Common hearing tests may not detect subtle kinds of hearing loss, particularly those that make hearing in noisy rooms or loud crowds difficult.
Low levels of a brain protein may combine with another long-suspected culprit to trigger the learning and memory losses in Alzheimer’s disease, a study shows.
Researchers have devised a more accurate way to predict and measure the impact products have on the environment.
Engineering students have created a system designed to prevent seizures caused by epilepsy, a neurological disorder affecting millions.
After an unusually intense heat wave, downpour, or drought, Noah Diffenbaugh and his research group inevitably get phone calls and emails asking whether human-caused climate change played a role.
The huge bubble formed by the sun’s magnetic influence may be shaped much more like a basketball than a comet, new measurements show.
Have you ever thought someone was angry at you, but it turned out you were just misreading their facial expression?
Postmenopausal women at the highest genetic risk for fractures benefit the most from hormone therapy, research shows.
A protein implicated in human longevity may also play a role in restoring hearing after noise exposure, say researchers.
Patients are far more willing to disclose their sexual orientation to health care providers than those providers believe, new research suggests.
Microscopic probes have simplified the process of measuring electrical activity in individual cells of small living animals.
Observing 732,225 galaxies with the 2.5-meter telescope of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey has revealed the veil of diffuse hydrogen gas enshrouding the Milky Way.
A common DNA test used to find genes linked with disease may miss key genetic risk indicators, new research suggests.
Gut bacteria could influence whether or not babies survive infections of the digestive system, new research with mice suggests.
Playing on the swings is more than fun. The measured, synchronous movement can encourage preschoolers to cooperate on other activities, a new study shows.
Lost letters found in an old wooden crate inside a Connecticut barn are changing our view of the women’s suffrage movement in America.
Children under a certain age don’t have the perceptual judgment and motor skills to cross a busy road consistently without putting themselves in danger, report researchers.
As people with hearing loss work to improve their speech recognition, a familiar voice may work better than a generic one, research shows.
Damaging tangles of the protein tau dot the brains of people with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which plagues professional boxers and football players. Now, however, scientists have found a way to measure tau levels in the blood.
New research suggests our earliest mammalian ancestors used powerful night-time vision to find food and avoid reptilian predators that hunted by day.