Ex-NFL player first living person diagnosed with CTE

Ex-NFL player first living person diagnosed with CTE

Researchers published, what they say is the first case of a living person identified with the degenerative brain disease, chronic traumatic ...
Brain autopsy of murderer Aaron Hernandez shows severe CTE damage

Brain autopsy of murderer Aaron Hernandez shows severe CTE damage

For the first time since announcing former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's CTE diagnosis in September, Boston University neuropathologist Dr. Ann ...
Growing cancer drugs in chicken eggs could lower costs by 90%

Growing cancer drugs in chicken eggs could lower costs by 90%

Researchers in Japan may have found a way to produce cheaper drugs that could be used to treat a range ...
Analyzing Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock’s brain might illuminate 'psychopathy'

Analyzing Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock’s brain might illuminate ‘psychopathy’

It's easy to chalk up [Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen] Paddock's horrific actions simply to "evil," as politicians and media ...
Blood clot risk, other health problems, may increase with height

Blood clot risk, other health problems, may increase with height

Height can be an independent predictor of your risk for venous thromboembolism, or VTE, also known as blood clots, according to ...
Are cardiac stem cells a 'fountain of youth'?

Are cardiac stem cells a ‘fountain of youth’?

Cardiac stem cells derived from young hearts helped reverse the signs of aging when directly injected into the old hearts ...
Not finishing antibiotics prescription unlikely to fuel antibiotic resistance

Not finishing antibiotics prescription unlikely to fuel antibiotic resistance

The standing argument that failing to complete a course of antibiotics could fuel the rise of antibiotic resistance has little ...
'Ebola of plants': Can gene sequencing save tropical food staple cassava from whitefly-borne virus?

‘Ebola of plants’: Can gene sequencing save tropical food staple cassava from whitefly-borne virus?

Almost a billion people around the world rely on cassava as a staple food. The root vegetable is a versatile ...
Coffee and health: Could drinking more increase our lifespan?

Coffee and health: Could drinking more increase our lifespan?

Greater consumption of coffee could lead to a longer life, according to two new studies... The findings have resurfaced the ...
STDs getting 'smarter'? Gonorrhea may become impossible to treat with antibiotics

STDs getting ‘smarter’? Gonorrhea may become impossible to treat with antibiotics

Gonorrhea is becoming harder and in some cases impossible to treat with antibiotics, the World Health Organization said. "The bacteria ...
Darwin's mystery animal: Camel-like creature linked to ancient horses finally added to tree of life

Darwin’s mystery animal: Camel-like creature linked to ancient horses finally added to tree of life

After the last of its kind died out about 12,000 years ago, a strange animal that stumped Charles Darwin is ...
Americans pay less attention to 'organic' and 'GMO' in weighing food health benefits, survey finds

Americans pay less attention to ‘organic’ and ‘GMO’ in weighing food health benefits, survey finds

Determining what exactly is a "healthy" food has us all scratching our heads. A new survey suggests that most Americans ...
Plaintiffs suing Monsanto over alleged carcinogenicity of herbicide glyphosate say EPA colluded with company

Plaintiffs suing Monsanto over alleged carcinogenicity of herbicide glyphosate say EPA colluded with company

For 12 years, [Christine] Sheppard had no idea what might have caused her non-Hodgkin's lymphoma -- until a group of ...
Pro-Trump farmers worry they'll lose lucrative GMO corn exports to Mexico if president rolls back NAFTA

Pro-Trump farmers worry they’ll lose lucrative GMO corn exports to Mexico if president rolls back NAFTA

[Editor's note: Mexico imported $2.3 billion of US corn in 2015, almost all of it genetically modified, according to the ...
Umbilical cord stem cells may yield treatment for autism

Umbilical cord stem cells may yield treatment for autism

Gracie [Gregory] was one of 25 children who took part in the first-of-its-kind study at Duke University in Durham, North ...
Brain, ovarian cancers linked to new gene mutations in two studies

Brain, ovarian cancers linked to new gene mutations in two studies

Genetic changes and variants linked to the development of brain and ovarian cancers have been discovered in two new studies ...
Obesity can be triggered by more than 70 'rare' genetic syndromes

Obesity can be triggered by more than 70 ‘rare’ genetic syndromes

While scientists have been aware of about two dozen genetic conditions that can cause obesity, a [recent study] finds there are ...
Ancestors' climate shaped your nose — along with genetics

Ancestors’ climate shaped your nose — along with genetics

Though you undoubtedly inherited your distinctive nose from your parents, its shape was sculpted over time by adaptations to your ...
Treatment for Alzheimer's, heart disease may be hidden in genes of Icelandic people

Treatment for Alzheimer’s, heart disease may be hidden in genes of Icelandic people

Iceland is desolate, remote and isolated...Since the Vikings settled there more than 1,200 years ago, Iceland's population has remained relatively ...
Growing embryos from skin cells: Could it replace in vitro fertilization?

Growing embryos from skin cells: Could it replace in vitro fertilization?

[In the process called in vitro gametogenesis,] adult cells, such as skin cells, can be reprogrammed to behave like embryonic ...
Autism risk higher for females with 'male-like brains'

Autism risk higher for females with ‘male-like brains’

One feature of brain anatomy that is characteristic of males is associated with an increased risk of autism, according to ...
'Three parent IVF' produced a baby girl — that's a problem according to critics

‘Three parent IVF’ produced a baby girl — that’s a problem according to critics

It was a first for the entire world: Using a controversial in vitro fertilization technique, doctors in Kiev, Ukraine, helped ...
Genetic testing comes with unforeseen risks of misdiagnoses

Genetic testing comes with unforeseen risks of misdiagnoses

After a 13-year-old boy's heart failed suddenly,...more than 20 of [the boy's] relatives underwent genetic testing for heart conditions that ...
Shining a literal light on schizophrenia and other brain disorders

Shining a literal light on schizophrenia and other brain disorders

Creating an effective treatment for schizophrenia requires a better understanding of its biology, of the genes that cause it. Using ...
DNA study reveals Aboriginal Australians as oldest civilization on Earth

DNA study reveals Aboriginal Australians as oldest civilization on Earth

A new genomic study has revealed that Aboriginal Australians are the oldest known civilization on Earth, with ancestries stretching back ...
Green presidential candidate Stein calls for moratorium on GMOs

Green presidential candidate Stein calls for moratorium on GMOs

[Green party Presidential candidate Dr. Jill] Stein has called for a moratorium on GMOs and pesticides in the United States.  ...

Genes may play key role in timing of your first child, number of children you have

[W]hether you're 16 or 40 when you decide to have sex for the first time, you may think the choice ...

Donations from viral hit ‘ice bucket challenge’ lead to breakthrough gene discovery for ALS

The campaign that encouraged millions of people to dump buckets of ice-cold water over their heads raised enough money to ...