November 12, 2012
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a $50 million grant to help speed the translation of scientific discoveries into improvements in human health. The grant, from the National Institutes of Health, supports the School of Medicine's Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, one of 60 such centers in the United States.
January 2, 2012
How did insects get their hearing? A new study of 50 million year-old cricket and katydid fossils -- sporting some of the best preserved fossil insect ears described to date -- help trace the evolution of the insect ear, says a new study by researchers working at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center.
June 13, 2013
Data presented at EULAR 2013, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism, show that up to one-third of rheumatoid arthritis patients discontinue or change therapy within the first year of treatment.
May 31, 2015
Queensland scientists have discovered two more species of suicidally-sexed marsupials and one is already destined for the threatened list.
August 6, 2016
And more new books for August 2016
February 10, 2017
Research published this week in Nature Communications makes it possible to predict how volume for a given protein will change between the folded and unfolded state. Computations accurately predict how a protein will react to increased pressure, shed light on the inner-workings of life in the ocean depths, and may also offer insights into alien life.
August 24, 2016
Fifty years to the day after the film 'Fantastic Voyage' was first shown in theaters, the Polytechnique Montréal Nanorobotics Laboratory is unveiling a unique medical interventional infrastructure devoted to the fight against cancer. The outcome of 15 years of research conducted by Professor Sylvain Martel and his team, it enables microscopic nanorobotic agents to be guided through the vascular systems of living bodies, delivering drugs to targeted areas.
October 10, 2018
Old seeds can sprout new plants even after centuries of dormancy.
July 25, 2019
In 1969, a drug that crippled a generation found new life as a treatment for leprosy.
September 21, 2018
A half-century after the Hong Kong flu pandemic, scientists are getting closer to a universal vaccine.