Brain connections that play a key role in complex thinking skills show the poorest health with advancing age, new research suggests.
Molecular clocks in cells throughout the body control many physiologic changes in a 24-hour day/night circadian rhythm—among them the timing of sleep and wakefulness.
Keeping our balance—a tale of two systems: Our vestibular system reflects evolution from sea to land
The transition from being sea creatures to living on land, even if it happened over 300 million years ago, seems to have left its traces on the way we keep our balance today.
The spread of malignant cells around the body, known as metastasis, is the leading cause of mortality in women with breast cancer.
Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder for which, despite years of research, there are no effective treatments or cures.
The study of human genetics has often focused on mutations that cause disease. When it comes to genetic variations in healthy people, scientists knew they were out there, but didn't have a full picture of their extent.
New cancer therapies harness the immune system to fight tumors. One of the main principles behind these therapies is to find out precisely which molecules on cancer cells trigger an immune response. A team at the Technical ...
An international research team led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators has uncovered details of a new, high-risk subtype of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) as well as a possible targeted therapy. The ...
New Australian research has shown how the immune system avoids attacking its own tissues with antibodies - whilst still maintaining a strong defence against invaders. The findings, from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research ...
Every 18 seconds someone dies from tuberculosis (TB). It is the world's most deadly infectious disease.