Pathogen-carrying ticks are hitching rides from Central and South America on migratory birds.
Thankfully, we're not talking about people here. It seems that a nasty weed native to America has reared its ugly head in Africa, and it's not only poisoning livestock but somehow helping starving mosquitoes survive long enough to spread malaria.
Most health experts agree: Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for human health. However, what they may not know is that these same acids are also vital for maintaining a healthy ocean. Now new research has revealed that climate change may be gradually taking these essential acids away.
A contagious cancer known as devil facial tumor disease nearly wiped out Tasmanian devils over the last twenty years. After being treated with a new vaccine, 20 captive-bred devils were recently returned to the wild in hopes that their population and diversity will rebound.
People who travel along busy roads to get to work are at a higher risk of being exposed to traffic related air pollution than those that take the longer, less congested route, say researchers.
The feel-good hormones and other great results come from hanging around outdoors. Studies on this go back to a record 1984 finding that people with hospital room windows healed faster.
While apes and memory have been widely studied, recent research showed that apes have the ability to record information about a film and know on a second viewing when an exciting scene will occur.
Every year more than 100 million blood donations are collected globally, and according to the World Health Organization, that's not nearly enough. Synthetic blood would be one ideal solution, but it has long been nothing more than a pipe dream. Now, thanks to new research on deep-diving whales, researchers suddenly think they've figured out the secret to making this medical miracle a reality.
A 16-year-old's design of a silk-containing card that will transport disease antibodies (Ebola, HIV and others) without refrigeration for up to a week. It is low-cost and intended to test even patients who lack symptoms.
As the researchers sequenced the flatworm's DNA, they observed which genes were activated for certain regenerative purposes which they believe will aid in future stem cell research.
A researcher from the University of Illinois has found a direct link between time outdoors and good health. Feeling relaxed in the great outdoors allows the body to invest more into supporting the immune system.
During the winter monthsong, songbirds routinely eat from bird feeders that remain a vital food source, but such good-will gestures have been linked recently to a widespreading avian eye disease that is often fatal.
Scientists say that a fourth virus, unlike those from the three known families of viruses, has been found in a single section of Arctic permafrost.
A giant wolfish caught off the island of Hokkaido, near the Fukushima nuclear plant is raising concerns about how radiation contamination from the 2011 nuclear power plant accident has spread and the impact it's having on ecosystems and the evolution of nearby wildlife.