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 ...

Sep 5, 2015

The need for a high-level bio-lab

It's a positive move that Japan is authorizing its first facility to handle the deadliest pathogens, but the needs and concerns of the surrounding community must always be kept uppermost in mind.

Sep 2, 2015

Most Americans' hearts are older than their actual years

Three out of four Americans’ hearts are older than their chronological age, raising the risk of heart disease, stroke and premature death, officials said Tuesday. An online tool at can help people determine how old their heart is, based on factors like weight, ...