Medical Research

Babies and adults who die from sudden death syndromes may be born with brains that aren’t good at recognizing rising CO2 levels in their blood as a result of accidental suffocation, such as from a pillow or toy.

Researchers Say They May Have Found the Cause of SIDS and Other Sudden Death Syndromes

A piece of non-coding DNA may hold the key to how humans could regenerate body parts.

Harvard University uncovers DNA switch that controls genes for whole-body regeneration

It is currently unclear how the rogue cells are able to break out of senescence.

‘Cell of origin’ thought to trigger EVERY type of cancer and allow the disease to spread is discovered by scientists

The team at UC San Diego used rapid 3D printing technology to create a scaffold that mimics central nervous system structures.

Paralyzed rats walk again after scientists 3D-print a new spinal cord

The drug combination began clearing out senescent cells within just 30 minutes and within 24 hours all the cells were gone.

Drug to fight aging purges the body of damaged ‘zombie cells’

Growth of the newly discovered Streptomyces sp. myrophorea, so named because it produces a distinctive fragrance similar to that of oil of wintergreen.

Bacteria found in ancient Irish soil halts growth of superbugs—new hope for tackling antibiotic resistance

The CDC estimates that antibiotic resistant infections kill 23,000 Americans a year, but a new study suggests the death toll from superbugs is at least 6.6 times higher than that.

Drug resistant superbugs kill over 153,000 Americans a year – nearly seven times the CDC’s estimates, new study suggests

The CDC says it is investigating 167 cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). Of that number, 109 cases have been confirmed in 29 states, including five-year-old Elizabeth Storrie (pictured) from Willow Park, Texas.

CDC launches task force for polio-like disease as more cases emerge

The drug works. It is safe. But it's no longer available anywhere in the world.

How a Canadian medical breakthrough that was 30 years in the making became the world’s most expensive drug — and then quickly disappeared

Smoking, eating or vaping marijuana impairs memory and learning up to 24 hours after consumption, a new Canadian study reveals, two days after weed was legalized there.

Marijuana’s effects linger for 24 hours: Study finds users struggle to retain new information for a day after indulging.

Researchers have traced some cases of acute flaccid myelitis to a known virus, but treatments remain elusive.

“Poliolike” Childhood Muscle-Weakening Disease Reappears

A study of 205,000 women, led by Harvard University, found those who regularly took a quarter-dose painkiller were far less likely to be diagnosed with the cancer.

Just a quarter of an aspirin a day could slash a woman’s ovarian cancer risk by 25%, Harvard study finds

Stem cells which were first discovered in the 1960s are being used to treat a range of previously incurable ailments.

Scientists hail stem cell revolution to treat previously incurable conditions.