Promising clinical trial results point to the pharmaceutical industry's next blockbuster.
Carbon dioxide emissions are making the oceans more acidic, imperiling the growth and reproduction of species from plankton to squid
New understanding of epigenetics, or the molecular processes that control genes, show how it underlies hereditary forms of obesity and cancer
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
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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
A meta-study covering more than 300,000 participants across all ages reveals that adults get a 50 percent boost in longevity if they have a solid social network
Clinical trials hint that treatment strategy is not a dead end.
Cryptococcal infection, once thought to be an exclusively tropical disease, has killed 60 people in the Pacific Northwest as of July, and health experts suspect climate change is involved
Metal wires 'catalyse' appearance of rogue proteins from healthy brain tissue.
Some crop--and even human--diseases might be stopped dead in their tracks if researchers can harness a new discovery about how pathogens first infect their hosts
After years of false starts, a new generation of DNA vaccines and medicines for HIV, influenza and other stubborn illnesses is now in clinical trials
Pathogens with added genes from Arctic bacteria could serve as vaccines that elicit an immune response before getting cooked in our warm bodies. Cynthia Graber reports
Companies and regulators are squaring off over the controversial technique that yields natural gas but threatens to pollute freshwater supplies
The Information Age has patients tuned in and geared up to try alternative and off-label therapies on their own terms, forcing doctors and scientists to change the game
Antibody Building: Does Training the Body's Immune System Hold a New Key to Fending Off HIV Infection?
NIH researchers may have found antibodies that can neutralize most varieties of HIV, blocking it before it infects healthy cells. But stimulating their sparse natural production remains a hurdle in developing an antiviral therapy
CDC says delay "strategic" in light of conflicting study.
In a correlational study lower average regional intelligence was found to be linked with higher infectious disease rates. Perhaps because the metabolic demands of the brain are great and resources are diverted to fight disease. Karen Hopkin reports
In a surprising study result, more numerous and diverse varieties of fungi inhabit temperate zone households than dwellings in tropical climes
California cities are pumping their treated wastewater underground to create electricity