U.S. mathematical biologists say they've developed flu vaccine distribution alternatives for use when faced with vaccine shortages during flu outbreaks.
A British study finds the device that prevents shoelaces from fraying was more valuable than gold to indigenous Cubans who traded with Columbus's fleet.
U.S. researchers say they've discovered a new way to control or terminate potentially harmful immune responses that produce inflammation.
NASA has awarded a space program operations contract valued at $1.1 billion for the first six months of its term to United Space Alliance LLC, of Houston.
U.S. transplant surgeons have performed a "domino" transplant procedure to save two patients suffering a life-threatening liver condition.
A U.S. ocean conservation organization estimates as many as 73 million sharks are killed each year worldwide for their valuable fins.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health is forming a consortium to transform how the nation's clinical and translational research is conducted.
The U.S. government has set aside 154,834 acres in California's East Bay for a protected habitat for the endangered Alameda whipsnake.
UCLA/VA researchers found that curcumin - a chemical found in curry and turmeric - may help the immune system clear the brain of amyloid beta, which form the plaques found in Alzheimer's disease.
A star must live in a relatively tranquil cosmic neighborhood to foster planet formation, say astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. A team of scientists from the University of Arizona's Steward ...
The many "personalities" of our great galactic neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy, are exposed in this new composite image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer and the Spitzer Space Telescope.
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a new class of hydrogen fuel-cell catalysts that exhibit promising activity and stability. The catalysts are made of low-cost nonprecious metals entrapped in something ...
Picture a spider web coated with sugar. But instead of luring in unsuspecting creatures, this spider web pulls in deadly anthrax spores, rendering them harmless.