Scientists have turned to marijuana-like synthetic compounds to provide opioid-like pain relief without the risk of addiction or a high.
President Obama today announced ambitions for the U.S. to send people to Mars by 2030. But a new study shows that the radiation of space could be damaging to the brain.
Obese people with a certain gene mutation have a high preference for fatty foods yet a low preference for sugary foods, highlighting the genetic underpinnings of appetite control.
Obese kids have a different population of gut bacteria compared to lean kids, and this may cause them to accumulate fat.
Scientists have created a drug that, in monkeys, provided opioid-like pain relief without the addictive qualities.
Researchers have grown the neurons of people with Williams syndrome to help understand the genes involved with being sociable.
After an organism has a stroke, damaged neurons appear to send out a distress signal to prompt nearby cells to donate their mitochondria to help the damaged cells rebuild.
Researchers have figured out how to get stem cells to grow on a scaffold shaped like the ball of a hip joint and regenerate a cushion of cartilage.
Doctors recommend frequent bathing followed immediately by proper moisturizers to control eczema in children.
A thorough new study -- that looked at levels of omega-3 fatty acids in people's blood, rather than just asking what they ate -- finds that these acids do reduce people's risk of fatal heart attack.
Artificial intelligence comes of age; pathologists can combine it with their own skills for nearly 100 percent accuracy in finding cancer cells in a biopsy.
The FDA has finalized its new food labeling requirement, but I call for a "no-label" diet of whole foods that don't require labeling.
Their music's impact may fade in a year, but the effects of the junk food these musicians endorse could last a lifetime.
Entomologist Justin Schmidt has made a research career out of being stung by insects, and now he has a new book about it.
An eye-scan technique may detect the early signs of Alzheimer's disease, before major symptoms appear, a new report says.
Getting tan without UV rays, or lightening skin without toxic chemicals, could one day be possible thanks to a new discovery.
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) was used to stimulate an area of the brain known to be associated with creativity.