In a first-of-its kind study, genome editing is proven to reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol in large animals. The findings pave the way for human clinical trials.
A new study suggests that the ketogenic diet, which is very low in carbohydrates but high in fats, may give cancer therapy a much-needed boost.
Rats that persistently choose alcohol despite negative consequences have the same altered signaling mechanism in the brain as human addicts, a study shows.
Scientists may have found a new treatment for a genetic form of autism; experiments in mice successfully reverse the condition using cancer trial drugs.
Researchers show how a synthetic gene circuit activated by doses of caffeine as found in coffee can regulate blood sugar levels in diabetic mice.
A study of large sets of postmortem data provides new evidence that viruses — herpes HHV-6 and HHV-7 in particular — may be involved in Alzheimer’s.
A study suggests that blocking certain epigenetic proteins with drugs could prevent women at high risk of breast cancer from developing the disease.
New research finds a novel mechanism that genetically predisposes some people to the development of colon polyps and potentially cancer.
Are we overlooking an important source of clinical information by not using autopsy more in medical research? Several studies suggest the answer is ‘yes.’