Scientists have reversed behavioral and brain abnormalities in adult mice that resemble some features of schizophrenia by restoring normal expression to a suspect gene that is over-expressed in humans with the illness. Targeting expression...Show More Summary
Every day, their baby stopped breathing, his collapsed bronchus blocking the crucial flow of air to his lungs. April and Bryan Gionfriddo watched helplessly, just praying that somehow the dire predictions weren't true. "Quite a few doctors...Show More Summary
A new, streamlined approach to genetic engineering drastically reduces the time and effort needed to insert new genes into bacteria, the workhorses of biotechnology, scientists are reporting. Published in the journal ACS Synthetic Biology,...Show More Summary
Malaria-carrying mosquitos appear to be manipulated by the parasites they carry, but this manipulation may simply be part of the mosquitos' immune response, according to Penn State entomologists. "Normally, after a female mosquito ingests a blood meal, she matures her eggs and does not take another one until the meal is digested," said Lauren J. Show More Summary
The omega 3 fatty acids in fish oil have long been thought to protect against cardiovascular disease - so much so that the American Heart Association currently recommends eating at least two servings of fish a week, particularly fatty varieties rich in omega 3s. Show More Summary
According to new research conducted at Brigham and Women's Hospital, sugar-sweetened drinks are linked to an increased risk of developing kidney stones. Twenty percent of men and 10 percent of women in the U.S. suffer from kidney stones at least once in their lives. Show More Summary
In order to provide much-needed clarity on the role of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), its benefits and risks, Women's Health Concern and the British Menopause Society released their latest guidelines on Friday. The new guidelines have also been published in the journal Menopause International. Show More Summary
A new report in the BMJ has revealed that people are seriously underestimating the number of calories they are consuming at fast food restaurants. Teenagers are particularly unaware of their calorie intake with most of them assuming that the meals contain more than one third fewer calories than they actually have. Show More Summary
I spent all day Friday driving from the Bay Area to the Salt Lake Valley. Eight hundred miles on a desolate yet crowded Interstate 80. I actually quite enjoy long solo drives, for many of the same reasons that I enjoy long solo runsShow More Summary
If we see human and other animal excrement as part of a dynamic flux of energy, resources and life, it is easy to imagine ways properly managed poop can “save the earth.” This is not a cow-pie in the sky. It is all within reach. Wear gloves. Show More Summary
A man in his late teens was shot to death in the Grand Crossing neighborhood Saturday night.
Fresh off a whirlwind trip to Paris with her mom, Kim Kardashian was photographed leaving La Scala restaurant in Beverly Hills after having lunch with a friend.
A 27-year-old woman was pronounced dead today, eight days after being shot along with several others after a family prom party in the Lawndale neighborhood, officials said.
Stupid, isn’t it? But yep, I’m afraid of my own bed, as it’s where I have most of my panic attacks. Now it’s nearly 4am and I am still up, being a bed avoider. I’ve been better recently but last night, I went to bed and proceeded to have a panic attack without warning, followed […]
More chefs are learning about celiac disease and adding gluten-free items to their menus.
Whether to have a preventive mastectomy or not is a highly personal choice. Know the key issues and alternative strategies.
@HopkinsMedicine quality and safety leaders Peter Pronovost and Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb are offering a MOOC—a massive online open course--starting June 3. See here for sign-up details. It is free.Peter explains more in this post:Through...Show More Summary
An Alabama lawsuit argues that a law declaring teeth whitening the exclusive province of dental professionals is unconstitutional.