An international team of researchers has identified 108 genes - 83 of which were previously undiscovered - associated with schizophrenia, potentially shedding light on its causes.
A genetically engineered version of a virus used for smallpox vaccination increases the effects of chemotherapy for patients with cancer of the arm or leg.
A new study suggests targeting the immune response - rather than the virus - may be an effective way for drugs to fight H7N9 avian flu and other highly virulent pathogens.
Researchers discover that FBP1 - an enzyme that controls metabolism - may halt tumor growth in clear cell renal cell carcinoma and is missing in tissue taken from its tumors.
Scientists from the UK have identified a rare gene variant associated with developing severe chronic conditions such as schizophrenia that could lead to new treatment targets.
A new study by Australian researchers suggests regular probiotic consumption may do more than promote a healthy gut; it could help reduce and regulate blood pressure.
The Millennium Declaration was a promise to reduce HIV, malaria and tuberculosis - adopted by governments worldwide in 2000. A new analysis examines the impact of the Declaration.
A new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago finds that circumcised African men are less likely to engage in risky sexual behavior, reducing their risk of HIV.
The largest ever study into the heritability of autism finds that nearly 60% of autism risk is genetic. Also, these genes are mostly common among the general population.
By using samples of beating heart tissue, a scientist in the UK has developed a way to test a new drug's effects on the heart without using animal or human trials.
Mutations in the protein NOD2 are linked to Crohn's disease. Now researchers show that increasing the bodyguard protein HSP70 stabilizes NOD2 and rescues its activity.
With the influence of life experience, epigenetic markers select the options that our DNA gives us. Now, a powerful new method can map all epigenetic changes in a single cell.
Some women who undergo IVF experience ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome as a side effect. But a new study details a new, safer technique that can produce successful results.
‘One of the most important and most complicated’ proteins in nature has been mapped by scientists, who say that they can use this knowledge to greatly further cancer research.
Whether a person focuses their gaze at a stranger's face or body could reveal whether he or she is either romantically or sexually attracted to the other person, say researchers.
A new study by researchers at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, finds that a parasite commonly found in cat feces - Toxoplasma gondii - holds promise for a vaccine against cancer.
From 2002-2011, the annual HIV diagnosis rate decreased by more than 30%, according to CDC data. However, rising rates of HIV are detected in some groups, particularly young men.
Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms during menopause. But a new study suggests that acupuncture could help to reduce their severity and frequency.
Previous studies have found that smokers have a higher risk of suicide. Now, new research suggests that more aggressive tobacco policies and taxation may reduce suicide rates.
Researchers in the UK have found that the closer a nation is to the genetic makeup of Denmark, the higher that country's level of happiness, suggesting a genetic link.