By Dana Dovey | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:22
Harvard scientists have engineered a stem cell that can excrete a specific toxin capable of killing all traces of cancer in the brain.
By Susan Scutti | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:59
Shutting off the blood supply to an arm or leg before cardiac surgery can protect the heart during an operation.
By Stephanie Castillo | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:34
Without scientific consensus cognitive training is effective, Lumosity's brain games aren't necessarily any better than, say, Angry Birds.
By Shweta Iyer | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:59
Scientists have discovered the function of a hormone already used in weight loss drugs is to activate a part of the brain that causes energy expenditure.
By Dana Dovey | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:05
A recent study has successfully developed a freeze-dried synthetic gene network, which could open the doors to faster and cheaper virus detection.
By Chris Weller | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:26
There's only one machine in the world that can keep a heart or pair of lungs alive outside the body for nearly half a day.
By Susan Scutti | Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:33
A new study demonstrates how the very same gene may have opposite effects on the brain at different ages and life stages.
By Ben Wolford | Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:00
Early humans in the Arctic evolved to their high-fat diets and the extreme cold. But today, those adaptations are causing high infant mortality and low blood sugar.
By Shweta Iyer | Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:02
A study of 75,000 Norwegian children and their families found that children who don't take part in high quality educational programs have more early behavior problems when their family's income drops.