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Scientists developing a barcoding tool for stem cells challenge the idea that stem cells provide daily supply of blood cells, saying it only happens after bone marrow transplant.
A genome-wide analysis of 120,000 regular coffee drinkers has identified six genes associated with the metabolic and neurological effects of caffeine.
Prenatal exposure to the common chemical bisphenol A is linked to diminished lung functioning and persistent wheezing in children, according to a new study.
Adolescents with cerebral palsy report having a similar quality of life as adolescents without the disorder, according to the findings of a new study.
We report on the European Society for Medical Oncology 2014 meeting, which took place in Spain at the end of September and focused on melanoma studies.
An international research team says they have identified 697 genetic variants in more than 400 genetic regions associated with height.
Though you may be keen to share the details of your latest amazing trip with friends, a new study suggests we may 'pay a surprising price for sharing experiences we covet most.'
In a 'proof of concept' paper, a team from the University of Gothenburg report their success in womb transplantation, which has now resulted in a successful pregnancy and birth.
Mouse study shows the body - when sick - protects friendly gut bacteria and boosts resistance to pathogens, suggesting disruption of this may lead to chronic diseases like Crohn's.
Stopping excess fat in the liver and muscles from interfering with cells' ability to respond to insulin and take up sugar could be a promising new way to tackle type 2 diabetes.
New research has explored the relationships between sleep, pain, disability and depressive symptoms within osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis.
A new study claims cultural and historical factors over the past century, such as evolution of clothing trends and tanning perceptions, have contributed to rising melanoma rates.
Mutations in the gene that encodes BRCA2 are known to increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancers. Now, researchers have uncovered the protein's structure and how it works.
Researchers have found that resveratrol - a compound naturally found in red grapes - could be an effective treatment for acne, especially when combined with another medication.
While previous studies have found that aerobic exercise over long periods can improve memory, new research suggests that resistance exercise may be even more beneficial.
People who have a tendency to experience delusions are more likely to make a decision without gathering all the information needed to ensure it is the best one, a new study finds.
A new study suggests that alcohol may make men more sensitive than women to rewarding social behaviors, such as smiling. Could this contribute to problem drinking among men?
In our follow-up to yesterday's Down Syndrome Awareness Month spotlight feature, we talk to some of the leading experts in Down syndrome research.
Scientists say they have traced the origins of the HIV pandemic, claiming it began in Kinshasa - the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo - in the 1920s.
Would you swallow a pill with tiny needles? According to the developers of the new capsule, it could replace painful injections with no harmful side effects.