A new study from Purdue University found that stimulating neural activity in the vagus nerve - which extends from the gut to the brain - caused mice to eat smaller meals.
The colorectal cancer risk that comes with a diet high in red meat could be reduced by the consumption of a particular starch, researchers have found.
Researchers find that a protein linked to reduced cancer risk is less active in male brain cells, potentially explaining why certain brain tumors are more common in men than women.
Researchers from the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, suggest that a soy-rich diet, if adopted before menopause, could benefit women's hearts.
The relationship between comic and audience is 'complex' and 'symbiotic,' according to a new study that describes the interaction between humor and emotion in stand-up comedy.
When we first see a person's face, we tend to make quick judgements about their character. A new study shows just how important facial features are in creating a first impression.
Cognitive disparities between men and women can be reduced by improving living conditions and educational opportunities, argues a new study.
Scientists have found a way to make whole see-through mice, which they say could pave the way for improved diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of human illness.
A new study conducted in pregnant mice finds that maternal stress during pregnancy is linked to an increased risk of asthma for offspring.
Robot-assisted surgery is steadily rising in popularity among hospitals. However, some researchers claim there is no evidence to justify the expense of this technology.
Researchers in the US have discovered a mechanism in the brain that is regulated by an enzyme that enables neurons to sense changes in blood glucose levels.
The FDA have approved the once-daily inhaled drug olodaterol (brand name Striverdi Respimat), a long-acting beta-agonist, for the treatment of airflow obstruction in COPD patients.
Use of birth control pills is widely associated with increased breast cancer risk. But a new study finds this increased risk is dependent on pill formulation and past-year usage.
Could civilian stresses increase the risk of alcoholism in returning National Guard soldiers regardless of traumas suffered during active service?
Eating a 'Southern-style diet' of fried foods, organ meats and sweetened beverages increases kidney disease patients' risk of dying, according to the National Kidney Foundation.
The largest ever genetic analysis of childhood blood cancer has unveiled a strand of RNA that could be targeted by drugs to slow progression of leukemia.
Researchers have created dissolvable fibers that quickly absorb anti-HIV drugs and release them when in contact with moisture, opening the door to a new HIV-prevention method.
A chemical used widely in pesticides and weapons that causes brain damage can be neutralized by a re-engineered protein created by a team of researchers, offering therapeutic hope.
The spread of deadly Ebola virus in West Africa shows no sign of slowing down prompting fears that it will spread to other continents.
Successful catheter ablation - a minimally invasive procedure - helps adult patients with atrial fibrillation not only become symptom-free but also live longer, says new study.