Using a combination of genome analysis and family tree reconstruction, researchers uncover two very different routes through which bacteria succeed at causing disease.
Living in an inclusive neighborhood with good neighbors could reduce an individual’s risk of heart attack, according to a new study.
A study finds that hospitalization and death rates from heart disease and stroke declined in 1999-2011. Researchers say this is down to better diagnosis, treatment and lifestyle.
Although guidelines are commonly in place to minimize pain-related side effects of anesthesia, a new survey finds that less attention is paid to the risk of cognitive side effects.
Analyzing samples from 708 donated brains, researchers have discovered that changes to the human genome caused by DNA methylation may contribute to onset of Alzheimer's disease.
Approximately 88% of Tibetans have a gene mutation that allows them to thrive in the high altitudes of the Tibetan Plateau, according to a new study led by the University of Utah.
Strong family ties can protect against a genetic susceptibility for substance abuse in men, but less so in women, according to a new study.
Tumors in rats, dogs and one human patient shrank after being injected with spores of a mutant version of a soil bacterium that thrives only in oxygen-poor environments.
Scientists are developing skin-patch biofuel cells that harness lactate in body sweat to produce enough power to run small electronic devices, and maybe even a smartphone one day.
High-intensity exercise has been deemed safe in heart transplant patients, with the effect on exercise capacity and blood pressure control superior to moderate-intensity training.
Two chemicals found in household detergents - ADBAC and DDAC - cause reproductive decline in mice, a new study finds, prompting concern about how the chemicals affect humans.
A drug called ruxolitinib restored hair in patients with alopecia areata - an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss - according to the early results of a clinical trial.
In the workplace, women are likely to perform worse than men in risky situations because they experience higher levels of anxiety, according to new research.
Researchers from the University of Kansas have mapped associations between people’s educational attainment and their levels of physical activity, both in work and leisure time.
Researchers from the University of Lincoln in the UK suggest that lucid dreamers - those who realize they are dreaming - may have better problem-solving skills in the real world.
Johns Hopkins researchers suggest that we learn motor skills by remembering small differences between our expectations of an action and its execution in reality.
Researchers from the University of Adelaide suggest a child's health does not start from scratch; it may be predisposed by parents' lifestyle factors prior to conception.
Children who live in urban areas are more likely to experience allergies to milk, eggs and peanuts, according to a recent study from Johns Hopkins researchers.
Vitamin D deficiency has previously been linked to reduced fertility in mice. Now, a new study of women undergoing IVF finds that this deficiency can also affect human fertility.
Adults smokers with lower education face a greater risk of stroke than those with a higher education, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.