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.
Scientists in Canada are developing a new forensic test that combines spectroscopy and statistical analysis to determine gender and ethnicity from a single thread of hair.
It is well known that stress can influence health. But now, new research suggests stressful life events may reduce semen quality, which may have implications for male fertility.
A controversial study has reported that participants who consumed diet drinks lost more weight on average than a control group who drank mostly water. Could the results be biased?
People with compulsion disorders seem to have decision patterns that favor habits rather than goals and fewer brain cells in regions that keep track of goals and rewards.
Researchers from Sweden and Switzerland report promising results from a compound that could inhibit coronaviruses - the viral family to which MERS and SARS belong.
A new study, led by researchers from the UK's University of Leicester, gives new insight into how the spinal condition scoliosis affected Richard III's appearance and mobility.
An international group of 53 scientists have put their opposition to WHO's rumored crackdown on e-cigarettes in writing, claiming that these products could save millions of lives.