Google - working with teams from Stanford and Duke Universities - have embarked on an ambitious data-mining project to define the genetic components of good health.
In a rat study, researchers identified the specific brain area where fear transmission settles during early days of life, by showing how mothers transfer fears to babies via odors.
A simple blood test has been developed by researchers in the UK that could identify which patients have cancers such as melanoma, colon cancer and lung cancer.
Researchers examining the effectiveness of bans on texting while driving have found an associated reduction in fatalities with primary texting bans.
In a study of more than 26,000 adults, researchers reveal how those with slow walking speed and memory complaints were twice as likely to develop dementia over the next 12 years.
Most inflammatory rheumatological disorders, such as arthritis, are associated with a higher risk of heart attack and stroke. A new study adds polymyalgia rheumatica to this list.
A gene chip called NeuroX has helped researchers to identify 24 gene variants - six of which are newly discovered - that increase a person's risk of developing Parkinson's disease.
The first broad-scale, nationwide study of air pollution removal by trees finds that less than 1% of air pollution is removed, but that the human health impact is 'substantial.'
Greeting someone by knocking fists together spreads fewer germs than shaking hands, according to a new study. Should this be the new way we greet each other?
Childhood cancer survivors are at risk of developing metabolic syndrome, but a new study shows that following a healthy lifestyle can reduce this risk.
Two new studies published in The Lancet reveal new, simpler oral drug regimens that could increase treatment uptake for hepatitis C, as well as improve their success.
Researchers from the UK have identified the worldwide prevalence of hepatitis C virus genotypes, in the hope it will help develop new treatment strategies for the infection.
Researchers from Vanderbilt University genetically modified a bacterial strain to produce a compound that was found to reduce obesity and related complications in mice.
A new study led by the University of California-Irvine, suggests sleep deprivation could lead to false memory formation - the recall of an event that never occurred.
Researchers from Florida State University found mice that developed obesity by eating a high-fat diet only had 50% of the brain cells responsible for encoding odor signals.
Testing reading ability and IQ in twins from the age of 7 to 16, researchers find that strong reading skills as a child correlates to higher 'general intelligence' in later life.
A large meta-analysis assesses the evidence of a link between shift work and a heightened risk for type 2 diabetes. The analysis finds that men are at particular risk.
A new study finds that although individual unemployment increases a person's mortality risk, economic recessions reduce this effect among the overall population.
A study in rats reveals that tamoxifen - a drug typically used to treat breast cancer that has spread - is less effective when subjects are exposed to dim light at night.
The age at which girls start menstruating appears to be decided by a small subset of genes that is passed on either by her biological father or mother.