A nutritional supplement— produced from beef, oysters and soy— delays advancement of Parkinson's and Familial Dysautonomia.
A new study of proteins suggests that the number of unique pockets– sites where small molecule pharmaceutical compounds can bind to proteins– is surprisingly small, meaning drug side effects may be impossible to avoid.
More than a decade ago, British parents refused to give measles shots to at least a million children because of a vaccine scare that raised the specter of autism. Now, health officials are scrambling to catch up and stop a growing epidemic of the contagious disease.
Research shows that purified components of ginger may have properties that help asthma patients breathe more easily.
Regular consumption of coffee is associated with a reduced risk of primary sclerosing cholangitis, an autoimmune liver disease.
The World Health Organization says a yellow fever booster vaccination given 10 years after the initial shot isn't necessary.
A single injection of nanogel can maintain normal blood-sugar levels for an average of 10 days in mice with Type 1 diabetes.
Malaria parasites can “talk” to each other– a social behavior to ensure the parasite’s survival and improve its chances of being transmitted to other humans.
A deadly new respiratory virus related to SARS can apparently spread from person-to-person as health care workers fell ill after contact with infected patients in eastern Saudi Arabia.
Scientists have finally recovered stem cells from cloned human embryos, a longstanding goal that could lead to new treatments for such illnesses as Parkinson's disease and diabetes.
Scientists have developed a new valve— made from Zirconia— used to restore vocal function for patients with throat cancer. It lasts eight times longer than silicone valves.
Engineers have combined layers of flexible materials into pressure sensors to create a wearable heart monitor thinner than a dollar bill.
A surprising new report questions public health efforts to get Americans to sharply cut back on salt, saying it's not clear whether eating super-low levels is worth the struggle.
Nanometer-scale alloys possess the ability to emit light so brightly they could have potential applications in medicine.
New approaches are dramatically changing the way breast cancer operations are done, giving women more options, faster treatment, smaller scars, fewer long-term side effects and better cosmetic results.
New research is raising fresh concern that an age-old treatment for troubled pregnancies— bed rest— doesn't seem to prevent premature birth, and might even worsen that risk.
Researchers have invented a method for repairing damaged peripheral nerves.
New research finds that suicide, while strongly associated with psychiatric conditions, also correlates with environmental pollution.
A finding of disrupted brain gene orchestration gives first direct evidence of circadian rhythm changes in depressed brains and opens door to better treatment.
Scientists have identified a protein in the blood of mice and humans that may prove to be the first effective treatment for the form of age-related heart failure that affects millions of Americans.
A new study looking at the genomes of more than 13,000 men identified four new genetic variants associated with an increased risk of testicular cancer.
Experiments unearthed clues about which protein signaling molecules are allowed into hollow, hair-like “antennae,” called cilia, that alert cells to critical changes in their environments.
A study has identified influenza viruses circulating in pigs and birds that could pose a risk to humans.
Scientists have established an inheritable bacterial infection in malaria-transmitting Anopheles mosquitoes that renders them immune to malaria parasites.