Everyone has heard of postnatal depression, but not everyone knows that mothers are as likely to be depressed during pregnancy as afterwards. As well as the distress of the mother herself, this matters
By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog, Medical Discovery News We all need light to see, but now a new gene therapy is restoring sight to those with vision problems by figuratively lighting up their Your
A new study published in Nature Neuroscience shows that rare mutations in the SETD1A gene dramatically increase the risk of developing schizophrenia. This implicates a specific biological pathway in schizophrenia,
Despite their slovenly habits in agricultural settings, pigs raised in biomedical labs are clean enough that many humans would welcome —indeed, do welcome — the use of their tissue for life-saving transplants.
Special cells have a single copy of genome, like eggs and sperm, but can divide and form tissues in step towards pinpoint diagnosis of genetic disorders Scientists for the first time have generated a of
Optogenetics are getting their first proper test in humans. Optogenetics, or mixing gene therapy with light treatments, is finally getting a proper field test: doctors have given a blind Texas woman the
Gene expression could help explain why some people are more immune to infection than others You probably know that your DNA contains the blueprints for every protein your body needs, plus instructions
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Researchers have discovered a new bacteria that causes Lyme disease in humans, a U.S. health agency said Monday. A deer tick, or blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, is seen on a blade
Zombies don't usually do anything good for humanity (except make for some fine entertainment). But thanks to a chemical process invented at MIT, zombie bacteria might soon help in the fight against cancer.
These genetically engineered cells are micro-sized disease sentries and drug factories. Someday, popping a pill after you've become sick may seem like a thing of the past. Scientists have just genetically
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Superman can use his X-ray vision whenever the need arises. It turns out that in real life, some fish and amphibians can do something nearly as super when it come to their sight.
This video shows an apparent three-eyed catfish caught by a risk-taking fisherman in Brooklyn. The term “fisherman” should be used lightly here, for nobody should ever forage for food in the Gowanus Canal.
A toxic menace is lurking off the shores of California and it's brought the state's $60 million commercial crab industry to a grinding halt. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced
Salmon have taken off as a key UK export being shipped through Heathrow, along with gold, jet engines - and raincoats Almost 50,000 tonnes of fresh salmon for sale in other countries is shipped through
By Rachel Feltman Rachel Feltman Bio A new study suggests that being a little shrimpy might come in handy when the going gets tough. A mass extinction called the Hangenberg event, which took place some
On Kauai, the state has established a Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area to protect a centuries-old way of life. Presley Wann remembers life on the north shore of Kaua’i, Hawaii’s fourth-largest
Have you ever been somewhere you thought you were supposed to be and wondered, "What am I doing here?" Perhaps it was a social function, or maybe a conference, or even your job or a family gathering. may
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - El Nino's warm currents have brought fish in an unexpected spectrum of shapes and colors from Mexican waters to the ocean off California's coast, thrilling scientists with the of