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Using a technique called time-lapse crystallography, researchers have observed for the first time how the polymerase enzyme inserts nucleotides into strands of DNA.
A new measles vaccine that takes the form of an easily administered inhalable dry powder has been proven safe in a human clinical trial.
A new study finds that in most infected Americans, HIV levels are not in check, including in the majority of those who know they have the virus.
New study finds placebo is as good for boosting learning-related brain activity in Parkinson's patients as a dopamine-enhancing drug - demonstrating the power of expectation.
A review of recent new drug approvals found that the US Food and Drug Administration and pharmaceutical companies did not meet to discuss study design in one fifth of cases.
Children who attend full-day preschool have increased school readiness skills and attendance compared with children who attend part-day preschool, according to a new study in JAMA.
A new global analysis finds proportions of BMI-linked cancers vary across region and gender. North America was found to be the most affected region, with 23% of the global burden.
Study finds that people with sleep apnea - where breathing starts and stops during sleep - appear to have a lower peak oxygen uptake during aerobic exercise.
Diabetes can cause significant complications during pregnancy that may be averted if preconception care could be made widely available and fully utilized by women.
In what is being hailed as a 'major breakthrough' in neurorehabilitation, researchers show that performing mental imagery exercises can lessen weakness in unused muscles.
According to researchers, a higher intake of yogurt is associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, suggesting that it could play an important role as part of a healthy diet.
A specific brain network within grey matter develops later than the rest of the brain and degenerates first in older age, says new study, shedding light on neurological disorders.
A new study investigates the links between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and childhood obesity, and emphasizes the importance of blood pressure control for at-risk children.
By examining how macaque monkeys react to the yellow fever virus, researchers have discovered white blood cell changes that could lead to earlier diagnosis and better treatment.
In a model of mouse siblings, the findings of a new study suggest that healthy gut bacteria may prevent or treat metabolic syndrome.
Experiments examining how being in a position of power changes the way a person speaks finds that people in high-ranking positions tend to speak more loudly and in a monotone.
New study finds that low to moderate alcohol consumption through pregnancy is not tied to higher risk of many adverse birth outcomes such as low birth weight and preterm delivery.
Medical News Today: Sexual function: relationships, well-being a significant influence in menopausal women
A new study finds that when it comes to the sexual function of menopausal women, relationship satisfaction and emotional well-being may be greater influencers than hormones.
A new study finds that survivors of retinoblastoma - a rare type of eye cancer that develops in young children - do not have cognitive or social setbacks in adulthood.
A new study suggests that psychosocial counseling for individuals who have previously attempted suicide may significantly reduce their risk of a repeated attempt.