The concept of peer review is central to National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and to science itself—journals choose articles for publication based on fellow scientists’ scrutiny.
Discussing sexual history with a doctor can be an uncomfortable experience. But for many transgender people, the conversation never takes place.
A recording taken directly from the brain of a 50-year-old man with tinnitus is giving scientists insight into which networks are responsible for the often debilitating condition.
New research with flies suggests that a good night’s sleep might be vital for retaining our capacity to learn and remember.
Scientists have discovered that some of the potent toxin in Botox can escape and travel into the central nervous system.
Scientists are working to create nanoscale silver clusters with unique fluorescent properties, which are important for a variety of sensing applications including biomedical imaging.
A more intellectually demanding job may be the key to living longer after developing young-onset dementia, say researchers.
Experiments with online dating profiles suggest independent women fare better in the search for love.
Healthy young adults who consumed drinks sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup for just two weeks showed increases in three key risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
A drug approved to fight tapeworms in people may also be a powerful way to treat MRSA infections, which kill thousands of people a year in the United States alone.
At NASA’s request, five mechanical engineering students designed and assembled a prototype table and chair for astronauts in space or for places like the moon or Mars.
Before web developers add the newest bells and whistles to their designs, a team of researchers suggests they zoom in on the tools that click with the right users and for the right tasks.
Early Americans weren’t just concerned with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, according to a new book.
How likely it is that you’ll get “eaten alive” by mosquitoes may depend on your body odor genes, according to a new study with twins.
The discovery of the primary cause of a rare skull disorder in infants could help wounded soldiers, car accident victims, and others recover from disfiguring facial injuries.
Three special environments called biotic processing units let people interact with cells or even do simple experiments from afar.
A Cooper’s hawk found in Canada may be the most polluted wild bird in the world. Researchers made the discovery while analyzing liver samples from birds of prey that were discovered either injured or dead in the Vancouver area.
Scientists have long suspected that respiratory viruses—the sort that cause common colds or bronchitis—play a critical role in chronic lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Drugs that target insulin pathways to slow or stop the growth of brain tumors are on the wrong track, even if they’re going in the right direction, researchers says.
Engineering students have invented a glove that lets a user feel what they’re touching while gaming. The Hands Omni glove, developed at Rice University’s Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen, could provide a way for gamers and others to feel the environments they inhabit in virtual reality.