Biology

Study finds little bang for the buck in Zika blood testing

May 9, 2018

Screening millions of blood donations for the Zika virus netted only a few infections, new study says

Duped patients crowdfund for bogus medical care, study says

May 8, 2018

New research suggests duped patients sometimes use crowdfunding websites to pay for bogus stem cell treatments in campaigns that benefit only the providers.

Wood frogs' No. 1 option: Hold in pee all winter to survive

May 1, 2018

Scientists have figured out how wood frogs freeze and yet survive the winter and it's because they don't pee for months on end

Study: Invasive fist-sized treefrogs in New Orleans

May 1, 2018

US Geological Survey: Invasive treefrogs have established themselves in a New Orleans park, first established population of Cuban treeforogs on US mainland outside Florida

US seeking 1 million for massive study of DNA, health habits

May 1, 2018

U.S. researchers are seeking 1 million volunteers to share their DNA and health habits for science

Genetic sleuthing bolsters food poisoning searches

Apr 26, 2018

A new technique that relies on genetics is revolutionizing food poisoning investigation and identifying common causes in scattered and seemingly unrelated illnesses

Scientists find lots of gorillas in census, also see decline

Apr 25, 2018

A new study shows there are more gorillas and chimps in West Africa than scientists initially thought, but that may not last

Kids with rare rapid-aging disease get hope from study drug

Apr 24, 2018

Children with a rare, incurable disease that causes rapid aging and early death may live longer if treated with an experimental drug first developed for cancer patients

Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile

Apr 18, 2018

A prominent biomedical ethics expert has a startling prediction about how children will be conceived in the future: Couples will choose from among dozens of embryos, each with a deep DNA profile

Bat key to tequila trade gets off US endangered species list

Apr 17, 2018

Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the U.S. endangered species list

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