The federal government should fix or drop new regulations that throttle scientific study of America's heritage
Routine clinical use of his vaccine forestalled the paralysis and death brought by the dreaded illness
The Patent Office is swamped with gene sequences it can't afford to check
Although acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) didn't hit mainstream collective consciousness until the early 1980s, new research out of the University of Arizona in Tucson indicates that the most pervasive global strain of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) began spreading among humans between 1884 and 1924, a finding that suggests growing urbanization in colonial Africa set the stage for the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Adult cells do not fully convert to embryonic-like state.
Can two new techniques shake up biotechnology?
Researchers discover a new mechanism for cancer
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Osamu Shimomura of the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass., and Boston University; Martin Chalfie, of Columbia University, New York; and Roger Tsien, of the University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California.
Mice that ate their entire food for the day in an eight-to-12-hour window had better markers for health than did mice free to eat whenever they wanted. Steve Mirsky reports
A new technique offers scientists an unprecedented window into complex psychiatric disorders