The residue of chemicals and microbes on your cellphone can reveal a lot about your lifestyle.
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.
People who seek risky thrills or act impulsively may have a thinner cortex around brain areas involved in decision making, a new study finds.