Researchers discover genes that give vegetables their shape

From elongated oblongs to near-perfect spheres, vegetables come in almost every size and shape. But what differentiates a fingerling potato from a russet or...

Immunotherapy drug helps patients with metastatic melanoma

When melanoma turns metastatic, it spreads to the brain in more than 40% of patients. A study by Yale Cancer Center researchers published today in the Journal...

Adaptation to starchy diet, high altitudes helped ancient settlers survive

A multi-center study of the genetic remains of people who settled thousands of years ago in the Andes Mountains of South America reveals a...

Healing kidneys with nanotechnology

Each year, there are some 13.3 million new cases of acute kidney injury (AKI), a serious affliction. Formerly known as acute renal failure, the...

Ancient DNA from Central, South America reveal genetic exchanges, population turnover

An international team of researchers has revealed unexpected details about the peopling of Central and South America by studying the first high-quality ancient DNA...

Swarm Defense: Immune-system mechanism may lead to new airway drug delivery

Bacteria are present in just about every breath we take. How the airway protects itself from infection from these bacteria has largely remained a...

Soy formula feeding during infancy associated with severe menstrual pain in adulthood

New research suggests that infant girls fed soy formula are more likely to develop severe menstrual pain as young adults. The finding adds to...

Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular disease share common genetics in some patients

Genetics may predispose some people to both Alzheimer’s disease and high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol, a common feature of cardiovascular disease,...

The new face of South American people

The history of the peopling of the Americas has just been interpreted afresh. The largest and most comprehensive study ever conducted on the basis...

Grief linked to sleep disturbances that can be bad for the heart

People who have recently lost a spouse are more likely to have sleep disturbances that exacerbate levels of inflammation in the body, according to...