High amounts of dietary sugar, which are more common in a Western-style diet, may increase the risk of cancer.
Now, scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern, Harvard University and Duke University are using gene editing to correct a mutation that results in the disorder. Researchers used the CRISPR/Cas9 method of gene editing to correct a mutation that causes the health issue.
Ambien, sold as zolpidem, helped to reduce stroke risk in mice, according to a new study.
Dietary fat may be more effective at controlling the symptoms of epilepsy than certain medications, according to a recent study.
Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found genes that affected both motor coordination and body weight in mice, which may shed light on the onset of some neurodegenerative illnesses in humans.
A new vaccine may help lower the amount of "bad" cholesterol--or low-density lipoproteins (LDL)--which researchers believe could one day provide an alternative to statins.
Many health risks come with obesity. Yet did you know it could also rob the body's ability of properly absorbing vitamin A, which is essential for maintaining healthy skin and teeth?
Not only are high fat foods bad for you and low in nutritional value. They can hold dangerous food additives that may actually make you want to eat more.
Some people buy flowers to woo their partners. For others, it's jewelry. For mice, it's song.
A team of researchers at the University of Gothenburg found that fish oil and a diet rich in lard or animal fat, including such foods as bacon, may produce varying results that can alter the composition of the gut bacteria in many different ways.
New findings published in the journal "Environmental Health Perspectives" reveals that female mice exposed in utero, or in the womb to low levels of arsenic via drinking water, showed signs of reaching puberty early, which increased their risk of obesity as adults.