Researchers are one step closer to finally mass-produce effective artificial pancreas. This will greatly benefit Type 1 diabetics who find it hard to maintain their blood glucose levels because of their inability to produce insulin.
Scientists find link between job exhaustion of shift workers and melatonin receptor 1A gene.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is currently investigating the potential rise of invasive, multi-drug resistant fungus in the United States. The fungus, called Candida auris, can cause invasive infections and often associated with high mortality and frequent resistance to multiple anti-fungal drugs.
British scientists have devised the algebra that elucidates the efficiency of a sperm when it's moving toward an egg, factoring in things like the length of its tail and rate of oscillation.
A massive earthworm named Dave has made its way into the record books as the biggest ever found in the United Kingdom.
A new study from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution may have revealed a previously unknown element of whale songs: particle motion plays a vital part in their communication. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution biologist Aran Mooney believes this may play a vital role in locating other whales in the open ocean.
The new species is dubbed a “flasher” frog, so it’s not too surprising that this creature is primarily known for its habit of flashing other animals with its vibrant orange groin. But why?
Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have discovered chicken bones from Ethiopia that could explain how domesticated chickens crossed ancient roads and seas.
To assist in the rebuilding of the arsenal that can combat infectious disease, scientists are now taking the help of naturally occurring proteins, referred to as antimicrobial peptides. Researchers at MIT, the University of British Columbia and the University of Brasilia have built an antimicrobial peptide that has the potential to destroy different variants of bacteria including those that offer tough resistance to a majority of antibiotics.
Researchers have discovered that zebrafish -- the two-buck wonders in pet stores -- may actually hold the key to do full spinal cord repair.
Recent research has successfully engineered an antimicrobial peptide that can possibly kill bacteria - even those that are antibiotic resistant.
Alzheimer’s disease may be yesterday’s news -- if Merck becomes successful in its clinical trials.
Cigarette smoking could cause somatic mutations in DNA of different organs, increasing the risk of cancer.
Branded by scientists as the "killer of killers," the long-glanded blue coral snake is one of the most feared species of serpents in the world. According to the research of Dr. Brian Fry from the University of Queensland, there is something about this snake's venom that makes it behave out of the ordinary.