By Anthony Rivas | Sun, 04/20/2014 - 17:15
For some people it's the scent of fresh baked cookies, while for others it's the smell of a beach. Either one may bring about memories of a past experience involving the same scents. Here's why.
By Matthew Mientka | Sun, 04/20/2014 - 15:34
The transfer of gut microbes from mother to newborn, essential to a healthy new immune system, is often hampered by the modern use of antibiotics.
By Matthew Mientka | Sun, 04/20/2014 - 14:16
For the past 80 years, scientists have been mystified about the genetic causes of a form of leukemia in children with Down syndrome. Now they know why, and a drug therapy might come soon.
By Dana Dovey | Sat, 04/19/2014 - 12:50
Social media is highly successful with helping researchers find clinical trial patients for rare diseases.
By Dana Dovey | Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:19
Google's driverless car has proven to be safer than human drivers, although not completely "crash-proof."
By Lizette Borreli | Thu, 04/17/2014 - 17:39
"Pull Clean" hospital door handle dispenses a dab of hand sanitizer when pushed to encourage people to clean their hands every time they use it.
By Chris Weller | Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:56
Scientists have cloned adult stem cells for the first time, despite a controversial ban that prohibits federal funding to the practice.
By Susan Scutti | Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:43
Researchers discovered artists have structurally different brains compared to non-artists, and the distinctions exist in regions of the brain linked to visual imagery and fine movements.
By Lecia Bushak | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 18:09
Fingerprint scanning may soon be on the outs, to be replaced with vein scanning — which can identify individuals by the geometry of veins.
By Anthony Rivas | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 13:30
While much is known about human fertilization, scientists only recently discovered the binding proteins that connect egg to sperm.
By Anthony Rivas | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 13:29
Recently published patent applications show that Google is planning to develop a set of contact lenses containing a mini camera capable of analyzing the world around us, and helping the blind.
By Justin Caba | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:39
PET scans could replace clinical beside testing as the preferred technique for diagnosing patients in a persistent vegetative state.
By Chris Weller | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 09:30
Science is beyond asking if intelligence is genetic and has moved on to asking how much of it is.