An effective compound has been identified that researchers hope is safe enough that it could be taken daily by humans over many years to prevent onset of Alzheimer's.
New research due to be presented at SLEEP 2014 finds an association between marijuana use and impaired sleep, but it cannot determine causality.
Cholesterol-lowering statins are widely used, but new research suggests patients in late stages of terminal illnesses may extend their lives by discontinuing use of the drug.
Two new studies reveal how the drugs nivolumab, ipilimumab and pembrolizumab improved overall survival for patients with advanced melanoma, showing promise for new treatments.
At first, cells contain the ebola virus in a vesicle awaiting disposal, but the pH level of the vesicle triggers the virus to make a molecular fist and it punches its way out.
Researchers from Canada say they have identified a number of factors that could be used to predict the likelihood of smoking cessation in adolescents who are new to the habit.
A new study in JAMA Pediatrics attempts to solve some of the problems in calculating prevalence of maltreatment among children in the US.
The first study of its kind reveals the extent to which young adults and young people are exposed to electronic cigarette television advertisements.
New research from The Institute of Cancer Research in the UK finds that smokers with a BRCA2 gene mutation have a 1 in 4 chance of developing lung cancer in their lifetime.
Changing a single letter of genetic code can define what color a person's hair will be. Interestingly, this discovery was not made in humans initially, but stickleback fish.
No, it is not science fiction, but researchers have found a way to remove and then restore memories in rats using optogenetics, a new tool in the field of neuroscience.
New study shows how a major biological active constituent of green tea changes the metabolism of pancreatic cancer cells by suppressing an enzyme associated with cancer.
Giving chemo with hormone therapy instead of waiting for tumors to become resistant to hormone-blockers may prolong survival in metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer.
A new study published in the journal CEBP reports that experiencing 5 or more blistering sunburns between the ages of 15 and 20 could increase melanoma risk by 80%.
New research finds that bilingualism - the ability to speak two or more languages - could slow age-related cognitive decline, even when a second language is learned in adulthood.
Women exposed to solvents in the workplace in the period prior to having their first child may be at increased risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.
Youths who have committed homicide have less gray matter in their brains than non-homicide offenders - a finding that researchers say could lead to prevention of violent crimes.
Researchers find that adding a drug called goserelin to chemotherapy treatment could reduce risk of early menopause and infertility for breast cancer patients.
Researchers have mapped the areas of the brain affected by absence seizures in mice and found that transplanting embryonic neural cells into these areas improves symptoms.
Smokers and passive smokers are more likely to develop hearing loss than non-smokers, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Manchester in the UK.