When stretched, a type of adult stem cell taken from bone marrow can be nudged towards becoming the type of tissue found in blood vessels, according to a new study by bioengineers at the University of California, Berkeley.
An hour from now, will you remember reading this? It all depends on proteins in your brain called NMDA receptors, which allow your neurons to communicate with each other.
The human immune system is a peerless memory bank. Its ability to accurately catalog and recall long past encounters with viruses, bacteria and other pathogens is why we only get the measles or chicken pox once, and is why ...
By studying the humble honey bee, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have come a step closer to understanding the molecular basis of social behavior in humans.
Australian researchers have discovered that a combination of anti-oxidants and vitamins can significantly increase a man's fertility.
Texas's Frito-Lay is jumping aboard the health bandwagon with a line of snack chips made from fruits and vegetables.
The director of a U.S. anti-smoking organization says smokers and obese people should pay substantially more for health insurance than others.
U.S. scientists say people often report mistrusting others who are different from them, but research doesn't support that contention.
A doctor at New York's Weill Cornell Medical College has defended U.S. drug spending, which accounts for 42 percent of drug sale money worldwide.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Americans are recycling more, while throwing away less.