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A new study recommends animal trials combined with PET scans as a method for selecting the most effective experimental TB drugs for human trials.
Biological engineers at MIT have developed a computer model that can create the most elaborate 3D shapes of DNA ever made - including rings, bowls and complex viral structures.
A new study finds that children born prematurely are twice as likely to be hospitalized for flu-related complications than children without underlying medical conditions.
A new study aims to provide quantification for the long-held belief that long durations for surgery are associated with a greater risk of blood clots.
'Unprecedented' success has been reported in animal trials for a new compound being developed as the first drug therapy to restore function in spinal cord injury patients.
A groundbreaking wireless material that can make brain cells respond to light brings closer the day of artificial retinas that help patients with vision loss diseases like AMD.
Using fMRI, researchers have found they can measure brain activity related to working memory to more accurately predict which quitting smokers will take up the habit again.
In a new mouse study, researchers prevented and restored noise-induced hearing loss by administering a chemical compound that is a precursor to vitamin B3.
A World Bank report says fighting the Ebola epidemic has resulted in flat or negative income growth for the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Most people who experience warning signs of cancer dismiss them as being symptoms of less serious conditions, finds a new study by researchers from the UK.
Pregnant women with a BMI of 35 or over have more than double the risks of experiencing infant death than mothers with a 'normal' BMI of 18.5-24.9, according to a new study.
Researchers have found an association between the Mediterranean diet and longer telomere length - a recognized biomarker for improved life expectancy.
Northwestern University researchers claim their study is the first to compare birth weight, children's cognitive education and quality of elementary and middle schools.
A study led by researchers from the UK's University of Oxford finds that as HIV evolves to resist protective gene variants, it may also be hindering its own ability to cause AIDS.
We all know that physical activity plays an important role in our health, but a new study suggests that occupational sitting increases risks of obesity in women - but not in men.
New mouse study provides strong evidence that a virome of friendly viruses can be as helpful as a microbiome of friendly bacteria in maintaining gut health and fighting infections.
In a world first, scientists have created synthetic enzymes from artificial genetic material they made in the lab, revealing new clues about the origins of life.
A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers finds that a diagnosis of diabetes in midlife may speed up the rate of cognitive decline over the next 2 decades.
A new study reports that the parents of children who fell from furniture at home are less likely to implement safety measures such as safety gates or rules about climbing at home.
Though previous studies have suggested a link between antibiotic use and childhood asthma, a new study in the BMJ dismisses this link by using sibling control analyses.