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A family found to have a self-healing skin cancer offers hope for better...
Members of a Tunisian family with tumors on their hands, feet and eyes may provide helpful information for the treatment of squamous cell ca
In hairless man, arthritis drug spurs hair growth—lots
A man with almost no hair on his body has grown a full head of it after a novel treatment by doctors at Yale University.
Asian mushroom extract shows promise as treatment for obesity and its ills
Maybe Alice in Wonderland was on to something, nibbling on a mushroom to make herself shrink. New research has shown that a liquid extract m
Tech company finds stolen government log-ins all over Web
A CIA-backed technology company has found logins and passwords for 47 government agencies strewn across the Web—available for hackers, spies
Spintronics advance brings wafer-scale quantum devices closer to reality
An electronics technology that uses the 'spin' - or magnetization - of atomic nuclei to store and process information promises huge gains in
World's first full-color, flexible, skin-like display developed
Imagine a soldier who can change the color and pattern of his camouflage uniform from woodland green to desert tan at will. Or an office wor
Researchers find cell that replenishes heart muscle
Regenerative medicine researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a cell that replenishes adult heart muscle by using a ne
Inactivating a single enzyme could effectively eradicate an aggressive f...
EPFL scientists show how inactivating a single enzyme could effectively eradicate an aggressive form of leukemia. The principles could apply
Researchers create synthetic membranes that grow like living cells
Chemists and biologists at UC San Diego have succeeded in designing and synthesizing an artificial cell membrane capable of sustaining conti
Smart insulin patch could replace painful injections for diabetes
Painful insulin injections could become a thing of the past for the millions of Americans who suffer from diabetes, thanks to a new inventio
Dual internal clocks keep plant defenses on schedule
Time management isn't just important for busy people—it's critical for plants, too. A Duke University study shows how two biological clocks
Fat, sugar cause bacterial changes that may relate to loss of cognitive ...
A study at Oregon State University indicates that both a high-fat and a high-sugar diet, compared to a normal diet, cause changes in gut bac
Contrast between lip and skin color is marker for gender
The contrast between lip and skin colour can quickly identify a person's gender, according to researchers at the University of Montreal's De
Not-so-guilty pleasure: Viewing cat videos boosts energy and positive em...
If you get a warm, fuzzy feeling after watching cute cat videos online, the effect may be more profound than you think.
Brief: A pill for obesity? Stem cell scientists convert white fat to bro...
Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital have taken what they are describing as 'the first step
Technique increases brown adipose tissue, enhances its activity
Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) scientists have found a way to both make more energy-burning human brown fat cells and make the cells the