Sep 11, 2015

Drug genes transferred from plant to plant

Researchers on Thursday said they have identified the genes that enable an endangered Himalayan plant to produce a chemical vital to making a widely used chemotherapy drug, and inserted them into an easily grown laboratory plant that then produced the same chemical. The endangered ...

Aug 27, 2015

Blood test could predict breast cancer's return: study

An experimental blood test may be able to predict whether a woman with breast cancer will suffer a relapse months before new tumors would be detectable on scans, researchers said Wednesday. The technology, described in the journal Science Translational Medicine, works by detecting cancer ...

Research on brain disorders leads to superclever mice

Aug 15, 2015

Research on brain disorders leads to superclever mice

Scientists have genetically modified mice to be super intelligent and found they are also less anxious, a discovery that may help in the search for treatments for disorders such as Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Researchers from Britain and Canada found ...

Genome study reveals how the woolly mammoth thrived in the cold

Jul 3, 2015

Genome study reveals how the woolly mammoth thrived in the cold

Woolly mammoths spent their lives enduring extreme Arctic conditions including frigid temperatures, an arid environment and the relentless cycle of dark winters and bright summers. An exhaustive genetic analysis of these bygone Ice Age giants and their living cousins, Asian and African elephants, has ...