15 years after a gene defect was found to increase the risk of schizophrenia 30-fold, scientists have figured out how it might cause the brain disorder's debilitating symptoms
With a 35 percent nonresponse rate in 2000 and a projected cost of $14.5 billion for 2010, some demographers are looking for better ways to collect demographic data
The most expensive wine ever sold in the U.S. was a Montrachet 1978 from Domaine de la Romanee-Cont, according to a report by Forbes.com. Following a bidding war between two avid collectors, the seven-bottle lot sold for a whopping $167,500 (almost $24,000 per bottle) in a 2001 auction at New York City's Sotheby's...
An amazing example of tissue regeneration in mice might lead to treatments that promote wound healing in humans--but it almost went unnoticed
Once they're inside the female reproductive organs, sperm pull out all the stops to outrace their rivals to the egg—especially if the opponent comes from another male.
Despite a history of causing fetal malformations, thalidomide is FDA-approved for some conditions, so clues are welcome as to how the drug, formerly used as a sedative and now for immunomodulatory therapy, works...
Sixty years after the first documented kidney transplant in the U.S., a study shows the procedure carries little long-term medical risk for the donor
New research holds promise for a noninvasive brain-computer interface that allows mental control over computers and prosthetics
A rare set of fossils suggests that snakes preyed on the largest animals to have ever walked the Earth when they were at their most vulnerable
The same technology that has people swinging imaginary rackets and bowling virtual balls for entertainment at home might help people recovering from strokes, according to research presented February 25 at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference...
To understand how bacteria and viruses work and test potential treatments, scientists study them in animals. But what about diseases that only affect humans?
Research shows that children born with the help of reproductive technology might be at a higher risk for genetic defects leading to chronic disorders
Olympic competitors such as Apolo Ohno are down near the 2 percent body-fat range. How do they get so lean, and is it wise to do so?
We've all suffered through the last-minute exam cram—that largely futile attempt to memorize as much as possible in the final minutes before a test.
New insight into the fragile pharaoh's family tree shows intrafamilial marriage, and royal lives cursed by malarial infections and bodily defects
The prevalence of chronic health conditions among children in the U.S. doubled between 1994 and 2006, according to a study published in the February 17 issue of JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association ...
Although the answer seems obvious, it took a supersize catwalk and a bank of computers to provide fresh data on elephant locomotion and the relationship between body size and energy expenditure...
NEW YORK—Almost five centuries after Juan Ponce de Leon's legendary quest for the Fountain of Youth, a cure for aging continues to drive a multibillion-dollar biotech industry.
Maternal age and autism are both on the rise--but only a small fraction of the increasing incidence can be explained by the trend toward later childbearing