Mark and Scott Kelly are twins, and also NASA astronauts. On Wednesday the men announced that they will be taking part in an experiment that will involve one of them remaining in space for one year while the other stays on Earth.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a health advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding the salmonella outbreaks from Foster Farms chicken.
The third case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the United States was originally reported as the first human-to-human transmission of the virus in the country, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are rescinding that claim.
Last week the World Health Organization reported five deaths in Sierra Leone due to the Ebola virus, which was thought to be contained in West Africa following a multi-month outbreak. Now the WHO says the situation remains “serious.”
Lethal injection is the primary method of execution for those receiving the death penalty in the United States. But despite it being the primary method, lethal injection has come under scrutiny as of late due to botched executions.
The Boehringer Ingelheim group is headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany and is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. On Wednesday, the German drugmaker announced a settlement with the U.S. regarding their drug Pradaxa.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects the body’s central nervous system in which communication between the brain and the body is disrupted. On May 28, 2014, World MS Day aims to raise awareness for the rare neurological disorder.
According to ecologists, climate change has affected the temperatures of Montana streams. The waters have gotten warmer over the past 30 years and a new study says that’s responsible for the declining populations of cutthroat trout.
Known to improve one’s quality of life, calorie restriction is a form of dieting that researchers’ determined might have other benefits, including the improvement of outcomes for women with breast cancer.
Commander Steve Swanson and Flight Engineers Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev are aboard the International Space Station conducting scientific experiments and awaiting the arrival of the other three members of their crew.
Computed tomography (CT) scans are imaging procedures that use special x-ray technology to create a series of detailed pictures (or scans) of areas inside the body. Researchers determined that chest CTs can help determine a patient’s heart health.
Melatonin is a hormone found naturally in the body that is also used as a medicine to alter one’s internal clock, primarily for adjusting sleep-wake cycles. Researchers led by Faleh Tamimi of McGill University found another use for melatonin.