Could the shape of our faces today have evolved from a need for our ancient ancestors' faces to minimize the impact of injury from a punch to the face? A new study says yes.
Using electrodes to monitor brain activity, scientists have devised a test for rats that they claim proves that non-human species experience regret.
Study shows a number of small molecules called microRNAs present in seminal fluid were surprisingly accurate in detecting prostate cancer and may have biomarker potential.
Tree of Hope, a UK children's charity, and MNT helped raise funds for a boy with cerebral palsy to receive a life-changing surgery. Now, we learn how this surgery has helped him.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina identified that 59% of breast cancer patients have decreased physical activity after diagnosis, which may affect quality of life.
A study identified a new gene involved in Parkinson’s disease, which may lead to developments in the prevention, treatment and potentially even curing of this condition.
Resveratrol is hailed for its health benefits. But new research suggests that during pregnancy, resveratrol supplements may hinder normal pancreatic development of the fetus.
A new study from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University has found that people who are night owls spend more minutes sitting and are less motivated to exercise.
Italian researchers have conducted a number of studies that help determine the genetic mechanisms behind food preferences, which they say could lead to personalized diet plans.
New research provides evidence that hypnosis positively impacts quality of slow-wave sleep, a sleep phase that helps with memory and immune system function.
Fasting not only protects against damage from chemotherapy but also induces regeneration of the immune system, shifting stem cells from dormant to active states, says new study.
Infants who are exposed to allergens and bacteria during their first year of life are less likely to experience wheezing and allergies, compared with those in cleaner environments.
Two new studies have located four new genes called RINT1, MRE11A, RAD50 and NBN that cause increased breast cancer risk when mutated.
A synthetic peptide carrier that crosses the blood-brain barrier in lab mice offers potential as a vehicle to deliver chemotherapy and other drugs into the brain.
Researchers from Purdue University identify a way to disable an enzyme that hides the SARS virus from the immune system, which may lead to a vaccine for the disease.
The National Institutes of Health warn that even moderate doses of MDMA can raise the temperature of the brain to fatal levels, based on findings in an animal model.
A recent study carried out on mice finds that the male offspring of fathers exposed to high levels of alcohol are more sensitive to its effects.
Although a common condition, little is known about endometriosis. Now, researchers have created a mouse model that they say will help improve understanding of the condition.
By manipulating a family of proteins found on cell surfaces, study shows it may be possible to get bone marrow stem cells to differentiate into brain cells rather than other types.
The feasibility of a non-invasive breath test for lung cancer has already been demonstrated. Now, a new study shows it can distinguish lung cancer from COPD and stage the cancer.