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'Homing Signal' in Brain Helps Humans Navigate, Research Shows December 18, 2014

Finding may explain why some people are less likely to get lost than others

Screening Test Finds Drugs That Show Promise Against Ebola December 17, 2014

Researchers uncover 53 potential treatments; all are already FDA approved but need more study for this use

Could a Supplement Prevent Weight Gain? December 11, 2014

Chemical compound curbed appetite in study, but more research is needed before marketing

New Treatment Shows Promise in Younger Breast Cancer Patients: Study December 11, 2014

Suppressing the ovaries and adding an anti-estrogen drug reduced recurrence in premenopausal women

Preliminary Studies Target Advanced Breast Cancers December 10, 2014

Combination treatment for estrogen-receptor-positive tumors shows promise, researchers say

Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment Shows Promise in Small Trial December 08, 2014

Nivolumab harnesses power of immune system to attack cancer in patients who've failed other therapy

Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial December 02, 2014

Injection boosted immune response, seemed to slow spread in those with advanced disease

Richard III Likely Had Blond Hair, Blue Eyes, Study Shows December 02, 2014

DNA from recently discovered remains is giving historians details on the long-dead king

Humans' Taste for Booze May Go Back Millions of Years December 02, 2014

Homo sapiens' ape ancestors long ago developed ability to eat fermented fruit, study suggests

The Salk Polio Vaccine: 'Greatest Public Health Experiment in History' December 02, 2014

Almost 2 million American kids stuck out their arms for an unheard-of test as Jonas Salk set out to prove his vaccine worked

A Lasting Legacy of Science December 02, 2014

Salk trial set the stage for U.S. government oversight of drug manufacturing -- and testing

The Salk Polio Vaccine: A Medical Miracle Turns 60 December 01, 2014

The crippling disease was the scourge of the early 20th century, until Dr. Jonas Salk created a life-saving shield

Your Dog Really Is Listening to You November 26, 2014

Study finds canines process speech in a human-like way

Researchers Find Stem Cells That Help Nails Regenerate November 24, 2014

Normal function helps with growth, but if nail is damaged, cells focus on repair

Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment So Successful in Kids That Trial Is Halted November 21, 2014

Hydroxyurea pills worked as well as transfusions in reducing stroke risk, researchers report

U.S. Proposes Greater Public Access to Data From Clinical Trials November 20, 2014

New rules would require even failed trials to publish summary of results

'Wireless' Pacemaker Working Well So Far, Researchers Say November 19, 2014

Small, manufacturer-funded study of tiny device reports no complications

Could Flu Raise Risk of Fatal Artery Tear? November 17, 2014

Preliminary research suggests a connection between the two

Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Give Your Heart an Unwelcome Buzz November 17, 2014

Rat study suggests short exposure to marijuana reduces blood vessel function, similar to secondhand tobacco smoke

Heart Device May Cut Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat: Study November 17, 2014

Mesh implant keeps clots that can form in left heart chamber from traveling to the brain, researcher says

Researchers Find Gene Mutation That May Protect Against Heart Disease November 12, 2014

Rare genetic variation appears to cut the risk of heart attack in half, study reports

Mouse Study Suggests Brain Is Damaged Early in Lou Gehrig's Disease November 11, 2014

Scientists say finding sheds new light on progression of the illness

Doctor-Implanted Balloons in Stomach May Spur Weight Loss November 07, 2014

Obesity procedure could offer alternative to invasive surgery, experts say

World War I Soldier Gives New Clues to Fighting Dysentery November 07, 2014

Sample of bacterium that killed British man in 1915 shows how germ changed over time, researchers say

'Longevity Gene' One Key to Long Life, Research Suggests November 06, 2014

As 'good' cholesterol goes up, odds of heart disease, stroke go down

Genes May Determine Body Weight by Shaping Gut Bacteria November 06, 2014

Study finds certain family of microbes more common in intestines of lean people

Vaccine for Hepatitis C Inches Closer to Reality November 05, 2014

First human tests looked at safety

Combo Treatment for Advanced Melanoma Seems to Improve Survival November 04, 2014

Pairing cancer drug, immune booster gave patients about 5 extra months, researchers report

Moving Toward Blood Test for Many Cancers November 04, 2014

Researchers say they've identified 800 'markers' of disease

Study Points to Causes Behind Age-Linked Memory Loss November 03, 2014

'Better' connections between brain networks might actually hamper recall, researchers say

Is Tau the 'How' Behind Alzheimer's? October 31, 2014

When this protein malfunctions, brain cells die, say researchers working with mice

Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments October 29, 2014

Disorder has a 'very large number of potential causes,' researcher says

Scientists Create Tiny Stomachs From Stem Cells October 29, 2014

Feat may help researchers learn more about causes of stomach diseases

Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper October 22, 2014

Fertilization occurs in the vagina, instead of petri dish, researchers say

Goodbye to Reading Glasses? October 20, 2014

Implantable eye device shows promise in preliminary trial, researchers say

Ebola or Not? Rapid Test for the Virus Not Here Yet October 20, 2014

With flu season approaching, finding an accurate, speedy screening method will become more important

Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice October 20, 2014

Research may provide model to study digestive diseases, future treatments

Scientists Inch Closer to Alzheimer's Origins October 13, 2014

Specially designed cell culture supports notion that toxic 'plaques and tangles' in brain may drive disease

Stem Cell Success Raises Hopes of Type 1 Diabetes Cure October 09, 2014

In laboratory, researchers have developed insulin-producing beta cells

Potential Clue to Ebola Treatments Uncovered, Researchers Say October 09, 2014

Unusual protein identified in quest for drug remedies

New Prosthetic Hands Restore Sense of Touch to Amputees October 08, 2014

Advances herald new opportunities for patients in everyday life, experts say

Ovarian Cancer DNA Detected in Vaginal Fluid, Researchers Report October 07, 2014

Preliminary finding may bring doctors one step closer to test that could catch the disease in early stages

Report Claims Success Treating Alzheimer's Memory Loss October 06, 2014

But experts won't embrace this 36-point program of lifestyle changes and supplements without more research

It's Confirmed: You Have Parents to Thank (or Blame) for Your Height October 06, 2014

New study doubles the number of gene regions linked to height

HIV May Have Emerged in Congo in 1920s: Study October 02, 2014

Railways, prostitution could have helped spread the AIDS-causing virus decades ago, researchers say

Human Brain's Cerebellum Evolved at Surprising Speed, Study Finds October 02, 2014

Expert sees 'new frontier' in the study of human thinking

New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks October 01, 2014

Finding provides new target for drug development, experts say

Experimental Cervical Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Trial October 01, 2014

Research suggests the HPV shot could prevent 90 percent of malignancies

Scientists Detect Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer September 29, 2014

Finding might lead one day to test for a disease that's hard to detect before advanced stages

Researchers Evaluate Blood Test for Psychosis September 25, 2014

Study provides insight into schizophrenia

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