If You Want More Sociable Kids, Freeze Your Embryos

By | Wed, 10/22/2014 - 16:18

Although researchers have yet to determine why, frozen embryos produce more sociable children than fresh ones.


Tracking Infectious Disease With Pattern-Seeking Drones

By | Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:59

Scientists demonstrate how drones may be used to understand the environmental factors influencing the spread of infectious diseases.

Skin cells

Huntington's Disease Breakthrough Reprogramming Cells Inspires Novel Treatment Options

By | Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:20

Scientists successfully reprogrammed skin cells into brain cells that get affected in Huntington's, and the newly transplanted cells survived.


Subpar Biopsy, Slimmer Chance Of Surviving Bladder Cancer

By | Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:18

A study found that more than half of bladder cancer patients don’t receive good quality biopsies to accurately stage their cancer — a miscalculation directly correlated with survival rates.

Melanoma cells

Scientists Discover New Melanoma Cell Subpopulation To Blame For Drug-Resistant Tumors

By | Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:58

In a new study, researchers found a subpopulation of cells enable tumors to resist drugs that target a particular pathway crucial for destroying melanomas.


New Implant Could Replace Your Reading Glasses [VIDEO]

By | 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.

Cigna Provides Grant To Improve Immigrant Medicine Research

Urban Ethnobotany Could Be The Next Biggest Thing In Medicine

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:53

Cigna has granted funding for the New York Botanical Garden's research on natural immigrant medicines.

energy addicts

No Charger, No Problem: Jewelry Lets Users Charge Electronics With Their Own Blood [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:11

An Israeli grad student has designed a line of jewelry that connects directly into an individual's vein and converts their blood flow into usable energy.

Drinking Habits Change With Unwanted Pregnancies

How An Unwanted Pregnancy Changes A Woman’s Drinking Habits

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:00

Unwanted pregnancies lead to women developing unique drinking habits.


Can Your Face Decide Your Fate?

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:45

A new review of recent studies finds people rely on arbitrary facial traits, a systemic bias referred to as "face-ism," to make important decisions.

UV protection

Your Sunburn Is Gone, But Your DNA Is Still Damaged

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:03

UV exposure may sometimes degrade peptides that damage DNA and cause conditions like cancer and cataracts.


The End Of Paralysis Is Closer Than Ever

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:46

Four years after a man got stabbed repeatedly in the back, scientists have him up and walking again with cells from his own body.


King Tut Suffered Odd Physical Afflictions Because His Parents Were Brother And Sister [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:15

A virtual autopsy of King Tut has revealed that he had "feminine hips," buck teeth, and a club foot, most likely due to his parents being brother and sister.


Stop Trying To Expand Your Child's Vocabulary

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:24

A recent study has suggested that how many words you teach your child is not nearly as important as the quality of conversation you have with them.

stem cell

Human Intestines Grown In Lab: Could 'Spare Part' Organs Be On The Horizon?

By | Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:36

In a breakthrough study, researchers have successfully grown functional human intestinal tissue from stem cells — something they predict may one day eliminate the need for organ transplants.