New findings on the peripheral nervous system could revolutionize existing pain medication.
Health officials are alarmed with the rising cases of a rare condition that affects the body's nervous system causing paralysis.
A new study showed that Substance P, which activates pain signal in the central nervous system, also acts as a painkiller in the peripheral nervous system.
Male crickets emit a high-frequency chirp to startle potential female mates into revealing their location. This, researchers say, likely evolved from males impersonating predatory bats.
Researchers from the University College London (UCL) have finally deciphered the recipe for painlessness with the help of genetically modified mice.
Ant colonies are complex systems built on the cooperation of individual members. When under the attack from a predator, ants work as a well coordinated "superorganism" to esnure the safety of the colony.
Insecticides may affect cognitive development in children, according to a new study.
Baleen whales are indisputably huge creatures and rorqual whales are the largest group of them all, weighing up to a stunning 180 metric tons. Even the smallest of this group, the northern minke whale, can weigh a whopping 9.9 short tons. Being so big, it's not a stretch to assume their biology might be a little different than our own, and now a new study has proven it so. Rorqual whales, it seems, have unique nerve tissue that is just as thick and stretchy as your run-of-the-mill bungee cord.
For more than a decade, a vial of rare snake venom has been sitting in a lab while scientists stared it down, scratching their heads in wonder. Understanding how exactly a toxin works is a very important step in creating an antivenin (antivenom) for snake bites. However, in the case of rare coral snakes, how it caused severe seizures in its victims had remained an utter mystery, until now.
Scientists have uncovered the preserved fossils of an ancient arthropod with limbs under its head.