Golfer-doctor finds that treating apnea cuts golf scores; sees new motivator for wearing nighttime masks.
Until now, getting a picture of genetic change in a tumor over time has been next to impossible. A new study reveals that cancer’s genetic tangle gets more complicated with time.
Virologists have been working late since swine flu appeared in April. With flu running amok in South America, what can we expect when the epidemic returns north this fall?
The epidemic fades, with 61 confirmed deaths and 5,251 cases so far. Were the public health warnings overdone? Or did they help stem the pandemic? Your guide to the time of finger-pointing, flu-style.
Scientists are proving that intestinal bacteria can help health — but for what conditions? Should you take probiotic supplements or eat foods with beneficial bugs? What does the science say — and not say?
New video captures AIDS moving inside immune cells: HIV enters pods that form on the surface, then jumps across into a healthy immune cell that is now doomed to spread HIV — and die.
Pres. Obama has removed some limits on studies of cells that can become any body cell. What was lost in eight years of limits on embryonic stem cells? What’s ahead?
You can’t hold your eyes completely still, but what is the purpose of those tiny movements? A new study could explain why we make them — and why we seldom notice them.
Dry macular degeneration affects 10+m Americans. After 10 years of research, embryonic stem cells approach the clinic!
Activity is not just for the heart: For older people, it spells longevity, mobility, independence. Exercise fights diabetes and MS; even extends the lifespan. Time to get moving?
Skin cancer is rising faster than the price of oil (almost). How can you identify skin cancer? How can you protect yourself? Is ozone loss one of the causes? Does sunscreen prevent melanoma?
Injecting a protein in the brain stifles the drive to drink among lab rats; one dose lasts three hours or more. Does GDNF offer a new angle on alcoholism?
After decades of effort, gene replacement brings eyesight to the blind. How did it work? What does animal research say about gene therapy for curing cancer, reducing pain or reversing muscular dystrophy? Why has gene therapy taken so long?
Financial traders make more money when their blood has more testosterone. Is this another arena where the male hormone leads to success, or could success raise the hormone level?
Scientists are desperately scrounging for new ways to fight pathogenic bacteria. But would you believe healing clay, gator blood, honey and crushed leaves?