By Dana Dovey | 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.
By Samantha Olson | Sun, 10/19/2014 - 12:21
Our brains are constantly tricking the mind into believing it's seeing the world around us better than we actually do.
By Shweta Iyer | Sun, 10/19/2014 - 11:36
A new study found that a mutation in a gene common to both humans and dogs may cause cleft palate and cleft lip in both species.
By Shweta Iyer | Sat, 10/18/2014 - 18:00
New research has found that gambling addiction may be linked to an altered opioid system in the brain, causing reduced feelings of euphoria.
By Shweta Iyer | Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:34
Glasses may soon be a thing of the past as corneal inlays, implanted into the eye with a simple surgery, can correct vision without the hassle of other corrective treatments.
By Shweta Iyer | Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:36
A rare strain of the genus Cryptococcus infects healthy hosts. Researchers from the University of Birmingham have unlocked its modus operandi for the first time.
By Shweta Iyer | Thu, 10/16/2014 - 14:07
Scientists believe that inhibiting certain microRNAs can prevent inflammation, the precursor to several chronic ailments like arthritis.
By Susan Scutti | Thu, 10/16/2014 - 14:00
In some vegetative state patients, the distinctive brain networks that support cognitive function and consciousness appeared to be undamaged — even though the patient was unmoving and unresponsive.
By Dana Dovey | Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:37
A new study confirmed that males, or worms at least, have a preference for sex over food that is not shared by their female counterparts.
By Shweta Iyer | Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:11
Scientists have identified a molecule responsible for a major trigger of the immune system response, inspiring novel therapies for overactive immune system conditions, like type 1 diabetes.
By Shweta Iyer | Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:00
Scientists have discovered that the heart’s repair process can be improved and hastened with the aid of a drug.
By Dana Dovey | Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:15
The world's first case of Google Glass addiction has been identified, and therapists describe withdrawal from the device to be worse than that from alcohol.