Scientists have created red blood cells from human embryonic stem cells, in a step that they say could mean an infinite source of blood for transfusions.
Finding suggests that embryonic stem cell therapy could encounter the same problems organ transplants do
On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first-ever treatment for Huntington's disease—the crippling illness that killed folksinger Woody Guthrie and that plagues 30,000 Americans...
Trial of a two-pronged antibody that attacks late-stage cancer finds it is safe and effective—even at relatively low doses
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Yesterday, Sandy Allen, the world's tallest woman, passed away at the age of 53. Endocrinologist Daniel Kelley explains how she grew so big
Could the mysterious disease that plagued comedian Bernie Mac for 25 years have played a role in his death?
By erasing memories associated with cocaine, researchers kill cravings in mice
Score one for athletes over sportswriters: Basketball players are nearly twice as good as sportswriters at predicting whether a shot will go in the basket.
Viruses are world champion parasites—think of all the trouble they give us, from Ebola to HIV. Now French researchers have discovered a viral first … a virus that infects another virus...
By stymieing three genes in cells infected with HIV, researchers stop the virus from spreading to other cells
Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette doesn't like the Bush administration's stance on stem cells, and she's not taking it sitting down
The rock band's front man doesn't just sing about birds, he follows them to the ends of the earth
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) missed more than 16,000 new HIV infections in its last tally of the disease, according to a new analysis.
Hot and spicy salmonella; Promising Alzheimer's drug; EPA studies nanotech safety; White Knight Two debuts; and more...
Scientists have shown that a drug improves endurance in mice
Peppers were apparently the perps in the salmonella outbreak that sickened some 1,300 people in the U.S. and Canada since April. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it traced the responsible bacterial strain—Salmonella Saintpaul—to a Serrano pepper grown on a Mexican farm that irrigated its fields with water contaminated with it...
A drug called PBT2, developed by Australian company Prana Biotechnology, appears to improve cognitive abilities in patients with early-stage Alzheimer's disease. Researchers report in Lancet Neurology , that it was also successful in reducing protein buildup associated with the debilitating neurodegenerative illness, which plagues up to 4.5 million Americans...
New study finds that the brain's memory filing system, which relies on repeating the events during sleep, gets out of whack in older rats