A novel four-step preservation technique allowed the livers of rats to be stored for 3-4 days before transplantation. Could the method transform organ transplantation globally?
In a model of rats trained to self-administer cocaine, researchers found that efficacy of treatments to control drug-seeking behavior depended on the subject's phase of addiction.
A 5-year study of capuchin monkeys suggests foraging for hard-to-find insects may have helped our early ancestors' brains evolve the thinking ability that led to advanced tool use.
By looking at mutations in a cell's DNA, scientists can work out how the cell has changed since its genetic origin in the fertilized egg. This could be useful for cancer research.
Study suggests that Salmonella’s reliance on one particular nutrient to survive, grow and inflict damage could lead to new treatment for the infection.
Many sperm banks do not accept donations from older men. But new research suggests outcomes of fertility treatment are dependent on sperm quality rather than the age of the donor.
A new study examines Spanish appropriateness criteria for total knee replacement surgery, in response to concerns that the surgery has become overused in the US.
People with low levels of cortisol - the 'stress hormone' - in the afternoon may be less likely to vote in US national elections, according to new research.
Negative marital interactions may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease by 8.5%, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, PA.
Researchers from Georgia Tech have created a wearable computer glove that they say can teach people to read and write braille, even when their attention is elsewhere.
Increasing the feeling of being full by eating more fruits and vegetables is not an effective diet recommendation, according to a new systematic review.
Scientists are mystified by the mechanism that 'reactivates' dormant viruses such as herpes. Now, a new study suggests interactions with other infections may be responsible.
Those of us on our computers may want to take a break and head outside; new research suggests the more time spent studying and the less time outside, the higher the risk of myopia.
Researchers from Abertay University in the UK have grown mini beating human hearts in which they can induce heart disease, allowing them to test newly created drugs.
To help clinicians make best use of genome and exome sequencing, a new report offers a primer that distils the technology of the Human Genome Project down to practical tools.
Over the counter skin products for acne that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can cause rare but serious and potentially life-threatening reactions, say FDA.
Researchers have discovered that women both with and without the BRCA1 mutation who go on to develop breast cancer share a common epigenetic signature.
In the largest review to date, researchers from the CDC found that worldwide estimates of gastroenteritis caused by norovirus are higher than previously estimated.
A new study from the CDC reveals that between 2006 and 2010, excessive alcohol use accounted for 9.8% of total deaths among American adults ages 20-64.
A new study suggests that long-term use of low-dose aspirin significantly decreases risks of developing pancreatic cancer, though researchers say aspirin use is not for everyone.