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3 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -
The day when a simple blood test or saliva sample can identify your risk for medical conditions ranging from cancer to Alzheimer's disease seems tantalizingly close.
Should America's 11 million illegal immigrants be offered a path to citizenship?
Do you support a federal assault weapons ban?
4 hrs ago | Infection Control Today
Blood clots play an unexpected role in protecting the body from the deadly effects of bacteria by absorbing bacterial toxins, researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found.
8 hrs ago | R & D
Zinc, an essential nutrient, is found in every tissue in the body. The vast majority of the metal ion is tightly bound to proteins, helping them to perform biological reactions.
Misfolded protein molecules, caused by gene mutation, are capable of maintaining their function but are misrouted within the cell and can't work normally, thus causing disease.
THE son of one of the most prominent botanists in Scotland has been missing for five weeks on a plant-hunting mission to North Vietnam.
The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute and PersonalGenomes.org announced a partnership to identify genetic and environmental contributions to trait and disease development.
A new study shows a diverse pattern in the way species age, with some experiencing long periods of decline and others shorter pauses between fertility and death.
As embryonic tissue develops, cells push and pull on each other, and they must do so correctly for the tissue to develop properly.
At a recent family gathering I was surrounded by aunts. They were keen to show me an inheritance I was previously unaware of - "Viking hands" .
For the 19th Guam Coastal Cleanup held Sept. 28, our Guam Community College marine biology class conducted a service-learning project at Tagachang Beach.
Call it the Angelina Jolie Effect: There has been a rapid rise in the number of women seeking to be screened for breast cancer gene mutations after the actress announced last May that she was a BRCA carrier and had a prophlactic mastectomy to prevent breast cancer.
Gene Promotes One in a Hundred of Tumors: Gene Discovered to Play a Part in One Per Cent of All Cancers - Researchers have identified a gene that drives the development of tumours in over one per cent of all cancer patients.
The Mogul family at The Children's Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where parents Stephen and Robyn have taken their daughter, Bari, 9 and Hayley, 15, to undergoing extensive therapy to help with their rare genetic disorders.
Hey folks! I'm headed back to Denver this weekend for the Douglas County Library's Books, Bites, and Brews event .
As we plan for holidays with family and friends, many are reminded to avoid religion and politics as topics of conversation, and while it may be advisable to skip these, there is another potentially uncomfortable topic that I urge everyone to bring up: family health history.
Autumn is a season filled with crisp air, falling leaves, pumpkin carving and, of course, hay fever symptoms.