There’s currently no treatment for cardiac fibrosis, a leading cause of heart failure. But new research suggests there may be a way to prevent it.
Engineers have found a way to use graphene oxide sheets to transform dirty water into drinking water.
A new study finds that early-career doctors—and the rest of us—can be better at our jobs if we simply set aside as little as 30 minutes a day for some “me time.” The alternative, the study finds, is a scenario in which the patient may suffer.
Biologists have long thought that some frog species evolved to mate on land—sometimes in unusual places—instead of in open water to better guard eggs and tadpoles from being eaten by fish and other predators.
In a series of experiments, an embryonic stem cell gene kicked into action dormant cellular processes that are key to preventing weak bones, clogged arteries, and other telltale signs of growing old.
Evolution has slowed to a crawl a few times in four billion years. And an eon or so has passed before more complex life forms, such as simple animals, could arise.
The United States Preventive Services Task Force has released a report saying there isn’t enough evidence to recommend that clinicians perform visual screening for melanomas for patients with no known risk for the skin cancer.
The world-leading rate of obesity among the Samoan people is a recent phenomenon, thought to be heavily influenced by a rapid global shift to calorie-rich, processed foods and sedentary lifestyles.
Researchers are designing a virtual reality simulator specifically for teaching teenagers with autism spectrum disorder to drive.
Engineers are developing fabrics for protective suits that not only self-heal but also shield people from toxic materials.
New research shows that changes over time in the volume of patients seen by trauma centers influence the likelihood of seriously injured patients living or dying.
Scientists have identified an inner ear deficiency in children with autism that may affect their ability to recognize speech.
Three new infestations of an invasive garden ant—known for building massive colonies of tens of thousands of insects—have been found in the UK this year.
Some experts suggest the best way to teach language to a tiny baby is to speak as though the infant were another adult, since adult sounds, cadence, and tone of voice are what the child should eventually learn.
New discoveries about spider silk could inspire novel materials to manipulate sound and heat in the same way semiconducting circuits manipulate electrons.
The first placenta-on-a-chip can fully model the transport of nutrients between mother and fetus. The flash-drive-sized device contains two layers of human cells that model the interface.
Temporarily turning off one part of the brain changes patterns of activity across other parts as well, according to a new study with monkeys.
At schools with gay-straight alliances, LGBTQ students report significantly fewer incidences of bullying based on sexual orientation or gender expression.
Scientists are developing a way to treat arthritic hips without extensive surgery to replace them. They’ve programmed stem cells to grow new cartilage on a 3D template shaped like the ball of a hip joint.
A new tool can turn a flat sheet of plastic or metal into a complex 3D shape, such as a mask, a sculpture, or a high-heeled shoe.