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Potentially valuable drugs slowed down by sticky molecules may get another shot at success. Joint research by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Genentech, the University of Delaware and...

Despite decades of common use for surgeries of all kinds, the precise mechanism through which general anesthesia works on the body remains a mystery. This may come as a surprise to the millions of Americans who...

Using reprogrammed skin cells, researchers have for the first time used stem cell techniques to grow fully functional assemblies of the cells that line airways leading to the lungs. The lab-grown airway tissue can...

Scientists at Rice University have created a nanoscale detector that checks for and reports on the presence of hydrogen sulfide in crude oil and natural gas while they’re still in the ground. The nanoreporter...

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center are making breakthroughs that could benefit people suffering from depression. A team of physician-scientists at UT Southwestern has identified a major mechanism by...

Using a new approach to more accurately determine time of death in stillbirths, researchers from different institutions in the United States have found that both restricted and excessive foetal growth are...

When humans are suffering from an infection, it is common to become fatigued and to want to sleep more than usual. Two studies on fruit flies published online ahead of print in the journal Sleep suggest that this...

Myelin is an electrical insulating material which facilitates rapid transmission of neuronal signals along axons of nerve cells. Up until now, it has been assumed that myelin is uniformly distributed along the...