The Science Of Loneliness [VIDEO]
Here's the difference between being alone and being lonely, and what too much social isolation can do to your health.
Why Some Animals Don't Get Old, But Humans Do [VIDEO]
Scientists are beginning to understand why creatures like the naked mole rat are impervious to the aging process, but replicating these traits in humans could have some serious consequences.
Rare Genetic Mutation May Explain Why Some Athletes Die Suddenly
A recent study has found that a specific genetic mutation may cause some hearts to lose normal function when subjected to temperature changes, such as those associated with exercise.
Stem Cells May Provide A Cure For Genetic Diseases
Using two distinct methods, one involving donor cells, researchers have generated genetically corrected stem cells for patients with mitochondrial diseases.
You Inherit Those Wrinkles On Your Brain
Ancestral background accounts for a large percentage of variation in the wrinkled outer-layer of the brain from one person to the next: study.
Gene Therapy Research Offers New Hope For Deaf Patients
Researchers in Massachusetts have succeeded in reversing deafness in mice born with profound hearing loss and are working to replicate the results in human models.
Mixed-Race Parents Make Taller, Smarter Kids: Study
Parents’ genetic diversity may influence height and intelligence of offspring.
6 Conditions Science Recently Learned Run In The Family
Thanks to recent innovations in genetics, scientists now realize that many conditions are actually caused by a number of genetic influences.
People With This Eye Color Are More Likely To Be Alcoholics
A study has found that among white Americans, individuals with blue eyes run the highest risk of developing problems with alcohol.
How Important Is It For You To Get Tested For Hereditary Diseases?
Public genetic biomarker studies, such as the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative, help scientists to better understand diseases.
No One Smells Exactly Like You
The genes for the receptors our noses use to detect scents are about 30 percent different between any two people, and so we each have a unique "olfactory fingerprint."
Gene Previously Linked To Obesity May Not Be Tied To Obesity At All
AMY1, a gene previously believed to impact human obesity, has nothing to do with body weight.