Transgenic canola plants in North Dakota found a way to leave the farm and apparently reproduce off-site, leading to individuals with multiple transgenes. Molly Webster reports
Cell identity switched in mice without the use of stem cells.
Researchers pin down a pathway coming between mammals and the ability to regenerate tissue salamander-style.
As the obesity epidemic accelerates, more researchers are looking to prenatal risk factors
People whose brains are too symmetrical are at risk for cognitive problems
The combined effort of more than 50,000 online video game players may help scientists better understand how proteins fold, solving one of biochemistry's greatest conundrums
Committee recommends a sequence-based system for identifying pathogens.
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RAD-AID, Project Hope and Philips Healthcare team up to assess the ability of communities in western China and northern India to use CT scans, MRIs and other imaging equipment to improve health care...
When University of Aberdeen researchers encountered an undecipherable molecule from the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench, IBM's fine-tuned atomic force microscope helped them complete the puzzle...
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A rush of new research has found evidence that some RNA viruses made their way into vertebrate genomes millions of years ago
Brain scans illuminate the internal connection among the neurotransmitter, impulsiveness and addiction
A new device allows profoundly paralyzed people to communicate, surf the Web and guide a wheelchair using only their breath
Clinical trials hint that treatment strategy is not a dead end.
Metal wires 'catalyse' appearance of rogue proteins from healthy brain tissue.
A voyage through the human body is no longer mere fantasy. Tiny devices may soon perform surgery, administer drugs and help diagnose disease
Longevity of cells could be linked to levels of cellular pumps that get rid of toxic cell products.
The life-giving sun can be quite rough on genetic material. Most organisms, including plants and many animals, are equipped with a special enzyme in their cells that is quick to repair DNA damage wrought by the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays...
First reliable components for synthetic biology could be available by the end of the year.