September 6, 2013
One baby in every 46 was born with a congenital anomaly in 2011 according to the third annual report by the British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers, released today (Friday 6 September 2013).
May 1, 2013
A gene mutation associated with a rare sleep disorder surprisingly also contributes to debilitating migraines. A new discovery could change the treatment of migraines by allowing the development of drugs specifically designed to treat the chronic headaches.
May 7, 2013
From Ireland to the Balkans, Europeans are all closely related according to a new study of the DNA of people from across the continent. The study examined relatedness among Europeans up to about 3,000 years ago, comparing genetic sequences from over 2,000 individuals. The results are published 7 May in the open access journal PLOS Biology.
March 28, 2019
As many as a billion people could be newly exposed to disease-carrying mosquitoes by the end of the century because of global warming, says a new study that examines temperature changes on a monthly basis across the world.
February 24, 2020
'This fossil is about twice as old as the oldest tree, or oldest land plants' -- Researcher Shuhai Xiao.
October 16, 2012
NASA's Operation IceBridge got the 2012 Antarctic campaign off to a productive start with a land ice survey of Thwaites Glacier and a sea ice flight over parts of the Bellingshausen Sea.
October 11, 2012
Every year three million Chinese people die from cardiovascular disease and every 10 seconds there is one death from CVD in China," said professor Dayi Hu, chief of the Heart Centre at the People's Hospital, Peking University and president of the Chinese Society of Cardiology. Professor Hu was speaking ahead of the 23rd Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology and Asia Pacific Heart Congress, which take place Oct. 11-14, 2012, in Beijing, China.
February 11, 2013
While prostate cancer is the most common cancer in elderly Western men it also, but more rarely, strikes patients aged between 35 and 50. Scientists at EMBL, in collaboration with several other research teams in Germany, have discovered that early-onset prostate cancers are triggered by a different mechanism from that which causes the disease at a later age. Their findings are published today in Cancer Cell, and might have important medical implications.
November 4, 2013
Women vaccinated with one dose of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine had antibodies against the viruses that remained stable in their blood for four years, suggesting that a single dose of vaccine may be sufficient to generate long-term immune responses and protection against new HPV infections, and ultimately cervical cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
April 9, 2013
Beyond good test scores and high school grades, a new study finds one key factor that helps predict if a young black man will succeed at a predominantly white university.