It turns out that there may be a "master switch" that controls obesity.
Scientists have resurrected a black-footed ferret, a critically endangered species, using frozen semen from a ferret that had been dead for about 20 years.
Fruit flies are very smart insects. When they're attacked by parasites or bacteria, they produce offspring with greater genetic variability-increasing chances of survival when faced with dangerous pathogens in the future ahead. The findings suggest that parents may purposefully alter the genotypes o...
New findings published in the journal Neurology reveal that a liver drug could help to slow the progression of Parkinson's Disease. Researchers found that the drug ursodeoxycholic acid, which is used to decrease acids that are involved in liver disease, could address a mutation of the LRRK2 gene, ...
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the unforgettable actor and comedian's death, Robin Williams.
Practice doesn't always make perfect. Scientists have found that there's more to it than that, and a new study reveals what parts of the brain account for individual talent and what parts of the brain are activated through training.
The stature of pygmies is well-suited to tropical rainforests, but the mechanisms underlying their growth remain poorly understood.--until now.
It turns out that intelligent people live longer. Scientists have discovered that a person's genes determines not only how smart they are, but also that these genetics are linked to how long they live.
Colorado's bighorn sheep population is declining and now, scientists have found out that it's not due to inbreeding.
Scientists have discovered that a genetic mutation is responsible for the juicy kernels on a corn cob and caused them to be out in the open rather than trapped inside an inedible casing as tough as a walnut shell.
Scientists have conducted the first comprehensive analysis of the woolly mammoth genome and have found extensive genetic changes that allowed mammoths to adapt to life in the arctic.