Researchers from the Salk Institute of Biological Studies reveal how a protein found in animals that naturally repair nerves after injury could trigger the same process in humans.
A decline in intelligence later in life has been linked to a decline in how quickly the brain is able to interpret what the eye sees, according to a new study.
The standard questionnaire for diagnosing narcissism involves 40 questions. Now, researchers believe they can reliably diagnose this personality disorder with just one question.
Drugs for pain and other conditions could be delivered steadily for a year with biodegradable nanoscale thin films laden with doses that are absorbed in the body incrementally.
Study finds obese patients are more likely to survive sepsis than those of normal weight, suggesting excess weight may cause the body to respond differently to critical illness.
Researchers from the UK suggest that taking aspirin daily for 5-10 years could significantly reduce the risk of cancers of the digestive tract, such as bowel and stomach cancers.
Despite the negative effect that smoking has on cancer recovery and survival, as many as 17.2% of people continue to smoke after their cancer diagnosis for certain types of cancer.
The influence different fatty acids may have on type 2 diabetes risk may depend on whether they contain odd or even numbers of carbon atoms, according to a new study.
Previous research has suggested that sleep apnea may be linked to cancer development. This is challenged by a new, large study, which finds no significant association.
Using a predictive computer model, researchers say hepatitis C could become a rare disease by 2036, affecting only 1 in 1,500 people in the US.
A new study suggests that weekly consumption of broiled or baked - not fried - fish is good for the brain, regardless of how much omega-3 fatty acid it contains.
A new study finds tendons show increased accumulated damage with age, even with no history of injury, and suggest the tissue's ability to repair itself may wane with age.
For the first time, scientists are beginning to understand how hearing damage changes the brain so it is harder to process speech, especially in noisy environments.
A new study finds that individuals infected with HIV may be at much lower risk of MS, and if confirmed, the findings could have important implications for MS treatment.
An equation able to accurately predict how happy people will say they are has been calculated by scientists, who found that expectations held more influence than outcomes.
The disparity in the life expectancies of black people and white people is a longstanding source of concern in the US. New evidence suggests these differences vary across states.
Humans developed softer, more feminine skull shapes around the time of a tool-making breakthrough 50,000 years ago, suggesting that lowered testosterone may have played a part.
Contrary to studies that have only focused on the negative effects of video games on young people, a new study suggests those who play for less than 1 hour each day benefit.
A study from UC-San Diego School of Medicine found that mice fed capsaicin - the active ingredient in chili peppers - had lower tumor growth in the gut and increased lifespan.
DNA analysis of thousands of people with and without pancreatic cancer finds five new genetic risk markers that could be used to screen for a disease that is often found too late.