November 10, 2011 The drug, given by injection, isn't going to be on pharmacy shelves anytime soon. But it has now been seen to work in five different species — from mice to monkeys. A human test of the drug is set to begin soon.
October 27, 2011 Willpower will only take you so far, in case you haven't run that experiment yourself. Turns out our bodies have a fuel gauge, not entirely unlike the gas gauge in our cars, that tell us when it's time to tank up on food. Dieting can make the gauge go haywire.
October 21, 2011 Contrary to what you may have heard, more Facebook friends hasn't been proved to make your brain bigger. Check out what researchers actually found in a new study.
October 20, 2011 Teen drivers have fewer accidents as they gain experience. But that doesn't mean they are cutting down on dangerous habits like taking sharp turns and braking quickly, research shows.
October 20, 2011 A new study documents significant fluctuations in the IQs of a group of British teenagers. The findings bolster the theory that the IQ test isn't a measure of a person's "fixed" intellectual capacity but rather, a gauge of acquired knowledge that progresses in fits and starts.
October 19, 2011 Teenage boys and girls who watch a lot of TV shape their attitudes toward sex differently. Mom may have something to do with that, according to a new study.
October 13, 2011 While the results are a technical tour de force, the researchers did not find any genetic feature that could explain why the Black Death was so virulent. In fact, the germ behind the medieval plague isn't much different from the one that causes bubonic plague today.
September 30, 2011 Four wild mushroom foragers who mistakenly ate toxic fungi they found near Washington, D.C., were treated with an experimental medicine that's been used in Europe for years.
September 22, 2011 Chronic fatigue syndrome is by all accounts a difficult illness – there's no known cause and consequently no test to detect it. Though a series of recent studies have shown there's no link with the XMRV virus, some advocates insist more research on it is needed.
September 22, 2011 Sitting down for family dinners can help teens steer clear of drugs and build better family relationships. But it's not just the meal that equips them with an advantage.
September 19, 2011 What stumped scientists for more than a decade took gamers only three weeks to figure out. The structure of a key reproductive enzyme in AIDS-like viruses is finally known.
September 13, 2011 Scientists found that single men who started out with relatively high testosterone levels were more likely than other men to become fathers. But once a baby arrived, testosterone levels plummeted.
September 1, 2011 The microbes in the human intestine exert a powerful influence on nutrition and health. Turns out that you can control the bacteria, too. Researchers have found what you eat has a big effect on the microbes inside your gut.