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A bionic fingertip has enabled a Danish amputee to distinguish between different textures in real-time with 96% accuracy, bringing us closer to sensory-enhanced prosthetics.
Women who experience recurrent pregnancy loss appear to lack stem cells in the womb lining. Researchers hope to start piloting interventions from spring 2016.
A review of published studies identifies 12 classes of drugs responsible for Raynaud's disease, where blood vessels in the extremities narrow in response to cold or stress.
Tiny surgical instruments inspired by origami are set to make surgery less invasive, bringing closer the day when incisions will not need stitches to heal.
Teenagers are drinking too much caffeine, despite being aware of the risks. Easy availability, parental influence, advertising and social norms all play a role.
Learn about dextromethorphan, a major ingredient in cough suppressant medications that can be taken at excessive levels to achieve highs similar to ketamine or PCP.
Type 2 diabetes already affects millions of people worldwide. A new study shows that strength and fitness in youth might be good predictors of diabetes in later life.
The survival time for men with metastatic prostate cancer depends on where the disease has spread to, with men whose cancer only spread to the lymph nodes faring best.
Multiple sclerosis has been linked with low vitamin D intake; a new study adds evidence that low vitamin D during pregnancy could raise the risk of MS in later life.
Researchers have pinpointed the brain area in male mice responsible for aggression and say their work could lead to 'controlling aggressive behaviors.'
Exposure to tobacco toxins that remain on hair, clothes, walls, carpets and other surfaces - known as thirdhand smoke - has been linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
A study finds women who ate at least five yogurt portions per week had a lower risk of developing high blood pressure; the link was strongest for those on a healthy diet.
Sub-Saharan African countries worst affected by HIV/AIDS will need significant up-front finance if they are to succeed in controlling the disease in the long-term, says new study.
In the light of the Zika crisis, scientists are searching for clues about the placenta's role in barring diseases before birth. A realistic, new NASA-inspired model could help.
Learn about sleep deprivation, occurring whenever an individual gets less than the amount required to feel awake and alert. This article looks at causes, symptoms and treatment.
Children who were at risk of peanut allergy but who built up tolerance over 5 years can safely stop eating peanut for a year without losing tolerance.
A diet with a high glycemic index - a measure of how the carbohydrates in foods will affect blood glucose levels - may increase the risk of lung cancer, new research suggests.