Researchers who found some cancers caused by a mutation in the BRAF gene need copper to fuel tumor growth, suggest they may be treatable with drugs that block copper absorption.
The influenza A virus produces a protein that manages to outwit the body's natural defenses. Blocking it offers a route to new flu drugs, say the researchers who discovered it.
Those of us who have been on long-haul flights will have endured jet lag. Now, researchers have created a smartphone app that they say can help travelers quickly overcome it.
Scientists have engineered human cartilage for nostril reconstruction, while another team has grown artificial vaginas - both procedures used cells from the patients' own bodies.
Researchers have discovered how Epstein-Barr virus takes over cells, allowing the virus to make a copy of itself - a finding that could produce drug targets.
New trial finds that low dose aspirin does not prevent pregnancy loss in all women who have recently miscarried, but did increase chance of conception and live birth for some.
For missing children's cases, accurately predicting the aging process is quite tricky. But now, researchers have created a software program that accurately predicts appearance.
Previous studies have found that people with memory and thinking problems may be less likely to die from cancer. But why? New research from Spain investigates.
Scientists may have found agents that overcome drug resistance by helping conventional antibiotics like penicillin to resist the enzymes that superbugs produce to undermine them.
After years of trying to gain access to clinical trial data for influenza antivirals, researchers have reviewed such data and found that the drugs are not as effective as claimed.
MRSA varies greatly in toxicity from case to case, which makes prescribing appropriate individual treatment challenging. Could whole genome sequencing help doctors assess toxicity?
Researchers from MIT have found that droplets from coughs and sneezes travel up to 200 times farther than previously estimated, thanks to 'gas clouds.'
This year, Alcohol Awareness Month tackles the issue of underage drinking. We take a look at the associated statistics to see how much of a problem underage drinking is in 2014.
Mutations in the BRCA1 gene are known to increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Now, researchers have uncovered a link between this gene and brain development.
A report released by the CDC shows that the rate of births to teenage girls has declined, but there are still around 1,700 births each week to girls aged 15-17.
New study suggests the distorted thinking that problem gamblers seem more susceptible to is not present in people who have suffered damage to the insula.
Research suggests gut bacteria may promote cancer by changing the environment of tumors in ways that help them grow and spread, such as by making proteins that prevent DNA repair.
Many individuals believe that eating disorders are female-specific. New research suggests this assumption is stopping men with such disorders from getting the treatment they need.
A failing sense of smell can predict neurodegenerative disorders. Now, researchers investigate how the accuracy of different odor memories can be amplified in slow-wave sleep.
People who inject drugs are at higher risk for hepatitis B, a liver disease that can cause serious problems. But vaccination rates for the condition improve with financial rewards.