A tamoxifen gel applied to the breast may work as well as a pill form of the drug to slow the growth of cancer cells.
Some sensitive rainforest-restricted species may survive climate change, but only if the change isn’t too fast or dramatic, according to a new study with flies.
Patients with dementia are more likely to have pacemakers implanted for irregular heart rhythm, such as atrial fibrillation, than are people without cognitive difficulties.
Scientists say it’s possible to predict first impressions based on different facial features, such as eye height or eyebrow width.
Even very brief running—just 5 to 10 minutes a day—can help people live longer, according to new research.
Trade-offs, which are evolutionary compromises, drive the diversity of life, according to new research.
Applying just the right amount of tension to a chain of carbon atoms can turn it from a metallic conductor to an insulator, report researchers.
Vouchers to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets could mean healthier meals for families on food assistance, new research suggests.
Peer-led interventions that target parents’ well-being can significantly reduce stress, depression, and anxiety among mothers of children with disabilities, new research suggests.
The decline of wildlife can cause hunger and unemployment and, consequently, fuel increased crime and political instability, report researchers.
A new test increases the odds by 30 percent that people with thyroid cancer will undergo the correct initial surgery.
A potentially deadly amoeba often found in lakes and rivers is likely benefiting from a widespread drought in the United States.
Many people value rewards they choose themselves more than rewards they just receive, even when the rewards are actually equivalent.
Architecture, interior design, and other physical aspects of where new registered nurses work can enhance their job satisfaction, a new survey shows.
When combined with two other measures, a simple vision test can detect 100 percent of concussions that occur during a football game, new research shows.
A new fertility drug, originally developed to prevent the recurrence of breast cancer, is 30 percent more effective in helping some women become pregnant than one used for more than 40 years, new research shows.
Leaf-mining insects disappeared from the western United States after the late-Cretaceous asteroid impact that also triggered the extinction of dinosaurs.
Earth’s biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, is the highest in the history of life—but it may be reaching a tipping point.
A new vaccine uses a booster normally found in cancer vaccines to combat dust-mite allergies by naturally switching the body’s immune response.
In Aesop’s fable about the crow and the pitcher, a thirsty bird finds a vessel of water, but when he tries to drink from it, he finds that the water level is too low.