Scientists have identified a small molecule that stops bacteria - including antibiotic-resistant types or superbugs - from forming biofilms, a frequent cause of infections.
Scientists have identified an antigen - PfSEA-1 - that stops a malaria parasite from leaving a red blood cell and entering another, making it a potential malaria vaccine candidate.
Since the millennium, Brazil has recorded more cases of dengue fever than any other country. Now an early warning system has been developed to predict where outbreaks will occur.
Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified a gene that may be responsible for the development of white adipose tissue - 'bad' body fat - in humans.
Schistosomiasis is endemic in the world's poorest countries. New research sheds more light on how the parasite behind this disease operates, resulting in a new screening technique.
Researchers from Italy have created the world's first kidney dialysis machine - CARPEDIEM - that can be used for newborns and small infants weighing between 2 kg and 10 kg.
After discovering which part of the growth hormone molecule switches on its receptor, researchers say it offers a target for drugs to fight cancer and diabetes.
Contrary to popular belief, a new study from the Baylor College of Medicine in Texas finds that the placenta is not sterile, but harbors bacteria that may influence pregnancy.
New research reveals that disrupted circadian rhythms in combination with a high-fat, high-sugar diet could contribute to inflammatory bowel disease and other diseases.
Bacteria develop drug resistance by sharing genes. Yet despite having many resistant genes, soil bacteria do not share them readily, offering potential clues to fight superbugs.
Patients with peripheral artery disease were able to increase the distance they could walk in 6 minutes with the help of a home-based exercise program.
At the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association, researchers presented data that advancing paternal age is a predictor of live birth success rates.
Research from the University of Michigan finds that 70% of women who had both breasts removed following breast cancer diagnosis could have had a lumpectomy instead.
The use of medical marijuana as a treatment for severe epilepsy is examined across a series of articles in the International League Against Epilepsy's journal Epilepsia.
In the midst of increasing e-cigarette popularity, a new study finds that smokers who use e-cigarettes to quit are 60% more likely to succeed than if they use willpower or NRTs.
Using a newly developed compound called antisense oligonucleotide (OL-1) in mice with Alzheimer's, researchers successfully reversed memory and learning impairments.
For decades, scientists have relied on their rodent colleagues for screening drugs and furthering understanding of disease. But are mouse trials still the gold star for lab tests?
New mouse study suggests eating unsaturated fats with nitrite-rich vegetables - found in the Mediterranean diet - triggers a mechanism that protects against high blood pressure.
Safe wireless powering of pacemakers, nerve stimulators and other tiny devices deep inside the body is now possible thanks to a new system that uses the same power as a cell phone.
Research led by the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York suggests that around two thirds of Americans are infected with one or more of 109 human papillomavirus (HPV) strains.