A Tufts University study sheds new light on the process by which DNA repair occurs within the cell. In research published in the May 15 edition of the journal Genes &...
Credit: UVM Let's say a farmer wanted to plant wildflowers to nurture the bumble bees that pollinate her crops. Currently, she would have to walk through her fields, assess possible locatio..
Credit: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Researchers are reporting the highest and most sustained levels to date of the essential blood-clotting factor IX in patients with the inherited blee..
Credit: Intersect New Haven, CT, Dec. 8 - A new study today shows that the expansion of mobile money helped bring hundreds of thousands of Kenyans out poverty, especially those in female-headed hou..
Gene-editing techniques could help to improve stocks of farmed pigs by boosting supplies of sperm from prized sires. Scientists have created male pigs that could be used as surrogates capable of pro..
Credit: Ryan Sullenberger, MIT Lincoln Laboratory WASHINGTON -- Researchers have developed a microscope that can chemically identify individual micron-sized particles. The new approach could one day..
WASHINGTON -- Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with serious risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease events such as heart attack or stroke. Over a 15-year period, people with RA may have double the risk ..
The ability to transfer a gene or DNA sequence from one animal into the genome of another plays a critical role in a wide range of medical research—including cancer, Alzheimer's disease,...
Credit: Courtesy Photo UC Santa Barbara engineer Glenn Fredrickson has received the 2016 William H. Walker Award for Excellence in Contributions to Chemical Engineering Literature from the American..
The same mechanical principles underlie whether the DVD player skips and whether the most advanced surgical robot will rotate its scalpel arm to the wrong organ. Both depend on the stable performance ..
CLEVELAND, Ohio (Nov. 9, 2016)--Although many of us don't want to think about grandma still "getting it on," multiple studies show that older women are still sexually active beyond their seventh ..
Heavy drinking can lead to neurophysiological and cognitive changes ranging from disrupted sleep to more serious neurotoxic effects. Aging can also contribute to cognitive decline. Several studies ..
Philadelphia, PA, Nov.15, 2016 - Drinking red wine is widely regarded as protective against cardiovascular disease. A new report in The American Journal of Medicine found that a glass or two of red wi..
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Sockeye salmon that evolved in the generally colder waters of the far north still know how to cool off if necessary, an important factor in the species' potential for dealing wi..