Health News

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 00:00
Scientists have gained strong confirmation of the direct connection between the FTO gene and obesity, obtaining the first direct evidence that overactivity of the gene leads to overeating and obesity
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 00:00
NIH-funded study finds drug stabilizes nerve cells in the brain. Mattson's team found that diazoxide stabilized nerve cells in the brain and prevented a biological cascade in the mice that can result
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 00:00
Getting enough shut-eye really matters for children, and those who are poor need it the most
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 00:00
Minor variations in the gene are associated with different sensitivity to acute and chronic pain. Scientists report on a novel human pain gene. People with minor variations in this gene showed clear d
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 00:00
Zif, a newly discovered protein, controls whether brain stem cells renew themselves as stem cells or differentiate into a dedicated type of neuron (nerve cell).
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 00:00
An autism study by Yale School of Medicine researchers using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has identified a pattern of brain activity that may characterize the genetic vulnerability to