The new focus opens up additional opportunity for understanding — and perhaps preventing — rates of obesity among African Americans.
The key to the new research rests on the methods by which plants, such as spinach, transport fluids and other substances.
Lorcaserin is a prescription weight loss pill that works by altering the brain’s serotonin circuitry, and now it's been shown to reduce opioid cravings in animal tests.
The fertility analyzer uses an “optical attachment” that plugs into a smartphone and a one-use device to collect a semen sample.
The results so far, gained in studies on rats, show a powerful way to limit the effects of stroke damage.
After 12 months of web-based interventions, the study group saw their average systolic pressure drop closer to the normal blood pressure range.
Before the advent of these drugs, treatment for Hepatitis C included interferon, which many people say is worse than the symptoms of Hepatitis C itself.
Researchers hope their technique for stimulating the brain through electrical signals can help patients with existing neurological challenges.
Don't have the time to visit a doctor for injectable fillers? WrinkleMD is an at-home device that works to do away with your fine lines and wrinkles.
Studying the ability of the zebrafish to regenerate eye cells may lead to new treatments for people with vision loss.
The MucoJet device is a painless way to administer vaccines orally.
Read about the mental disorders that have arisen specifically from technology and Internet usage.
The high-tech device could be very attractive to individuals who are wary of taking prescription painkillers for their migraines.
French researchers have cured a 15-year-old boy of sickle cell disease by interfering with the production of faulty hemoglobin.
The involuntary hand gestures occurred as the result of a mood change in the person on the other end of the device.
With approximately 15 percent of Americans wearing activity trackers, the question remains as to whether it is doing them any good when it comes to accurately tracking sleep patterns.
This “natural antibiotic” is superior to pharmaceutical approaches because it doesn’t kill the protective, beneficial bacteria on the skin.
Komodo dragons possess antimicrobial saliva and blood, a discovery that could have broader implications for fighting infections in humans.
The new study adds a wrinkle to the current understanding of genetics and may hold the answer to the cause and incidence of some brain disorders.
Micro-currency has been popular in the beauty industry for years, but the ZIIP Beauty device uses a nano-currency, which vibrates at a lower yet more potent frequency.
Silvon bed sheets are the high-tech, yet cozy solution to preventing bacteria from building up in bed and prolonging the amount of time between washes.
The Hi Mirror is a high-tech beauty mirror that analyzes skin conditions and determines and personalizes at-home treatments and products.
After studying her own body's chronic pain, Ashley Black was inspired to invent a massage tool that targets the tight fascia areas of the body and also works to diminish cellulite.
In the study, the researchers correctly predicted 80 percent of the infants who would meet the criteria for an autism diagnosis at age two.
Although human trials are still decades away, the CRISPR gene-editing technique shows promising results when lowering cholesterol permanently in animal trials.
The pillow's design reinforces good sleeping habits, not wrinkles.
Jordan Reeves' limb difference isn't slowing her down; she's embracing her unique condition by raising awareness for other children with limb differences and even designing her own 3D prosthetics.
Researchers have modeled nanoparticles the same size and shape as rabies to reach the brain's nerve cells, with the goal of targeting cancerous ones.
The ready abundance of the peppertree plant means that, should the treatment prove effective in human trials, the medical community would face no shortage of the disease-fighting berries.
A new chocolate supplement pill can help reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and dementia.
Since antiretroviral medications used to treat HIV increase one's risk of heart disease, a clinical trial seeks both male and female participants to test whether a heart disease pill will help.
By measuring a person’s electrical activity in the brain, the brain-computer interface allowed patients to communicate in response to simple questions.
The technique involves making an incision behind the ear instead of beneath the voice box, where thyroidectomy procedures traditionally occur.
Take a closer look at these four beauty pillows, specifically designed to maintain the youthful, healthy-looking appearance of facial and neck skin.
NURUGO's smartphone camera accessory and app can help people monitor their skin health and catch early signs of potentially dangerous conditions before they even become visible.
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While they will not be replacing human caregivers, scientists are hoping that these robots will soon be able to assist seniors with everyday tasks like taking medication and offering companionship.
The research team developed a deep learning computer system — or an algorithm-based technique — that could identify skin cancer at just a glance.
The helpful and cost-effective app was designed with the goal of empowering and informing women who are scheduled to undergo a C-section.
The idea behind this wearable device is that if most people had a half day notice that illness was imminent, they could better plan for the sickness and ultimately their recovery.
Solanezumab is the name of the antibody researchers are using with hopes to interrupt or even reverse the formulation of beta amyloid plaque within the brain.
You don't have to be an athlete to use this innovative foam roller. Its unique curves can hit the contours of your body that traditional foam rollers can't reach.
Scientists believe they may have found a fast, reliable method to reduce the need for costly procedures like skin grafts.
Researchers say that yeast-derived L-asparaginase may be a safer, more effective treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
The research could one day lead to the growth of human organs inside animals for transplant use.
At only 3 years old, Melyssa Delgado Braga’s face was being consumed by myxoma, a rare yet aggressive facial tumor.
Successful tests on rodents showing the possibility of implanting memories are paving the way for the first memory implants for humans, which could help people overcome memory-deficit disorders.
Less than five percent of elephants get cancer in their lifetime, and an abundance of a cancer-fighting protein in their genetic makeup is likely the reason why.
A team of biological engineers at Harvard have developed small-scale models of actual human organs in an effort to gauge their reaction to medication and provide a window into how these organs function.