By Susan Scutti | Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:49
When recognizing a threat, dendritic cells make a molecule called CLEC-2, and this instructs the cells lining the lymph nodes to expand, thus allowing for an influx of disease-fighting cells.
By Susan Scutti | Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:59
Scientists demonstrate how drones may be used to understand the environmental factors influencing the spread of infectious diseases.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:00
Self-harming teens are more likely than others to encounter difficulties, including at school and at work, later in life.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:02
Soon enough middle-aged people will have the option of replacing their reading glasses with a thin corneal implant.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:55
Treating hepatitis C-infected prison inmates with Sovaldi, which costs more than $84,000 for 12 weeks of treatment, is cost-effective compared with other FDA-approved treatments.
By Susan Scutti | Mon, 10/20/2014 - 21:00
While coronary artery disease runs in families, heart attacks do not.
By Susan Scutti | Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:00
Dopamine receptor agonist drugs are linked to impulse control disorders, including gambling, hypersexuality, and compulsive shopping.
By Susan Scutti | Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:00
Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of poor brain function following cardiac arrest while also increasing the risk of death.
By Susan Scutti | Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:23
Lancen Kendall, just 5 months old, is the latest victim of an outbreak of enterovirus D68 sweeping across the United States.
By Susan Scutti | Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:22
The NIH has granted $11 million in awards to researchers exploring the use of social media to advance the prevention and treatment of substance use and addiction.
By Susan Scutti | Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:09
While more American workers would rather their new boss be either a man (33 percent) or a woman (20 percent), a full 46 percent of workers say it makes no difference.
By Susan Scutti | Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:50
As they prepare to combat Ebola in Liberia, U.S. military soldiers are receiving just four hours of on-the-fly instructions for protecting themselves against the deadly virus.