Genetic mutations in a metabolic pathway could be fixed with protein supplements
ENCODE's lead coordinator, Ewan Birney, and Nature editor Magdalena Skipper talk about the challenges of managing a colossal genetics project and what we've learnt about the human genome...
With the new annotation of the human genome, researchers are finding that most of the code between genes is controlling crucial functions for life and health
A new study signifies the beginning of the end of psychiatrists' guess-work in figuring out which antidepressants work best for individual patients
A new treatment option for men with advanced prostate cancer has been approved by the FDA
Find out where the candidates stand on climate change, research, energy, space and more
A new fluorescent probe can detect tuberculosis bacteria using a homemade light box and a mobile-phone camera
The newest targeted therapies are helping doctors to tailor increasingly effective treatments to individual patients
Secession and Science; Warships; Underwater Warfare; Cannons; Communications and Military Intelligence; Medicine and Health
We have long wondered how the conscious mind comes to be. Greater understanding of brain function ought to provide an eventual solution.
Secession not only spurred rapid improvements in warships and weapons, but also led to advances in communications and medicine
A recent study is fueling controversy over a widely used type of intravenous fluid--hydroxethyl starch
A new book follows a crop of biotech start-ups as they race to turn tiny bacteriophage viruses into a new weapon against antibiotic resistance
A new high-coverage DNA sequencing method reconstructs the full genome of Denisovans--relatives to both Neandertals and humans--from genetic fragments in a single finger bone
Control of the disease recently is hindered by strains of TB that can't be treated with second-line antibiotics
Older individuals with high cholesterol and C-reactive protein levels probably have protective genes, allowing their brains to stay healthy in spite of their heart risks. Christopher Intagliata reports...
Changes in the gut microbiome from low-dose antibiotics caused mice to gain weight. Similar alterations in humans taking antibiotics, especially children, might be adding to the obesity epidemic...
Patients who sign up for trials testing more than one already approved intervention do not always know if one is being tested for harmful side effects