While it has been observed previously in other vertebrates such as other sharks, this is the first time female shark has been observed switching from sexual to asexual reproduction
Public health officials from Nevada recently reported the case of a woman who had died in Reno in September from what appears to be an incurable infection. Tests showed the superbug that spread in her system fend off 26 different antibiotics.
Scientists are petitioning to the European Union that the region should consider extending a partial ban on the usage of neonicotinoids given evidence that they are becoming lethal to partridges and can even stop house sparrows from flying.
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania may have finally found a way to get skin to regenerate using fat cells. According to the researchers, it all lies in regenerating the hair follicles first. The fat will be regenerating after the follicles start to heal.
The first ever time the human genome was sequences was done in 2003. At the time it cost as much as $2.7-billion. However, DNA sequencing today wouldn't have to come off as that expensive.
Nevada women died after being infected with bacteria resistant to all known antibiotics available in the United States.
Researchers from Duke University have genetically engineered a strain of salmonella, which usually causes food poisoning, to fight against the most aggressive and deadliest form of brain cancer, glioblastoma.
Concepts of "seeing plants" have been rather ignored in the early 20th century, but research suggests they may actually exist.
We may have to take that New Year's resolution about dieting and exercising a bit more seriously. But if you feel a bit bored when it comes to the moving part, scientists may be starting to understand why.
Breast cancer survivors consuming high amounts of grilled, barbecued and smoked meat have higher mortality risk than those who have low intake of such meats.
What could be the coincidence that the famous actor of BBC's hit TV series "Sherlock Holmes," Benedict Cumberbatch, is in fact, related to Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle? There's a big chance, according experts from ancestry.com.
Urbanization has a very significant effect on evolution, leading to change in functioning ecosystems.
A new imaging technique developed by researchers at the University Of Rochester Medical Center could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, preventing potential vision loss.
Altered dopamine receptors, and not just the excess weight alone, might be the reason why obese individuals tends to move a little or mostly inactive.
Researchers have developed a form of synthetic cardiac stem cell. These stem cells appear to offer therapeutic benefits that can be compared to those from natural stem cells and could even replace some of the risks associated with stem cell therapies.