New research links higher body fat with lower breast cancer risk before menopause.
Genomics has the potential to significantly improve the efficacy of drugs and develop targeted therapies.
The discovery of molecular rules that regulate the transfer of genetic material between bacteria could help prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance.
A simple $20 blood test could help diagnose thousands of patients with hepatitis B in need of treatment in some of Africa’s poorest regions.
Tiny snippets of genetic material called microRNA may offer a way to detect conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease earlier, according to a new study.
Studies of breast cancer do not take sufficient account of patients’ race, ethnicity, economic status, education level, health insurance coverage, and other social factors, a group of scientists argue.
China’s government is prioritising world-class science and tech. An expert describes the Chinese research landscape – and questions its sustainability.
Scientists have taken a significant step toward developing a new vaccine for malaria, revealing for the first time an ‘atomic-scale’ blueprint of how the parasite invades human cells.
Researchers have created nanoparticles that can zap tumours with significant amounts of heat under a low magnetic field.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug derived from Marijuana to treat two rare and severe forms of epilepsy. Will the U.K. follow?
There’s no therapy developed yet, that can stop cancer cells from moving throughout the body. New research shows that it may be possible to do so, in freezing cancer cells and killing them where they stand.
Psychiatric disorders share many genetic variants, while neurological disorders appear more distinct, according to a new study from the Brainstorm Consortium.