Using a mouse model which mimics neuronal cell death in the part of the brain associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD), scientists at the Buck Institute have shown for the first time that these neurons die due to inflammation. ...
Stanford University neuroscientists have designed a gene that enhances memory and learning ability in animals under stress. Writing in the Nov. 8 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, the Stanford team says that the experi ...
Russian and Chinese space agency officials say they will build and launch an ultraviolet space observatory to be placed into orbit in 2010.
U.S. federal investigators are hunting incidents of Medicare fraud, using sophisticated computer technology to determine unusual patterns.
The International Energy Agency says China will surpass the United States in carbon dioxide emissions by 2009, about a decade ahead of previous predictions.
U.S. scientists say they've found an electrical imbalance caused by a malfunctioning gene results in a potentially fatal heart rhythm disorder.
Reading picture books to toddlers can help them learn about the real world, psychologists from the United States and Australia said.
A German study finds that mild electrical stimulation of the brain during sleep appears to improve memory.
A Scottish study has found disturbing data regarding TV viewing, including the fact a 6-year-old would rather look at a blank screen than human faces.
U.S. scientists say adolescent girls who live within one-half mile of a public park are significantly more physically active than other girls.
A team of Italian scientists says it has determined the first Europeans lived in southern Italy and not Spain, as had been thought.
U.S. psychologists have determined children as young as five to seven years of age prefer lucky individuals over less fortunate people.
Two California developers have agreed to pay $350,000 to settle alleged violations of a plan for dealing with naturally occurring asbestos.
U.S. scientists have found a gene variant linked with mental illness is also linked with enlargement of a brain region that handles negative emotions.
Anticancer drugs are often highly toxic when delivered straight, but "wrapping" them inside larger molecules can lessen the side effects as well as make them more effective, according to a new study by researchers at the ...