A new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago finds that circumcised African men are less likely to engage in risky sexual behavior, reducing their risk of HIV.
The largest ever study into the heritability of autism finds that nearly 60% of autism risk is genetic. Also, these genes are mostly common among the general population.
By using samples of beating heart tissue, a scientist in the UK has developed a way to test a new drug's effects on the heart without using animal or human trials.
Mutations in the protein NOD2 are linked to Crohn's disease. Now researchers show that increasing the bodyguard protein HSP70 stabilizes NOD2 and rescues its activity.
With the influence of life experience, epigenetic markers select the options that our DNA gives us. Now, a powerful new method can map all epigenetic changes in a single cell.
Some women who undergo IVF experience ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome as a side effect. But a new study details a new, safer technique that can produce successful results.
‘One of the most important and most complicated’ proteins in nature has been mapped by scientists, who say that they can use this knowledge to greatly further cancer research.
Whether a person focuses their gaze at a stranger's face or body could reveal whether he or she is either romantically or sexually attracted to the other person, say researchers.
A new study by researchers at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, finds that a parasite commonly found in cat feces - Toxoplasma gondii - holds promise for a vaccine against cancer.
From 2002-2011, the annual HIV diagnosis rate decreased by more than 30%, according to CDC data. However, rising rates of HIV are detected in some groups, particularly young men.
Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms during menopause. But a new study suggests that acupuncture could help to reduce their severity and frequency.
Previous studies have found that smokers have a higher risk of suicide. Now, new research suggests that more aggressive tobacco policies and taxation may reduce suicide rates.
Researchers in the UK have found that the closer a nation is to the genetic makeup of Denmark, the higher that country's level of happiness, suggesting a genetic link.
An analysis of nearly 3,000 US-wide hospitals treating 17.5 million emergency patients finds there is a 10% lower chance of dying in the busiest compared with the least busy EDs.
People who drink excessive amounts of alcohol are at risk of brain damage and dementia in later life. New research suggests that omega-3 fish oil may offer protective benefits.
Researchers who gave mice with type 2 diabetes the growth factor FGF1, found it reversed diabetes and kept blood glucose within a safe range for 2 days with just one injection.
A new study finds that women who have a history of sexual abuse in childhood may be more likely to have an early sign of atherosclerosis in midlife.
A nationally representative study finds that people with visual impairment are less likely to be employed than people with normal vision.
HIV-positive adults in high-income countries face a reduced risk of death from AIDS-related causes, cardiovascular disease and liver disease, compared with a decade ago.
Scientists have developed a computer-assisted model that shows how changes to global and local populations of gut bacteria may precede some types of infection and inflammation.