A naturally occurring vitamin, nicotinamide riboside (NR), can lower blood sugar levels, reduce fatty liver and prevent peripheral nerve damage in mouse models of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.
Evidence is mounting that a diet mimicking the effects of fasting has health benefits beyond weight loss, with a new USC-led study indicating that it may reduce symptoms of multiple sclerosis.
New research has revealed the mechanisms that keep the brain clean during neurodegenerative diseases.
NASA hit a snag while trying to inflate an experimental room at the International Space Station on Thursday and put everything on indefinite hold.
Fat-free ice cream, for all its healthy merits, melts the wrong way. Two seconds on the tongue and it's a slush of milk, flavoring and water instead of the rich glob of slowly melting cream we grew to love as kids. When it comes to taste memories, fats are forever.
Simultaneous transplantation of a "composite" skull and scalp flap plus a kidney and pancreas--all from the same donor--provided excellent outcomes for a patient with a non-healing scalp defect and declining organ kidney and pancreas function.
The team encountered the first individual, a beautiful meter-long silvery female, climbing in a Silver Palm tree near the water's edge on a remote island in the southern Bahamas.
For more than a decade, doctors and scientists have warned that evolving bacteria could soon lead to “superbug” germs resistant to all current antibiotics, ushering in a new era of medicine in the United States – and beyond.
By increasing the level of a specific microRNA molecule, researchers have for the first time restored chemotherapy sensitivity in vitro to a line of human pancreatic cancer cells that had developed resistance to a common treatment drug.
A year and a half ago, researchers at Brown University found a molecular gas pedal for melanin production. Now they've found a brake.
A Utah mountainside collapsed 4,800 years ago in a gargantuan landslide known as a "rock avalanche," creating the flat floor of what is now Zion National Park by damming the Virgin River to create a lake that existed for 700 years.
For many birds, just like for many people, red is the color of love. And, as with so many things, there is science behind the color.
A standard brain scanning technique is showing promise for helping doctors distinguish between patients in a vegetative state and those with hidden signs of consciousness.
People who suffer itching with no clear cause may have previously unrecognized immune system defects. In a small study of such patients, researchers identified immune system irregularities that may prompt the urge to scratch.