozens of tests, has voided two years’ worth of tests done with its marquee technology. The erroneous tests could have led to misdirected health-care decisions.
New research based on how couples behave during conflicts suggests outbursts of anger predict cardiovascular problems. Conversely, shutting down emotionally during conflict raises the risk of musculoskeletal ailments such as a bad back or stiff muscles.
A team of scientists has conducted the world's most comprehensive analysis of coral genes, focusing on how their evolution has allowed corals to interact with and adapt to the environment.
Environmental researchers have called for a ‘code of best practice’ in using unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for wildlife monitoring and protection, and other biological field research.
An innovative new archaeological study has revealed in detail for the first time how individual towns, villages and hamlets across swathes of medieval England were decimated by the Black Death.
The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to 15 percent last year thanks to the biggest one-year decline in more than 20 years.
Neuroscientists boost ability of aging brain to recapture links between related memories in mice. The findings suggest a possible intervention for people suffering from age-related memory problems.